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May 25, 2016
EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty
Nicosia (AFP) May 25, 2016
Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday. International organisations have accused Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of running an ultra-authoritarian and repressive regime since he deposed his democratically elected Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013. In its report, Amnesty said "12 out of 28 EU member states have remained among Eg ... read more

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South Africa detains 3 Chinese fishing vessels, 100 crew
South African authorities have detained three Chinese vessels and 100 crew members for allegedly illegal fishing in Indian Ocean waters off Port Elizabeth, officials said Monday. ... more

China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant
A Chinese state-owned company has signed a "preliminary" deal with Sudan to build the east African country's first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday. ... more

Oil attacks in Nigeria's south hit power, water supply
Militant attacks in Nigeria's oil-producing south have caused water supplies to be turned off in the country's commercial hub and biggest city, Lagos, the state government said on Tuesday. ... more
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Libya coastguard intercepts 850 migrants: navy
Libyan coastguards said they intercepted seven vessels on Sunday carrying around 850 African migrants trying to reach Europe illegally by sea. ... more


Supply pressures ease to pull oil prices lower
Crude oil prices retreated into negative territory Monday after supply constraints eased in Canada and optimism resurfaced in war-torn, and oil-rich, Libya. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Eni facilities attacked again in Nigeria
Italian energy company Eni confirmed Monday that some of its infrastructure in Nigeria was once again the target of a militant attack. ... more

France urges caution over arms supplies to Libya
France on Tuesday urged caution over supplying arms to Libya's fledgling unity government, saying an EU naval operation should ensure that weapons do not fall into the wrong hands. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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The Lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Russia Ready to Propose ASEAN New Nuclear Electrical Power Plants - Putin

Discovery could energize development of longer-lasting batteries

Pakistan Applies for Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems

Expansion of Energy Efficiency at Affordable Housing in New York State


Libya unity govt retakes crossroads from IS, seeks planes
Libya's unity government recaptured a strategic crossroads from the Islamic State group Tuesday and called for warplanes to bomb the jihadists after world powers showed readiness to arm it. ... more

Egypt's Sisi sees 'real opportunity' for Israel-Palestinian deal
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday there is now a "real opportunity" for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement that would also lead to warmer ties between Egypt and the Jewish state. ... more

Egypt approved for Harpoon missile buy
Egypt's procurement of Harpoon missiles for its submarines through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program has gained State Department approval. ... more
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Paramount announces armed ISR aircraft
South Africa's Paramount Group has launched a new armed aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. ... more

SES moves over 25 million households in Nigeria to digital
SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd. (CCNL) to provide a strategic, reliable and stable video platform, via SES's prime orbital position 28.2 degrees East, for the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
14 Galileo GPS satellites now in orbit

N. Korea asks UN chief to explain legal basis for sanctions

G7 host Japan on high-alert over terrorism threat

Chinese media slam US lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

Russia's new missile has 250-mile reach

MBDA contracted for Spear 3 missile development

Railgun pulse power modules delivered to U.S. Navy


US ready to loosen Libya arms embargo
The US government is ready to loosen a ban on arms exports to Libya, in a bid to help the country's fledgling unity government fight the Islamic State group, officials and diplomats have told AFP. ... more

US commandos continue to gain intel in Libya: Pentagon
The US military doesn't have a "great picture" of the situation in Libya, but small teams of US special operations forces continue working in the war-torn country to gain intelligence, a spokesman said Monday. ... more

China says Taiwan fraud suspects deported from Malaysia 'confess'
A group of Taiwanese fraud suspects deported from Malaysia to China have confessed and will be tried on the mainland, according to Chinese authorities, despite an angry Taipei demanding they face justice at home. ... more

DR Congo denies getting pistols from North Korea
The Congolese government on Saturday denounced as an "outright lie" claims in a UN confidential report its soldiers and police have been equipped with pistols from North Korea in violation of international sanctions. ... more

Brass tacks time for UN climate forum
Frontline climate diplomats will seek to translate good intentions into concrete action in Bonn Monday when they gather for the first time since hammering through a historic deal in December. ... more


Water crisis hits Sierra Leone capital
Sierra Leone's capital is in the grip of a fortnight-long drought that has forced residents to spend hours searching for water, often risking their lives by drinking contaminated supplies. ... more

US gives Tunisia military hardware to bolster security
The United States on Thursday delivered military hardware to Tunisia to help the North African country hit by several Islamic State group attacks secure its borders and battle terrorism. ... more
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US troops call in drone strike against Shebab in Somalia


U.S. MRAPs arrive in Egypt


32 million face hunger in drought-hit southern Africa: UN


Drought forces Coca-Cola to halt canned drinks in Namibia


Nigerian militant group issues manifesto


More debris 'almost certainly' from MH370: Australia


Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'


Oil prices mixed, to slightly lower to start Wednesday


More gas for Eni coming out of Egypt


Over a dozen people killed in Uganda landslides

EIA: Nigerian oil sector plagued by risk

Oil prices up on lingering threats to production

More oil than thought in Kenya

Landslides kill nearly 50 in Rwanda

S.Africa may re-consider regulated rhino horn trade in future

UN warns of 'bleak' outlook for drought-hit Zimbabwe

Senegal's child beggars show limits of 'apptivism'

Report: Shell evacuates Nigerian facility

China group buys DR Congo copper mine for $2.65 billion

Microsoft to address UN on 'digital terror'

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Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa

Desert antelope faces 'imminent extinction'

Russia's Rosneft ships its first cargo of LNG

Chevron knocked offline, Nigerian militant group says

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Floods following drought worsen Ethiopian hunger

Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

Nigeria says lost $15 bn in military procurement fraud

The unique challenges of conserving forest giants

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