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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:18
Brazil police, including officers who were off duty, killed nearly 3,500 people in 2015, and some of those incidents were extrajudicial killings, a report said. The report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), published Thursday, said the extrajudicial executions contributed to “a cycle of violence in Brazil.”
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:16
Authorities in Honduras have dismantled several networks of allegedly corrupt law enforcement officers, a positive sign for the country's efforts to purge its police institution but also a reminder of the depth and breadth of corruption in the force.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:14
Amid increasing desertion, two rival groups of FARCrebels clashed leaving two dead, a clear violation of the ceasefire and evidence that the rebel movement is breaking apart even as the peace process enters its implementation phase.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:05
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman lashed out at the U.S. military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance that Washington backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants fighting the Turkish state.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:00
Residents welcome Iraqi soldiers as they liberate Mosul, but the trauma of life under the Islamic State still lingers.
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 07:54
Egypt and Saudi Arabia have extended their drive for influence in the Middle East by turning their sights on the Horn of Africa and other East African states. Cairo and Riyadh are competing for political influence, investing in agriculture projects, and vying for control in the Nile River valley.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 13:23
The MS13 has called for negotiations with the government, which could include the dismantling of the gang, implying a drastic change in posture since four years ago when the gang's national leadership refused to enter a dialogue about its possible dissolution.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 13:21
An international court's condemnation of the Colombian state's role in an infamous military operation in the city of Medellín speaks to the failings of militarizing the fight against illegal armed groups, particularly in heavily populated urban areas.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 08:12
The U.S. government is paying the salaries of “tens of thousands” of non-existent Afghan soldiers, police, teachers and civil servants, a top Pentagon official said Wednesday in reporting on the scale and variety of misspent U.S. money.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 08:08
Photographs recently released by the Australian government show that light anti-armor weapons seized from a smuggling vessel near Yemen’s coast appear to have been manufactured in Iran, further suggesting that Tehran has had a hand in a high-seas gunrunning operation to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

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