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Arab League seeks UN intervention in Syria

One week ago, Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution seeking the end of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Now the Arab League has passed its own resolution calling for UN and Arab League peacekeeping troops to be stationed in Syria. Once again the plan faces Russian and Chinese opposition, while Westerners are wary of sending troops to the Middle East powder keg.

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2016-05-25 Liberia

Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

At the end of June, Liberia will retake full control of its own security. For the past thirteen years, the UN's peacekeeping force, UNMIL, has supported the country's police and...

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May,...

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

Tunisia steps up security measures to reassure tourists

In Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector...

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2016-05-20 China

Beijing tightens control of foreign NGOs

The Chinese government recently passed a law to bring foreign NGOs under stricter control. The legislation, which will come into force in 2017, gives police wide-ranging powers...

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2016-05-19 Philippines

Philippines: Moro Islamic Liberation Front dreams of 'caliphate' on Mindanao

The southern Philippines island of Mindanao is where the majority of the Muslim community lives in this predominantly Christian country. Various armed groups are fighting for the...

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