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12:23, 22 June 2018 Friday
Mauritania
14:53, 04 April 2018 Wednesday

Turkey Mauritania sign protocol on trade

Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci says Turkey aims to increase investments in Mauritania  

05:02, 17 February 2018 Saturday

Mauritania slams watchdog's remarks on rights record

Human Rights Watch accuses local authorities of 'cracking down' on activists, rights groups

16:11, 04 January 2018 Thursday

Mauritanian MPs protest US embassy move to Jerusalem

Lawmakers demonstrate outside US embassy in Nouakchott to protest Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

10:23, 20 December 2017 Wednesday

Mauritania s parliament condemns US move on Jerusalem

Lawmakers vote unanimously in favor of denouncing US for declaring Jerusalem (Qudus) Israeli capital

17:22, 07 December 2017 Thursday

Mauritania activists released after executions protest

Although the families have since been compensated, no one has ever been tried for the crimes owing to a 1993 amnesty law.

03:01, 25 November 2017 Saturday

Mauritanian opposition decries ban on planned protest

Authorities refuse to allow planned Saturday rally to protest government policies  

11:12, 22 November 2017 Wednesday

Mauritania NGO slams police abuses against protesters

Police have used excessive force to break up demonstrations that have recently shaken Mauritania, says rights group

14:54, 11 November 2017 Saturday

Mauritania deploys forces in anticipation of protests

Local political parties, groups call for protests to demand execution of blogger convicted of apostasy

16:44, 23 October 2017 Monday

Heads of Arab supreme courts convene in Mauritania

Eighth Conference of Heads of Arab Supreme Courts kicks off in Mauritanian capital Nouakchott  

11:17, 18 October 2017 Wednesday

Mauritanian coast guard arrests 70 Senegalese fishermen

One of the fishermen was shot and has been admitted to hospital  

13:23, 10 September 2017 Sunday

Mauritania says US anti-slavery visit 'illegal'

A dozen campaigners landed at Nouakchott airport on Friday for a week-long visit but were refused visas, a local anti-slavery NGO said earlier.

04:00, 19 August 2017 Saturday

Mauritania dissenting ex-senator faces corruption probe

Ould Ghada, prominent opposition figure, was arrested last week

12:09, 05 August 2017 Saturday

Mauritanians vote in controversial charter referendum

Vote is boycotted by opposition groups

14:20, 04 August 2017 Friday

Mauritanian president says he will not run for 3rd term

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz makes declaration day before controversial referendum on proposed constitutional changes

04:14, 04 August 2017 Friday

Clashes on final day of Mauritania referendum campaign

The authorities refused to give the green light for protests opposing the constitutional changes in Nouakchott and three regions of the west African country, leading to what activists said was "excessive" use of tear gas in an area to the west of the capital.

16:02, 19 June 2017 Monday

Iranian FM arrives in Mauritania for unannounced visit

Javad Zarif is slated to meet Mauritanian president, foreign minister to discuss bilateral ties, regional developments

17:31, 08 June 2017 Thursday

Mauritanian parties urge govt not to cut ties with Doha

Opposition calls on Nouakchott to reverse earlier decision to sever relations with Qatar

16:51, 24 May 2017 Wednesday

Sandstorm kills at least 9 in central Mauritania

North African country typically prone to sandstorms during onset of spring

18:20, 19 May 2017 Friday

Mauritanian leader meets with Chinese FM in Nouakchott

Two men reportedly discuss bilateral ties, cooperation

20:52, 02 May 2017 Tuesday

Mauritanian leader meets Russian official in Nouakchott

Russian deputy FM discusses ‘activation’ of bilateral ties with Mauritanian president

19:06, 04 April 2017 Tuesday

Mauritania names new presidential chief-of-staff

Mohamed Sheikhna al-Talib had previously served as military attaché at Mauritanian embassy in Paris



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