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World in Brief August 31 2018

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: Former high-ranking Bosnian Serb official Jovan Tintor was sentenced to 11 years in prison yesterday for war crimes committed during the 1992-95 civil war in Yugoslavia.

The court ruled that he had participated in a systematic attack against the Muslim and Croat population of Vogosca, on the outskirts of Sarajevo, in 1992.

Mr Tintor denied all charges of imprisonment, torture and murder of non-Serb civilians.

LIBYA: Fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has killed at least 26 people, including civilians, Health Ministry spokesman Widad Abu Niran said yesterday.

He added that another 75 people have been wounded in the fighting, which began on Monday and pits armed groups from Tripoli against others from the south of the country.

Militias supported by the UN-backed government in Tripoli proposed a ceasefire on Wednesday, but to no avail.

ZIMBABWE: President Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in former armed forces leader Constantino Chiwenga as one of his two vice-presidents yesterday.

Mr Chiwenga led the military when it rolled into the capital Harare last November to prevail on long-time leader Robert Mugabe to resign.

The president’s other vice-presidential appointment was Kembo Mohadi, who first took up the post last December.

IRAN: Tehran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, even after US withdrawal, the UN atomic watchdog has reported.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) makes clear in a confidential report that Iran has honoured key limitations set out in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

IAEA inspectors had access to all necessary sites, confirming no breaches to limits of heavy water and low-enriched uranium stockpiles.


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