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Afghans wary of more carnage

International | The Taliban promises more attacks after peace talks with the United States break down
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/19, 04:12 pm

A week set aside to remember the victims of Afghanistan’s 18-year civil war opened with bad news: Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban failed. On Sept. 7, President Donald Trump announced that all chances of a deal with the Taliban were “dead” following multiple attacks that killed one U.S. soldier and many civilians.

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All parties guilty in Yemeni conflict

International | UN investigators call for arms restrictions and an inquiry into rights violations
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/19, 06:16 pm

Several Western nations, including the United States, are likely complicit actors in the civil war in Yemen that sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the United Nations said last week. The investigation also accused both sides in the conflict of atrocities in the targeting of civilians.

The report by a group of experts on Yemen within the UN Human Rights Council involved more than 600 interviews with victims and witnesses.

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Migrating capitals

International | Indonesia joins several other nations in moving their seats of government to new cities
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/03/19, 04:06 pm

The Indonesian government last week said it will build a new capital city from the ground up to alleviate pollution, traffic, and environmental hazards in its current capital, Jakarta.

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