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AMISOM Says 1,000 Troops to Leave Somalia

VOA | Published: November 07, 2017   FILE – African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers from Burundi patrol after fighting between insurgents and government soldiers erupted on the outskirts of Mogadishu, May 22, 2012.   By Harun Maruf   MOGADISHU — African Union peacekeeping troops will start withdrawing from Somalia next month, says the head of the AU mission ...

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Gunmen attack Kabul TV station after explosion

Agence France-Presse in Kabul | Tuesday 7 November 2017   Incident at Shamshad TV follows series of recent attacks by the Taliban and Isis in Afghan capital Afghan security personnel take up a position near the Shamshad TV compound. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP   Gunmen have attacked a private television station in Kabul after breaking into the building following an explosion. ...

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False interpretation of religion is a means of destroying nations, Sisi tells youth forum

  November 07, 2017   Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi addressed the World Youth Forum on Monday, warning against the misinterpretation of religion, while highlighting battle against youth unemployment in Egypt   Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Reuters)   By Ahram Oline   Egypt’s youth must guard against false interpretations of religion being used to destroy nations, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ...

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U.S. finds four Minnesotans from Somalia used false IDs to gain citizenship

  November 07, 2017 They entered from Somalia under the controversial Diversity Visa Program.   A new U.S. citizen held an American flag during a naturalization ceremony. ANTHONY SOUFFLE, STAR TRIBUNE   By Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune   The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sought to revoke the citizenship of four Minnesotans from Somalia who are accused of defrauding the Diversity ...

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Ousted Catalan leader blasts Spain after Belgium frees him

November 07, 2017   Belgium releases Puigdemont and four former ministers with conditions   Demonstrators hold up posters demanding freedom for imprisoned politicians and leaders of separatist movements during a demonstration called by students at the University of Barcelona. Image Credit: AFP   By AFP   Brussels: Catalonia’s sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday denounced Spain as an undemocratic country ...

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Saudi deputy governor and 7 others killed in helicopter crash

ARAB NEWS | Monday, November 6, 2017     Google map shows the area in southwestern Saudi Arabia where the helicpter carrying the deputy governor Asir Province crashed on Sunday.   JEDDAH: The deputy governor of Asir province and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in the southwestern mountains of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency ...

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Lebanese president won’t accept PM’s resignation until he returns: Sources

REUTERS | Sunday, 5 November, 2017     Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun Reuters   Lebanon’s president will not accept the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri until he returns to Lebanon, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now politically difficult consultations on his successor. Hariri left Lebanon for Saudi Arabia on Friday and resigned on Saturday in a televised ...

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Bahrain orders citizens to leave Lebanon

  Associated Press | Published — Sunday 5 November 2017     A picture taken on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, shows people walking past a banner bearing a portrait of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the capital Beirut a day following the announcement of his resignation. (AFP / ANWAR AMRO)   DUBAI: Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to ...

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