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Mali’s troops, foreign partners target women to ‘spread terror’ – UN report

United NationsReuters Mali’s troops and its foreign security partners, believed to be Russia’s Wagner mercenaries, are using violence against women and other “grave human rights abuses” to spread terror, UN sanctions monitors said in a report seen by Reuters on Monday. The monitors also warned in their report to the UN Security Council that the […]

Russia tries to close ring on Bakhmut as Ukrainians mount ‘furious resistance’

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a building damaged by a Russian military strike, amid their attack on Ukraine, in the front line city of Bakhmut, in Donetsk region, Ukraine February 27, 2023. REUTERS/Alex Babenko

Near Chasiv Yar, Ukraine Reuters Russian forces carried out relentless attacks on Bakhmut on Wednesday, trying to encircle and storm the small eastern Ukrainian city and claim their first major prize for more than half a year after some of the bloodiest fighting of the war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Moscow of throwing waves […]

US and France attack actions of Russian mercenaries in CAR

United NationsAP The US and France criticized mercenaries in the Central African Republic from the Russian security company Wagner, accusing them on Tuesday of executing civilians, attacking UN peacekeepers and targeting predominantly Muslim communities in their military operations. Russia never mentioned mercenaries or Wagner in responding, but said that “Russian specialists” are working “successfully” in […]