Thomas Perriello, the US Special Envoy for the Africa Great Lakes region, has said that the Democratic Republic of Congo is unnecessarily flirting with disaster. Perriello emphasised calls that the people of Congo want a chance to choose their next leader. Congos President Joseph Kabila is due to stand down on 19 December, but he has been accused of political manoeuvring to ensure he can remain in power indefinitely.
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Vladimir Putin has said Russia are in very active talks with rebel forces in Syria, about calling a nationwide ceasefire. The Russian presidents comments come after thousands of people have been evacuated from Aleppo during a ceasefire in the city.
Dec 16, 2016
An international delegation of Muslim leaders has returned from the frontlines of the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq to share with their communities in Britain, the US and Malaysia the cold, hard reality of life under the militant group.The three member delegation: Shaykh Muhammad Umar ibn Ramadhan from the Ramadhan Foundation in the UK, General Tan Sri Azumi from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Malaysia and Mohammed Khan from the King Fahad Mosque in Los Angeles spent a week in Iraq visiting areas of the country liberated from the Islamic State and meeting religious, political and military officials.
Dec 16, 2016
Evening wrap: SC stands by note ban, Nirbhaya revisited in Delhi, Irina Shayk pregnancy news, and more
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