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Ethiopia Supports Kenya’s Non-permanent Membership to UNSC

  September 20, 2019   By ENA   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that Ethiopia accords full support for Kenya’s application for the non-permanent membership at the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC). This was disclosed on the occasion on which Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew conferred with his Kenyan counterpart Monica Juma. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nebiyat ...

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Congress, intel leaders clash over whistleblower report on Trump

  September 20, 2019   AFP / Brendan Smialowski | House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff speaks to reporters during a briefing on Capitol Hill about a whistleblower complaint on alleged behavior by President Donald Trump.   By AFP   The US intelligence watchdog briefed lawmakers Thursday about the handling of a whistleblower complaint on alleged behavior by President Donald ...

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Tunisia’s Ben Ali, whose ouster sparked the Arab Spring, dies

  September 20, 2019   A 2009 photo shows Ben Ali waving to supporters after he took the oath of office at the national assembly in Tunis. PHOTO: REUTERS   TUNIS (BLOOMBERG) – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the longtime Tunisian leader whose ouster in 2011 helped set off a wave of uprisings across the Arab world, has died. He ...

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Taliban car bomb kills at least 30 in southern Afghanistan

  September 19, 2019   Hospital patients caught in blast intended for intelligence officials, says defence ministry Damaged cars are seen at the site of a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Ahmad Wali Sarhadi/AP   By Reuters   A Taliban truck bomb has killed at least 30 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a ...

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Imam at Liberian school that burned says toll could rise

  September 19, 2019   Local people turn out to view the scene of an overnight fire in Paynesville, 7 miles north east of Monrovia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Police in Liberia say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital, Monrovia, has killed more than 20 people and many are thought to be children. A police spokesman says ...

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Mahdi resigns Sudan Call’s chairmanship, calls for internal peace conference

  September 19, 2019   By Sudan Tribune   KHARTOUM – The leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), Sadiq al-Mahdi, Wednesday has resigned from the chairmanship of the Sudan Call alliance, calling to review the group’s partnership with the other forces. Also, he called to hold a peace conference inside the country instead of foreign venues. Following the signing ...

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Pompeo wants peaceful resolution after ‘Iranian’ Aramco attacks, Zarif warns of ‘all out war’

  September 19, 2019   Zarif warns that any attack will lead to ‘all-out war’ Mike Pompeo is currently in the UAE where continues to discuss the crisis Mike Pompeo arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday where he met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. (AFP)   By Arab News   DUBAI – The United States wants ...

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UK’s Johnson and Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

  September 19, 2019   A White House spokesman said in a statement the two leaders “reaffirmed the value of the special relationship in addressing shared security concerns, most notably Iran’s destabilising behaviour”. PHOTO: AP   LONDON (REUTERS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump condemned last weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed ...

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DR Congo says Hutu militia commander shot dead

  September 18, 2019   The Democratic Republic of Congo’s military says it has shot dead Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Sylvestre Mudacumura. The International Criminal Court had sought his arrest on war crime charges. Mudacumura was said to have been killed by soldiers in North Kivu province   The Congolese army on Wednesday announced that its troops had gunned down ...

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France’s Macron Toughens Immigration Stance Amid Fears of More Asylum Seekers

    September 18, 2019   French police officers watch migrants packing their belongings in a camp of Grande Synthe, northern France, Tuesday, Sept.17, 2019.   By Jamie Dettmer, VOA News   LONDON – France’s Emmanuel Macron is telling his centrist party that it must shed what he calls its “bourgeois” stance towards immigration and distinguish between deserving asylum-seekers fleeing ...

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