China hits back at Trump, adds tariffs to $60B of U.S.-made products

China will start imposing tariffs on over 5,000 American products, including coffee, honey, industrial chemicals and farm machinery. by Lucy Bayly / Sep.18.2018 China will impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of American-made goods, hitting back at the U.S. just hours after President Donald Trump announced a massive escalation in tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods from Beijing.

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€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

  Tuesday 18 September 2018 The largest ever drug haul discovered in Freeport containers on Monday had a street value of €28.5 million, the Customs Department has revealed, according to Times of Malta.  The four containers containing 10 to 11 tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered at the Malta Freeport, the newspaper added. “Three of

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The world’s biggest book sale is coming to Dubai 

  More than three million books will be available: ‘the discounted prices mean that people from all walks of life – white collar; blue collar – have access to books’ Rupert Hawksley September 19, 2018 Bookworms, take note: the world’s biggest book sale, featuring more than three million new books, is coming to Dubai next

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Book review: ‘Elsewhere Home’ by Leila Aboulela 

  Aboulela uses the lens of interracial relationships to depict nuances of race, religion and culture Syma Mohammed September 15, 2018 Leila Aboulela’s second book of short stories follows the well-worn, but distinctly fresh trajectory of her novels The Translator and Minaret which focus on home, belonging and displacement. Longlisted for the People’s Book Prize, Elsewhere, Home features 13 short stories

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The Sudanese intelligence services are likely to jail more officers for corruption

September 19, 2018 Khalil Charles  @khalilcharles September 19, 2018 at 9:36 am This week’s sentencing of one of the most powerful intelligence officers in Sudan has not only sent shockwaves through the ranks of the National Security and Intelligence Service (NISS) and civil servants, but is also set to open the floodgates for more corrupt

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South Sudan army burned civilians alive, ran them over and swung children into tree trunks, says Amnesty

Human rights group warns ‘government continues to give suspected perpetrators free rein to commit fresh atrocities’ Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93 South Sudan’s military forces systematically raped women, murdered civilians and carried out large-scale looting, Amnesty International has alleged. Civilians were burnt alive, hanged in trees and run over with armoured vehicles in opposition-held areas in Unity State, the

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More than 5 million Yemeni children face risk of famine

  FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP LONDON A man feeds children in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. Yemenis in the isolated pocket in the north have been reduced to eating boiled leaves from a local vine to stave off starvation, with no aid reaching many families who need it most. (AP Photo) Over five million children in

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UN Says 78 Humanitarian Incidents Occurred In South Sudan In August

on September 18, 2018 By NAN Some 78 incidents of aid operations were reported in August in South Sudan with most occurring in Jonglei, Central Equatoria and Upper Nile, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said of these, 23 per cent involved violence against

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Belarus to ship €60m worth of grain warehouses to Sudan

MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) – Belarus will ship 17 grain warehouses to the tune of €60 million to Sudan. The contracts were signed by Lidselmash, Selenergoprom and the Agricultural Bank of Sudan on 18 September, BelTA learned from Spokesperson for the Industry Ministry Vladimir Podolyak. Lidselmash signed a contract to supply eight grain warehouses with

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Amal Madibbo receives Award of Recognition from Embassy of Sudan in Canada

  By Heath McCoy, Faculty of Arts September 19, 2018 Sociology professor Amal Madibbo accepts the Award of Recognition from the Ambassador of Sudan to Canada, Mahmoud Fadl. Photo courtesy Embassy of Sudan In the mid 1990s, Dr. Amal Madibbo, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, left her home in Sudan to begin her

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