At least 83 killed during clashes in Sudan’s western Darfur region Jan 19, 2021 0 326 12345 dpa KhartoumAt least 83 people were killed and 160 others injured when various ethnic groups clashed in Sudan’s West Darfur State, a local doctors’ association said.The fighting took place at a displaced person’s camp in the city of El Geneina over the weekend, the Central Doctors Committee said.The clashes were triggered when a person from an Arab ethnic group was stabbed by a member of an Masalit ethnic group, according to the Darfur Lawyers’ Association.Armed militias used the incident to launch attacks across El Geneina, causing numerous deaths, chaos and panic, the association said.State governor Muhammad Abdullah Al-Duma announced a night curfew in an attempt to de-escalate the situation, while the Defence Ministry sent in troops.The clashes occurred about two weeks after United Nations peacekeepers discontinued their patrols in the Darfur region, preparing for a full withdrawal.UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was “deeply concerned” about the clashes over the weekend.“Escalating inter-communal violence has resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, the displacement of nearly 50,000 people and the destruction of property,” Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.The Darfur region has been volatile since a conflict broke out in 2003 in the western Darfur region between the government of former autocrat Omar al-Bashir and sections of the population demanding greater political participation.Government forces and the allied Arab Janjaweed militia acted brutally against the local population and an estimated 300,000 people were killed in the crackdown. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India officials deny claims hospital staff died from vaccine Jan 19, 2021 0 412 Tunisia arrests 632 people, army deployed amid violent protests Jan 19, 2021 0 314 Indonesia quake death toll rises to 84 Jan 19, 2021 0 273 Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets Tel Aviv/Gaza City: Israeli fighter jets struck military targets belonging to the radical Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, in response to two rockets fired out of the enclave, the army said in a .. 10 Afghanistan soldiers killed in Taliban attack dpa Kabul Ten members of the Afghan army were killed in a Taliban attack in the country’s northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday. The militants attacked a military base on the Baghlan-Samangan highway .. Afghanistan launches first polio vaccination drive of 2021 Kabul: Afghanistan launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Public Health Ministry announced. Around 65,000 health workers are assigned .. China willing to share new moon samples ... after laying down rules Beijing: The first rocks brought back to Earth from the moon in decades will be shared with researchers in other countries, provided diplomats can abide by China’s rules for the process of lending and returning the .. Stranded Indian sailors leave China coast after 7 months dpa New Delhi A group of Indian sailors stranded off the Chinese coast for seven months, caught up in a trade dispute between China and Australia, have been allowed to leave for Japan, union officials said on Monday. The ..