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Curfews are not enough to maintain peace with protests, coast-to-coast arrests

City-to-coast city officials imposed curfews on Monday evening, hoping they would prevent another night of violent, chaotic demonstrations triggered by George Floyd’s death. But city-wide orders weren’t enough to maintain peace between demonstrators and police in some places. In Washington, DC, where Mayor Muriel Bowser had imposed a rare curfew after several nights of looting and vandalism, police fired tear …

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Attacks on Trump’s long-term Afghan peace strike a new blow

WASHINGTON / MUMBAI, India (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback when Kabul launched offensive operations after two attacks on Tuesday that killed many Afghans against the Taliban wanted to resume. Washington accused the attacks – one in a Kabul hospital where armed men killed at least 24 people, …

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Masked or not, Mike Pence keeps peace with a poker face

WASHINGTON – The paradox that Vice President Mike Pence gets in trouble because he’s not wearing a mask is that perhaps no member of the Trump administration is hidden behind an invisible of his own kind. For weeks he has been standing next to President Trump, stony-faced and illegible, with no evidence of the President’s reaction to tantrums and bleach …

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Yemen separatists announce self-government in the south, making peace efforts more difficult

ADEN (Reuters) – Yemen’s main southern separatist group announced early Sunday that it would establish self-government in areas under its control, warning the Saudi-Arabian-backed government that this would have “catastrophic consequences”. The move threatens to renew a conflict between the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the Saudi-backed government, nominal allies in the Yemen war, even if the United …

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The ceasefire in Yemen is at best the first step on the long road to peace

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The coronavirus pandemic could help end one of the worst wars in the world. This hope emerged this week as the main fighters in Yemen, the poorest Arab country, outlined their visions for the path to peace. Saudi Arabia announced a unilateral ceasefire on Wednesday to facilitate talks and prevent the spread of the corona virus. Almost …

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Corona virus threats to global peace and stability, UN chief warns World News

The United Nations head has described the coronavirus pandemic as a “struggle of a generation” and a threat to world peace and security. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the UN Security Council that the pandemic has the potential to increase social unrest and violence, which would significantly undermine the world’s ability to fight the disease. It was the most serious test …

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The Afghan Taliban are talking about the collapse of the prisoner exchange and threaten to disrupt the US peace agreement

Taliban and Afghan government officials negotiated the release of more than 100 prisoners. The US-Taliban peace agreement provided for thousands of prisoners to be released within a few days of their signature. However, the Afghan government quickly rejected this schedule and referred to logistical restrictions. The publication was weeks behind schedule, and when the two sides finally met in Kabul, …

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