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Iran gets 8 sailors freed from Somali pirates: MP

By Press TV February 14, 2017 This undated photo released by Somali pirates purportedly shows four Iranian sailors kidnapped by the pirates in the Gulf of Aden in May 2016. Eight Iranian sailors have been freed from captivity of pirates in Somalia, an Iranian lawmaker has announced, as efforts continue for the release of the remaining captives. Ali Yar Mohammadi, an ...

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Trump weighs revised travel ban, Supreme Court test still possible

By Ayesha Rascoe and Steve Holland REUTERS  February 11, 2017 By Ayesha Rascoe and Steve Holland U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing ...

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Turkmenistan’s non-election election

By DW 10.02.2017 Officially, there are several candidates and a campaign for president. In reality, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will be reelected leader of Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will all but surely be elected to a third term as president on Sunday, defeating the other eight candidates approved by the central election commission. Berdymukhamedov came to power in a special election in 2007, ...

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3 Turkish soldiers accidentally killed in Russian airstrike in Syria, Moscow confirms

By RT 9 Feb, 2017 Russian airstrikes have accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11 others in northern Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed. TrendsSyria unrest A Russian warplane hit a building housing Turkish soldiers in Al-Bab at 8:40 am local time, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. The soldiers were taken to hospital. Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

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UPDATE 1 – Kenyan court says closing Dadaab refugee camp would be unconstitutional

Thu Feb 9, 2017 (Adds government spokesman comment) By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI Feb 9 (Reuters) – A Kenyan court said on Thursday it would be unconstitutional for the government to close a sprawling refugee camp housing mostly people who have fled unrest in neighbouring Somalia. Nairobi has vowed to shut Dadaab, once considered the world’s largest refugee camp, because it ...

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Travel ban: US appeals court rejects White House request to reinstate executive order

Legal battles to continue after higher court denies request for immediate return to Trump’s travel ban Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach on Saturday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters Martin Farrer and agencies Sunday 5 February 2017 The US appeals court has denied the justice department’s request for an immediate reinstatement of Donald Trump’s controversial ...

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Dept of Homeland Security suspends flagging travelers under executive order

WASHINGTON Feb 4 (Reuters) – The Department of Homeland Security will stop flagging travelers from certain countries targeted by an executive order from President Donald Trump, a spokeswoman said on Saturday, in order to comply with a federal court ruling. The Justice Department intends to file an emergency stay of the order at the earliest possible time, the Department of ...

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More than 1,300 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in single day

By REUTERS February 4, 2017 Migrants aboard 13 vessels saved by Italian coastguard, Italian and British navies and others, making total of 2,600 rescued in three days More than 1,300 migrants were rescued in 13 separate missions in the Mediterranean on Friday, bringing the total helped over the last three days to more than 2,600, according to the Italian coastguard. ...

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US slaps new sanctions on Iran over missile test

February 4, 2017 By DW (Deutsche Welle) The Trump administration has issued new sanctions on Iranian nationals and entities, in a clear hardening of policy towards Tehran. Days earlier, Washington threatened Iran over its latest ballistic missile test. Washington added 13 individuals and 12 entities to its Iran sanctions authority list, the US Treasury said on its website on Friday. ...

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