The new reality of old age in America

Richard Dever had swabbed the campground shower stalls and emptied 20 garbage cans, and now he climbed slowly onto a John Deere mower to cut a couple acres of grass. THE FORGOTTEN: The issues at the heart of Trump’s America PART 1: On a Texas prairie, distance grows between neighbors over an American birthright. PART

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Why Libya’s new peace plan needs to go further than forging democracy

The newly appointed head of the United Nations special mission in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, has announced a plan for resolving the Libyan conflict. This amendment of the failed 2015 peace deal was anticipated, with the mandate of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) established under the December 2015 deal due to expire at the

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Tillerson says Kurdish independence referendum is illegitimate

BAGHDAD — The United States on Friday declared illegitimate Monday’s Kurdish referendum on independence, as the Iraqi government imposed a ban on international flights to airports operated by the Kurdistan Regional Government and Iraqi troops prepared to seize the semiautonomous region’s border controls. “The United States does not recognize the . . . unilateral referendum,” Secretary of

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Rex Tillerson in China for North Korea talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country’s retreat from nuclear arms and missile programmes. The US sees China as critical to averting a military confrontation with Pyongyang, which is

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Islamic State Regrouping in Libyan Desert, Experts Warn

As the Islamic State group faces military defeats in Syria and Iraq, the group has an eye on war-torn Libya, hoping to re-emerge there and organize in the country’s desert, officials and experts warn. Siddiq al-Soor, the head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tripoli, told reporters on Thursday that IS militants in the country

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Erdogan, Putin agree joint push to end Syria war

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to step up efforts to bring peace to Syria, with Mr Putin declaring the right conditions now existed to end the civil war. After late night talks at Mr Erdogan’s presidential palace in Ankara, both leaders agreed to push for the creation

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Sudan: President of the Republic Receives Director-General of Saudi Development Bank

Khartoum — President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir received in the Guest House, Wednesday evening, the Director-General of the Saudi Development Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, Engineer Yousif Bin Ibrahim Al-Bassam. The meeting was attended by Minister of Finance and National Planning,

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Sudan: President of the Republic Meets the Head of the Sudanese Olympic Committee

Khartoum — President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omar al-Bashir met Monday, in his office, at the presidential palace, the Head of the Sudanese Olympic Committee, Hashem Haroun. Haroun said in a press statement that he briefed the president on the performance of the committee in the past period and its preparations for the participation

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China ready to help S. Sudan achieve peace, development: diplomat

JUBA, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — China is ready to assist South Sudan in its quest to achieve long-lasting peace, prosperity and sustainable development, the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan He Xiangdong said on Thursday evening. Speaking during an event to celebrate the 68th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, He described relations between the

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CIA delegation attends high-profile Sudan security meet

KHARTOUM The 14th session of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) convened this week in Sudan with the unlikely participation of a high-level delegation from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Fifty-One African intelligence chiefs attended the event, which is slated to wrap up on Saturday. The participation of a CIA delegation

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