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World 26 Sep 2020 | 12:44 AM

Tanzania's anti-graft body arrests 7 mineral dealers over smuggling claims

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's anti-graft watchdog on Friday announced the arrest of seven top mineral dealers for their allegedly attempt to bribe senior government officials to facilitate smuggling of Tanzanite, a rare gem.

World 25 Sep 2020 | 3:50 PM

Turkey orders dozens of arrests, including Kurdish opposition, over Kobani protests

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party, over 2014 violent protests against the siege by Islamic State of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

World 25 Sep 2020 | 11:50 AM

Witness arrests in high-profile Egypt gang rape case sends shivers through #MeToo movement

CAIRO (AFP): A climate of fear has gripped Egypt's #MeToo movement as the arrests of witnesses in a high-profile rape case threaten to derail efforts to curb male sexual violence in the country.

World 24 Sep 2020 | 12:47 AM

Police in Minsk use water cannon against protesters, begin arrests

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police have used water cannon and started to arrest protesters who took to the streets in their thousands on Wednesday following the sudden inauguration of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a Reuters witness said.