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French troops seal off Algiers' notorious casbah, the 400-year-old Arab quarter, on May 27, 1956. French President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been tortured and assassinated at the hands of French soldiers in 1957.<br>AP

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war

President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been tortured and killed by French soldiers in 1957.


COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley's Human Rights Center identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health care workers and facilities last year.


World Food Program says security protocols, leaks a focus of Congo probe

A U.N. investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Congo that killed the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and driver will look into whether the long-planned mission's security protocols were followed and whether information might have leaked to the unknown gunmen involved in the ambush.

US Navy destroyer intercepts weapons cache off Somali coast

Members of the Navy, Army and Coast Guard aboard the destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill seized weapons in international waters.


Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

Jihadis linked to the Islamic State group attacked the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts there, security officials said.


Merged US Army Europe-Africa command boosts crisis response, general says

The consolidation of U.S. Army Europe and Africa headquarters is a “very big advance” that will enable troops to move more rapidly between continents in times of crisis, the general in charge of Army missions on the two continents said Tuesday.


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