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4 Somali-Americans Win Local Elections

VOA | November 08, 2017   Abdi Warsame talks to supporters after his election. (Photo: Somali Service)   By Mohamed Olad Hassan   WASHINGTON / MINNEAPOLIS — Four Somali-Americans won races for public office in local elections that took place around the U.S. on Tuesday. In a contest between two Somali immigrants running for a seat on the Minneapolis city council, ...

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UN clears Qatar in migrant worker abuse probe

AFP | PUBLISHED: 8 November 2017   Activists and leading international labour unions had accused Qatar of subjecting migrant workers to slave-like conditions on jobs that included infrastructure projects for the World Cup in 2022   The UN’s labour agency on Wednesday closed a probe into the alleged mistreatment of foreign workers in World Cup 2022 host Qatar, praising a ...

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Nigerian president sacks senior official amid claims of corruption

The Guardian | Published: Wednesday 8 November 2017 Babachir Lawal removed from office after allegations that humanitarian aid was illegally diverted to companies he set up Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses a conference on tackling corruption in London in May 2016. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images   By Emmanuel Akinwotu in Abuja   Nigeria’s highest ranking civil servant has been sacked ...

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Saudi Arabia assures investors only private accounts suspended in anti-graft drive

  November 08, 2017   The arrests, which included Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (pictured), have reverberated across board rooms and financial institutions in the biggest Arab economy and globally. PHOTO: REUTERS   RIYADH (BLOOMBERG) – Saudi Arabia said it has only frozen the bank accounts of individuals and not those of the companies they own or manage, as the kingdom ...

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UK Cabinet minister under fire over secret Israel meetings

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | NOVEMBER 8, 2017   ALASTAIR GRANT, ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel reacts to a question from the media as she arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London.   LONDON — In the latest crisis ...

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Jeddah to host first women’s basketball tournament

Gulf News | Published: November 8, 2017 Women’s empowerment through sports receives major boost Leena Al Maeena Image Credit: Al Marsad   By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief   Manama: History will be made in Saudi Arabia on Saturday with the launch of the first official basketball tournament for women. Jeddah United, Dar Al Hekma University, University of Business and Technology, ...

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South Sudan commander defects to rebels

REUTERS | Published — Tuesday 7 November 2017   In this file photo, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, accompanied by then army chief of staff Paul Malong, right, waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, South Sudan. Tensions are high Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Juba after President Salva Kiir sent troops to surround the home of ...

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