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115 Prisoners Released

Wednesday, January 17, 2018   File Photo Dr. Merera Gudina   By ENA   Addis Abeba – Some 115 prisoners including Dr. Merera Gudina were released from Kilinto Prison today. The prisoners were released following the decision and directives issued by EPRDF’s Executive Committee to drop charges on some political figures who have been charged of criminal activities. Through the task ...

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President of Somaliland in Addis for Two-Day Official Visit

January 16, 2018     Addis Ababa (ENA) – Musa Bihi Abdi President of Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia, has arrived in Addis Ababa today for a two-day official visit. Foreign Minister, Workneh Gebeyehu has welcomed Abdi who won the election in November 2017, upon his arrival at the Bole International Airport. The president said that his visit will ...

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UAE to file complaint over flight interception by Qatar

Saudi Gazette | Published — January 16, 2018 Radar tracks show Qatari jets flying by UAE planes: Bahrain; A dangerous violation and a threat to civil aviation safety: Kingdom     Dubai — The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometers of Emirati passenger flights, ...

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Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

January 16, 2018   Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, meets with Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, left, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani’s visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to ...

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What if war comes? Sweden reissues cold war emergency pamphlet

Irish Times | Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Pack a small bag – booklet preps Swedes for war, terror attacks and pandemics   By Derek Scally in Berlin   For decades, it was the Armageddon Ikea catalogue of Sweden. Now, in an ominous sign for the new year, Swedish authorities are to republish an updated version of Om kriget kommer ...

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Somalia’s Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: HRW

January 16, 2018   AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB The Shabaab have carried out a string of deadly attacks in Somalia — a new report by Human Rights Watch says they are demanding parents hand over their children for indoctrination   By AFP   Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are increasingly threatening civilians to force them to hand over young children ...

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‘People were screaming’: troops destroy $200,000 aid camps in Somalia

The Guradian | Mon 15 Jan 2018 13.11 GMT More than 4,000 people are homeless two weeks after security forces demolished camps sheltering internally displaced Somalis   By Moulid Hujale   Two weeks after being forcibly evicted from their shelters, thousands of vulnerable families are still living rough in the outskirts of Mogadishu. Somali security forces went in and destroyed ...

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UPDATED: UAE says Qatari fighter jets twice intercepted civilian flights

Reuters | Monday 15 Jan 2018     The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted civilian Emirati aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain, state news agency WAM reported, amid a months-old feud between the Gulf Arab states. Qatar denied as “completely untrue” the initial interception report, but did not immediately comment on the ...

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Sudan deploys more troops to Eritrea border

January 15, 2018   The latest tension was sparked after Sudan signed an agreement to temporarily hand over the Red Sea island of Suakin to Turkey [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters]   Sudan says it has sent more troops to its eastern border with Eritrea as tension in the Red Sea region continues to rise. Early this month Khartoum closed its borders ...

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