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Tunisia’s election board confirmed on Wednesday night that the secular party Nidaa Tounes had won a decisive victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, securing 85 seats and knocking the Islamist party Ennahda into second place, with 69 seats.

Police have arrested a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.

In the aftermath of reports on a Military Intelligence list containing email addresses of more than 300 journalists, government officials and activists, Colombia’s government and judicial authorities, and the United Nations demanded clarifications and reforms.

In spite of Army officials’ reassurance about steps taken to investigate the situation and prevent similar events from happening in the future, the political backlash of the fourth alleged case of illegal wiretapping seemed inevitable.

The remains of 80 people who were killed during Peru’s internal conflict with Shining Path rebels have been handed over to their families for burial, decades after their deaths.

The ceremony, led by the Public Prosectuor’s Office, took place in Peru’s southern Andean region of Ayacucho, which was at the center of the bloody conflict in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The bodies of the victims were identified by forensic anthropologists, who exhumed mass graves between 2011 and 2013 in Ayacucho and used DNA to identify the individuals, daily El Comercio reported.

At least five asylum seekers from Syria have been refused refugee status in the Netherlands because they are war crimes suspects, Trouw reports on Wednesday.

South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir has hinted on possibilities of his country attaining peace within weeks, despite continuous violation of the ceasefire by rebels.

The president made these remarks during Wednesday's meeting with South Africa's deputy leader, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Large parts of Egypt’s civilian infrastructure have been placed under army jurisdiction, a move nominally aimed at terrorists that also makes it easier for the government to try members of the political opposition in the country’s opaque military courts.

On October 26, 2014, Ms. Yara Sallam and Ms. Sanaa Seif, who have been held in pre-trial detention since their arrest on June 21 without grounds or justification, were sentenced along 21 other protesters to three years in prison, an additional three years of police surveillance, a 10,000 EGP fine (1,000 euros), and repayment for property damages they allegedly caused.

Colombian authorities on Friday confirmed that one of the FARC guerrilla’ most senior military figures is in Havana to join the rebel negotiating team currently engaged in peace dialogues with the Colombian government.

Colombia’s State Council has ruled that members of the armed forces, including the military and police, can also be deemed victims of the armed conflict, according to El Tiempo newspaper.

In a ruling on a 1997 attack by the FARC on a military base in which three soldiers were killed, the State Council claimed that soldiers and police officers can be victims, setting a legal precedent which could affect their eligibility for reparations.

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