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SRSG KEATING BRIEFING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL

UNSOM News | September 13, 2017   Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia briefs the UN Security Council through video link from Mogadishu, on 13 September 2017. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe   Mr. President,   The long term as well as immediate challenges facing Somalia remain formidable, whether humanitarian, economic, security or political. The unity of ...

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Germany resumes deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers

AFP | Published — Wednesday 13 September 2017   An Afghan refugee, center, deported from Germany is registered by an International Organization for Migration (IOM) member after arriving in Kabul on Wednesday. (AFP)   KABUL: Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul on Wednesday as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after suspending ...

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Afghanistan cricket ground hit by suicide bomb blast in Kabul

SKY NEWS | Wednesday 13 September 2017 Police said security forces “sacrificed themselves” to prevent the attacker from reaching the crowd inside the stadium in Kabul.     By Philip Whiteside, News Reporter   At least three people have been killed in a suicide bombing during a cricket match in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. Hundreds of people were watching a T20 ...

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Djibouti opposition leader Ahmed Youssouf Houmed dies in France

  September. 13, 2017 Ismail Akwei with AFP   The leader of the Djibouti opposition coalition USN, Ahmed Youssouf Houmed died in France on Sunday at the age of 79. The Union for National Salvation (USN) party announced on Tuesday that he died in the western French town of Quimper where he was undergoing medical treatment. Party representative Maki Houbed-Gaba ...

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Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal

September 12, 2017   by Fulya OZERKAN/AFP   The deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems is Ankara’s most significant accord with a non-NATO supplier   Turkey has signed a deal for its first major weapons purchase from Moscow to buy S-400 missile defence systems, both sides announced Tuesday, in an accord that could trouble Ankara’s NATO allies. The purchase ...

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UN warns of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

Tuesday 12 September 2017 By SHEHAB SUMON   In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, smoke rises from a burned house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar. (AP)   DHAKA: The situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” the UN human rights chief said, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the country for Bangladesh topped 300,000. ...

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Togo president requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest

  September 12, 2017 By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with AP   Togolese president, Faure Gnassingbe, has requested the cancellation of an Israeli-Africa summit scheduled for next month in the West African country, the Associated Press reports. The country has recently been hit by anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the president and an immediate end to the Gnassingbe ruling ...

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US commemorates 9/11 thousands expected at ground zero

President Donald Trump scheduled to observe a moment of silence at about the time the first aeroplane hit People gather on a rooftop as the ‘Tribute in Light’ illuminates the night sky, on Sunday,in New York. The quiet rhythms of 9/11 commemoration have become customs over the years.   Published: September 11, 2017               ...

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DR Congo bus accident leaves 25 dead, dozens injured

AFP | Published — Monday 11 September 2017     KIKWIT, DR Congo: Twenty five people were killed and 57 others injured Sunday when a bus overturned in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an official toll. The accident on National Road Number 1 caused “25 deaths and 57 serious injuries” according to the official toll ...

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Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Monday, September11, 2017   Al-Shabab said 24 Somali soldiers were killed in the raid, but a Somali military official put the figure at around 10 dead soldiers [File: Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]   Armed group attack Bula Hawo on the Kenya-Somalia border claiming they killed dozens of soldiers. Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo ...

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