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Turkey Sides Squarely With Somalia Against Somaliland in Addis Meeting

  December 09, 2019   By Somtribune Staff Writer   In a bizarre development to the mediation claims of Turkey in unproductive talks between the Republic of Somaliland and a former partner in a failed merger, Somalia, the special Turkish envoy to the talks, Ambassador Olgar Bekar, flew to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for talks with elements striving to carve Somaliland ...

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Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

  December 08, 2019   Palestinian boys pull shards of glass from a broken window at their home near the site of Israeli overnight attacks in Gaza City on Sunday. (PHOTO: AFP)   GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave ...

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UK PM Johnson promises lower immigration if he wins election

  December 08, 2019   Britain votes on Dec. 12 in an election which will decide the fate of Brexit and the world’s fifth largest economy Numbers will come down because we’ll be able to control the system in that way’ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised lower immigration if he wins power in an election on Thursday. (PHOTO: AFP) ...

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Toronto man charged with human trafficking in Mississauga

  December 08, 2019   Peel Region police say a 40-year-old suspect was charged on Thursday with several human trafficking offences as well as assault, uttering threats and robbery. DREAMSTIME / TNS   By The Canadian Press   MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A Toronto man has been charged in a human trafficking investigation in Mississauga, Ont. Peel Region police say the ...

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Sudan, Qatar conduct joint military exercices

  December 08, 2019   KHARTOUM – The Qatari Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday the conclusion of military exercises with the Sudanese army in Arkweit area of the Red Sea State. According to a statement by the Qatari Defence, the military exercise was attended by Major General Rashid bin Nasser, Head of Qatar’s Authority of Military Institutes and Colleges, ...

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North Korea says denuclearization off the table in US talks

  December 07, 2019   North Korea does not need “lengthy talks” with the US and denuclearization is “already gone out of the negotiating table,” Pyongyang’s UN envoy said. “We’ll see,” responded US President Donald Trump. The talks between Pyongyang and Washington are merely a “time-saving trick” for the US administration to advance its “domestic political agenda,” the North Korean ...

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Inside the 11-hour manhunt for Nairobi Governor Sonko

  December 07, 2019   The multi-agency team had been relying on intelligence from the bodyguards and mobile phone signals to track the governor. Detectives believe Owino and Kimenye were smuggling Mr Sonko to Tanzania through the small village of Mwaluvamba in Kwale. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is led into the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices in Nairobi on December ...

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Saudi ambassador joins high-level UN talks

  December 07, 2019   The meeting focused on political challenges facing Islamic countries Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi. PHOTO: AP   By SPA   UNITED NATIONS – Political challenges facing Arab countries took center stage at a series of meetings attended by Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami. A ...

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Ethiopia briefly shut internet as a cyber attack hits

  December 07, 2019   Addis Ababa – Ethiopia Information Network Security Agency (INSA) said on Thursday that a cyber attack directed at financial institutions in the country is foiled. In the course of doing so, the agency said that it was compelled to shut the internet in the country for up to 20 minutes, as reported by state-affiliated Fana ...

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White House rejects participation in ‘baseless’ impeachment probe

  December 07, 2019   AFP / MANDEL NGAN | The White House said the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is “completely baseless”.   By AFP   The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as “completely baseless” Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges ...

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