Sudan’s Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles

JERUSALEM – Sudan on Friday became the third state to move toward normalizing relations with Israel. But unlike Israel’s recent deal with Abu Dhabi where hotels are already promoting packages for Israeli tourists, the deal with Sudan still faces several hurdles, including some public opposition. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the normalization deal with Sudan. Netanyahu called it a dramatic breakthrough to peace and said the famous three “no’s” from Sudan in 1967 – no to peace with Israel, no to negotiations with Israel, and no normalization with Israel,…

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Police Arrest 100 Over Angola Anti-Government Demos

At least 100 people were held following violent weekend anti-government protests in the Angolan capital Luanda, a senior government official announced Sunday. Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters to break up the demonstrations that attracted around 2,000 people. Protesters set up barricades along the roads using skips, boulders, tree trunks and burning tires. Others set a national flag ablaze, an AFP photographer saw. Dozens of protesters, including journalists covering the demonstrations, were arrested. Salvador Rodrigues, an official with the interior ministry, said on state television that 103 people,…

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on school attacks in Afghanistan and Cameroon

NEW YORK, “This has been a deadly weekend for schoolchildren in Afghanistan and Cameroon. “Earlier today, an attack outside an educational center in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area left 16 people dead and 45 people injured, many of them women and children. “Thousands of miles away, an attack on a confessional bilingual college in Kumba, in south-west Cameroon, killed 8 children and injured another 12. “I am shocked and outraged at these abominable attacks and condemn them in the strongest possible terms. “Attacks on education are a grave violation of children’s rights.…

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