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A demonstrator gives the victory sign during a protest, in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.  Protests in Sudan’s capital and across the country are demanding a faster pace to democratic reforms, in demonstrations that are marking the two-year anniversary of the uprising that led to the military’s ouster of strongman Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudanese protesters rally, demand detention centers closed

Jan. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Sudanese rallied in the capital, Khartoum, on Thursday to demand the closure of illegal detention centers following the alleged torturing and killing of a man by a paramilitary force whose members once formed the backbone of a militia accused of war crimes in Darfur. The death of...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. As rioters converged on the U.S. Capitol building, the grounds normally hailed as the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups. Militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations and fervent supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stood shoulder to shoulder, unified in rage. Experts say years of increasing partisanship and a growing fascination of paramilitary groups combined with the coronavirus pandemic to create a conveyor belt of radicalization. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn't retreating

Jan. 13, 2021 6:12 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups: militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations, anti-maskers and fanatical supporters of President Donald Trump, standing shoulder to shoulder in rage. ...

US sanctions controversial deputy of Iraqi paramilitaries

Jan. 13, 2021 1:38 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on an influential Iraqi militia leader and deputy of a powerful Iran-backed umbrella of mostly Shiite paramilitary groups, designating him a global terrorist figure. The move by the U.S. Treasury against Abdulaziz al-Mohammadawi, known as Abu...

FILE - In this June 22, 2019 file photo, a Sudanese soldier from the Rapid Support Forces or RSF, led by Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, stands on his vehicle during a military-backed tribe's rally, in the East Nile province, Sudan. The death of a Sudanese man who was snatched while sitting at a coffee shop has sparked controversy around the scope of a paramilitary force in Sudan. The 45-year-old man was arrested in mid-December 2020, south of the capital, Khartoum and held at a detention center run by the Rapid Support Forces, or RSF. Five days later, his body appeared at a hospital morgue. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Sudanese man's death draws attention to paramilitary force

Dec. 27, 2020 1:43 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man who was snatched while sitting at a coffee shop has sparked controversy around the scope of a paramilitary force whose members once formed the backbone of a militia that rights groups say committed war crimes in Darfur. Bahaa el-Din Nouri, 45, was taken on Dec. 16...

FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, traffic moves onto Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.  as access to via the now open Wilson Gate goes into effect.   Jordan Duncan, a former U.S. Marine will remain in custody after being charged with plotting to illegally make and sell guns.  Duncan was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He moved to Boise, Idaho, in September 2020 and was arrested by the FBI the following month. He now awaits trial and remains in federal custody. (John Althouse/The Daily News via AP)

Ex-Marine to remain jailed in probe of paramilitary group

Dec. 10, 2020 3:33 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Duncan was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina when he joined a group organized by a fellow U.S. Marine who used a neo-Nazi internet forum to recruit members for what he called “a modern day SS,” according to a federal indictment. After separating from the...