News Wire | July 31, 2023 Archive

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West African Nations Threaten Military Action Unless Niger Coup Is Undone

By Declan Walsh | The New York Times

West African leaders on Sunday threatened military action against Niger, where soldiers seized power in a coup on Wednesday, unless the country’s democratically elected president is restored to office within a week.

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At Least 40 Killed in Blast at Pakistan Political Convention

By Rick Noack, Shaiq Hussain and Haq Nawaz Khan | The Washington Post

The blast struck a gathering for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, a right-wing political and religious party led by hard-line cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near the border with Afghanistan, and injured nearly 200 people, according to the provincial information minister, Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel.

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