Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says
29 September 2021 | 6:22 am
The Serb member of Bosnia's presidency, Milorad Dodik, has laid out plans for a Bosnian Serb army. But the Croat member of the presidency, Zeljko Komsic, has described it as a "criminal act of rebellion."
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Ahmad H. allegedly led a pro-Assad militia in the suburbs of Damascus during the early years of the Syrian civil war. He has been accused of crimes against humanity and arrested in Bremen.
A team from the West African bloc left without fulfilling scheduled meetings and plans. Meanwhile, the country's ousted president warned that his country's security was at risk amid the junta rule.
The main opposition Congress party leader had been found guilty of defaming PM Narendra Modi. However, the Supreme Court suspended Gandhi's conviction, paving the way for his return.
Hun Sen, who has ruled the country for nearly four decades, is passing the baton to his eldest son. This follows confirmation of a landslide election victory last month in a vote decried as a sham.
Niger's political scene became more complex on Wednesday as former rebel Rhissa Ag Boula announced a new Council of Resistance for the Republic (CRR) aimed at reinstating deposed Nigerien president Mohamed Bazoum.
Niger's coup leader Abdourahamane Tiani sent a delegation, led by his defence chief General Moussa Salaou Barmou, to the Guinean capital Conakry on Saturday to thank leaders there for their support - a sign of the junta's desire to affirm alliances as it stands up to regional and other powers.
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The independent monitoring group Golos says the detention of its co-chair Grigory Melkonyants is aimed at hindering public observation of the upcoming elections in Russia.
Maxime Mokom is accused of crimes against humanity for atrocities committed against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic. ICC judges are determining whether he should stand trial.
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