Saturday, August 24, 2019

Somaliland: Somaliland and Puntland in fresh battle over disputed area

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Somaliland and Puntland are in new row following the attack on a convoy of top Somaliland government officials by suspected Puntland militia on Wednesday.

According to a statement from Somaliland government, suspected militia from Puntland attacked a convoy of Somaliland officials, including the Governor of Badhan, as it passed through the Hadaftimo District of the Sanaag Region.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Indonesia: Why are there violent clashes in Papua and West Papua?

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Who controls Papua and West Papua?

Papua and West Papua form the western half of the island of New Guinea (the eastern half is the nation of Papua New Guinea).

The region was known as Irian Jaya until 2000, before the provinces were renamed in 2003 as Papua and West Papua.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Yemen: Fresh clashes between separatists and Government forces in south

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UAE-backed separatist fighters have seized a number of military camps in Yemen’s southern Abyan province, as fresh clashes with forces loyal to the country’s internationally recognised government caused multiple deaths and injuries.

The two sides are nominal allies in a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling the Houthi rebel movement after the latter took over the capital, Sanaa, and most major cities in 2014.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Syria: Syria rebels pull out of key town of Khan Sheikhoun after 5 years

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Syrian opposition forces have withdrawn from the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun, deep in the last rebel-held province.

Government forces, backed by Russia, closed in on the town in recent weeks, five years after rebels took over.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

China: China condemns Myanmar’s Northern Alliance (NA) ethnic rebels for Shan State fighting

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China on Monday criticized recent attacks by an alliance of ethnic armed groups on police and military outposts in northern Myanmar’s Shan State, saying the actions derail the country’s peace process and create instability in the region.

At a press conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said China “strongly condemned” the attacks carried by the Northern Alliance (NA), an alliance of the ethnic armed groups the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA).

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