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U.S. State Department due to release last of Clinton emails

January 31, 2016 - UNITED STATES

The State Department is required to release to the public the last batch of some 55,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails by the end of January, but the release won’t close the chapter on the toxic issue for the former Secretary of State and now Democratic presidential candidate.

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Burundi crisis and African Standby Force to dominate African Union summit

January 28, 2016 - ETHIOPIA

The leaders of the 54-nation African Union (AU) meet at the bloc’s headquarters in Addis Ababa for the first of two 2016 summits. The official theme is human rights, but a showdown with Burundi over peacekeepers and questions about the readiness of the new African Standby Force (ASF) represent more pressing business.

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UN plans Syria peace talks despite complications

January 25, 2016 - UNITED NATIONS

Talks set for Jan 25 in Geneva are intended as the first step in a plan endorsed by the United Nations Security Council to end the war in Syria, but the recent death of a key rebel leader complicates the task of finding a deal that would satisfy the Syrian regime and its multi-sided opposition.

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Aviation conference might reveal Iran’s post-sanctions shopping list

January 24, 2016 - IRAN

The Iran Aviation Summit in Tehran is the first major international aviation event to be held in Iran in almost 40 years. The relaxation of international sanctions on the country and its apparent plan to regain its place in the airline industry mean boom times for aerospace suppliers. The event might reveal more details of Iran’s shopping list.

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Saudi King Salman marks first year of reign

January 23, 2016 - SAUDI ARABIA

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ends the first year of his reign in frail health and facing many of the challenges that confronted the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who died on Jan 23 aged 90. Salman shaped many of the policies that marked his half brother’s reign and the issues remain broadly similar.

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Litvinenko enquiry to be published

January 21, 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM

The report of a public enquiry chaired by the coroner Sir Robert Owen, will be presented to Parliament. At the centre of the report is the allegation is that Litvinenko was assassinated on the orders of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

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Indirect Senate vote launches election season

January 17, 2016 - DR CONGO

The provincial assemblies of the vast unstable central African country elect the members of the 108-seat Senate of the bicameral legislature, a vote regarded as the formal kick-off for the presidential and legislative election in Nov 2016. The Senate vote, delayed several times, was last held in 2007.

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