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US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — Jun 23, 2017, 9:46 AM ET     The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year. The U.S. embassy was closed in 1991 as the Horn of Africa nation slid into decades ...

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Reward refugee-hosting communities, says Museveni

The New Vision | By Wilson Manishimwe | Added 23rd June 2017 01:48 PM He said if the international community could work on some road projects, the host communities would understand that their hospitality was not in vain. President Yoweri Museveni has said there are a number of pressing issues such as infrastructure that should be worked on. He said ...

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UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours’ demands ‘seriously’

AFP , Friday 23 June 2017     The United Arab Emirates on Friday advised Qatar to take the demands of neighbouring states seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a “divorce” with Doha. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also accused Qatar of leaking a document containing the demands by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, ...

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Daesh blows up Mosul mosque where it declared so-called ‘caliphate’

Friday June 23, 2017 MOSUL — Daesh militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand Al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said. It was from this medieval mosque that the militants’ leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled “caliphate’” spanning parts of Syria and Iraq three years ago. “The Daesh terror gangs committed another ...

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Some London fire survivors to be housed in luxury complex

Thursday | June 22, 2017 Kensington Row, the luxury housing complex which will house some of the London fire survivors, is 2.4km south of Grenfell Tower, the site of the June 14 fire which killed at least 79 people.PHOTO: REUTERS   LONDON • After nearly a week of being shuttled among community centres, hotels and vacant properties, weary survivors of ...

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Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

By FOSTER KLUG, ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea — Jun 20, 2017 North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from ...

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Egypt’s FM heads to Uganda for Nile Basin summit

Ahram Online | Ayat Al Tawy , Sunday 18 Jun 2017 Sameh Shoukry will discuss Nile water issues with ministers ahead of a presidential meeting later this year Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (File photo: Reuters)   Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is to fly to Entebbe, Uganda, on Monday for ministerial meetings involving the Nile Basin countries, the ministry ...

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