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Qatari Banks Are Said to Cut Dollar Sales to Foreign Lenders

October 19, 2017     By Archana Narayanan | Zainab Fattah   (Bloomberg) — Some Qatari banks are becoming less willing to sell dollars to foreign lenders amid a lingering regional standoff with a Saudi-led alliance, according to people familiar with the matter. Foreign exchange activity between local and international banks is almost at a standstill, the people said, asking ...

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Army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

October 19, 2017   The army has effectively been banned from playing any role in the search for peace in a boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states.   Information Minister Negeri Lencho at a press briefing said as part of peace efforts in the wake of recent deadly clashes, the government was tackling the source of the ...

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Powerful explosion rocks Swedish police station

AFP | Published — Wednesday 18 October 2017   A police officer stands guard outside a cordoned off area surrounding a police station in Helsingborg, Sweden, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP)   STOCKHOLM: A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early Wednesday, an attack authorities linked to their ...

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Car bomb kills 5 policemen, 2 civilians in southwest Pakistan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017   Security officials inspect a wreckage of a vehicle after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Wednesday. — Reuters   QUETTA, Pakistan — A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said. The attack killed five police officials ...

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Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing

October 18, 2017   Turkish paramedics tending to wounded Somalis who were flown to the Etimesgut military airport in Ankara on Monday. Turkey is providing medical support as Somalia finds itself ill-equipped to handle the crisis.PHOTO: EPA-EFE   NAIROBI • Somalia is in desperate need of donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu last ...

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Somaliland: President Siilaanyo Urges Candidates, National Leaders to Uphold National Unity Highest

October 17, 2017   His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud “Siilaanyo”, invited all candidates of the November Presidential election, the Commanders of the national armed and security forces, the Guurti, the National Election Commission (NEC) and other prominent leaders to dinner, on Monday, during which he, once again proved his statesmanship as a leader. ...

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Federal judge blocks third version of Donald Trump’s travel ban hours before it was to take effect

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy Wednesday.   A protester holds a sign at San Francisco International Airport during a demonstration to denounce Donald Trump’s travel ban in a Jan. 28 file photo. (AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ)   By The Associated Press Tues., Oct. 17, 2017 ...

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Female students to get driving lessons in colleges

  October 17, 2017   Saudi Gazette report     RIYADH — The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) will organize driving lessons for female students in various colleges in the Kingdom, according to female supervisor of girl education at TVTC Amal Al-Sahli. “Allowing women to drive will further promote their role in public life and enhance their participation in ...

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In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

  The Associated Press | October 17, 2017   Turkish doctors transport a critically wounded man on a stretcher to a waiting Turkish air ambulance to airlift injured patients for treatment in Turkey, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Oct,16, 2017. The death toll from Saturday’s truck bombing in Somalia’s capital now exceeds 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, ...

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Three policemen, two civilians killed in terrorist attack in North Sinai: Interior Ministry

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Oct 2017   File Photo: Armed security forces on the roof guard the police station el-Arish, Egypt after clashing with Islamic militants firing rocket-propelled grenades. (Photo: AP)   Three policemen and two civilians were killed on Monday in North Sinai’s Al-Arish after militants attacked security posts in the city, the Egyptian interior ministry said in ...

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