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ACTU statement on resumption of conflict in Western Sahara

The ACTU deplores the flagrant violation by the Moroccan army of the ceasefire in Western Sahara by moving its army into the Guerguerat area and Buffer Strip which is monitored by the United Nations’ mission in Western Sahara, MINURSO. MINURSO was tasked with organising a referendum of self-determination promised to the people of Western Sahara, which has been occupied by ...

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Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Ministry of Information

  The Government of the Sahrawi Republic and the Frente POLISARIO condemn in the strongest possible terms the decision taken by the outgoing US President Donald Trump to recognise that which Morocco does not possess, namely “sovereignty over Western Sahara”.   The position announced by Trump constitutes a flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations and its resolutions ...

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Fears a 29-year-old ceasefire that was broken will reignite the Morocco-Western Sahara conflict

By: Sahar Mourad A United Nations brokered ceasefire between the Western Sahara and Morocco has been in place since 1991. The 29 year ceasefire was thrown out the window on Friday when the leader of the pro-independence group Polisario Front in Western Sahara, Brahim Ghali, declared war on Morocco. They accused Morocco of placing a roadblock stopping access to Mauritania ...

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Biden says nothing will stop transition as Trump vows new legal action

By: Simon Lewis and Jeff Mason President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that nothing would stop the transfer of power in the US government, while President Donald Trump pursued lawsuits in several states in a long-shot bid to hold on to power. Mr Trump’s campaign said it would file a lawsuit to stop Michigan from officially certifying Mr Biden as the winner there ...

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ISIS claims attack by paroled solo gunman Kujtim Fejzulai

Austrian investigators were piecing together the Monday evening rampage through central Vienna by a lone gunman and later claimed by Islamic State, as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for a European response to “political Islam”. Four people were killed and 23 wounded when Kujtim Fejzulai, described as a 20-year-old Islamic State sympathiser who had spent time in prison, opened fire with ...

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UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

Tensions between the US and China came to the fore of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus. He called for China to be held «accountable» for the pandemic. In his speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country had «no intention to enter a Cold War ...

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