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France thwarted five attacks since January, prime minister says

France has thwarted five attacks since January, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France Inter radio on Thursday. “The threat has never been so high,” Valls said. “We have never in our history been confronted with this kind of terrorism.” Valls said the figure included the arrest at the weekend of a 24-year-old Algerian man who had planned to attack churches ...

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ECOWAS Ministers to deliberate on persons without nationalities

The Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would jointly host the first Ministerial Conference on Statelessness in West Africa from February 23 to 25, in Cote d’Ivoire. Statelessness is a situation whereby an individual residing in a state is denied all the ...

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Video: Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste gives first interview, call for release of fellow journalists held by Egypt

• In his first interview since being freed, Peter Greste calls on Egypt to release Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy • Says there was a mix of emotion boiling inside when he was released In his first interview since being freed from an Egypt jail after 400 days in captivity, Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste called on the Egyptian authorities ...

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