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Two police officers killed in Al-Shabaab raid in Kenya’s coast

Thursday July 6, 2017 by Joy Nabukewa and Chris Mgidu   LAMU, Kenya, July 5 (Xinhua) — At least two police officers were killed in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region by suspected Al-Shabaab militants who raided a police camp early Wednesday. Acting Coast regional police commander Akello Odhiambo said the officers were killed when the militants raided and burnt the police ...

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Egypt, Gulf countries say Qatar displaying ‘lack of seriousness’ in response to their demands

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Jul 2017 Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (L), UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C-L), Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (C-R), and Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa meet to discuss the diplomatic situation with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, July 5, 2017 Reuters   Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain said in ...

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Ethiopia to set free 120 Somali prisoners

Tuesday July 4 2017 Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre. PHOTO | SOMALI PM   By ABDULKADIR KHALIF, a Nation Media Group’s correspondent in Somalia. Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre has announced Ethiopia’s decision to release over 120 Somali prisoners. Mr Khayre made the announcement on Twitter from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, where he is attending the African ...

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Electronics ban on US flights from Turkey, Saudi to be lifted in July

Tuesday July 4, 2017 A Syrian woman travelling to the United States through Amman opens her laptop before checking in at Beirut international airport.PHOTO: AFP   ANKARA (REUTERS) – An electronics ban on flights from Istanbul to the United States is due to be lifted on Wednesday (July 5), Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency quoted the transportation minister as saying ...

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Iran Ups Exports to Somalia by 38 Percent

Monday July 3, 2017   TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization announced that the volume of the country’s exports to Somalia has risen by 38 percent in the last Iranian year (ended March 20. 2017). “Last year, the country’s exports to Somalia, situated in the Horn of Africa, grew by 38 percent as compared to the year before that,” said ...

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Arab countries extend Qatar demands deadline by 48 hours

By Ahram Online | Monday 3 July 2017   The foreign ministers of Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are set to meet in Cairo on Wednesday to decide on next steps in the standoff against Doha   From L to R: Leaders of UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have extended the ...

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Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihadist force

By Daily Monitor | Monday July 3, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron (R) walks next to Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita during a G5 Sahel summit, in Bamako, on Sunday, to boost Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity and cross-border trafficking. AFP photo   French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday threw his ...

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Death toll in Damascus bombing rises to 18: Monitor

Sun Jul 2, 2017 Damaged cars are seen at the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus on July 2, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS   BEIRUT (AFP, REUTERS) – The death toll in a suicide bombing in eastern Damascus on Sunday (July 2) rose to 18 people, a monitor said, in the bloodiest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months. The ...

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