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Kazakhstan Officially Abolishes Death Penalty After Nearly Two-Decade Freeze

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Kazakhstan has abolished the death penalty, making permanent a nearly two-decade freeze on capital punishment in the Central Asian country, a statement on the presidential website said on January 2. The statement said Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev had signed off on parliamentary ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Read More

Why Is The World Allowing Turkmenistan To Deny It Has The Coronavirus?

4 months ago Web Desk 0
Various media reports and independent sources indicate that Turkmenistan is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Yet Turkmen officials continue to say there have not been any incidents of COVID-19 in the country. But the cases of two diplomats assigned to Turkmenistan suggest the virus is indeed there — though in both cases their Read More

Congo Army Says its Forces Recapture Eastern Village From Islamist Group

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GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Congo said Saturday that 14 suspected Islamist militants and two soldiers were killed in fighting on New Year’s Day as the Congolese army backed by U.N. peacekeepers regained control of Loselose village in the east of the country. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group that has Read More

Roadside Bomb Kills Two French Soldiers in Mali

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PARIS – Two French soldiers were killed Saturday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali, just days after three others died in similar fashion, the French presidency announced. President Emmanuel Macron “learned with great sadness” of the deaths of Sergeant Yvonne Huynh and Brigadier Loic Risser in the Menaka region, his Read More