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Iran says attacks on 2 oil carriers in Sea of Oman “suspicious”

  June 14, 2019   An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019. (ISNA/Handout via Reuters)   TEHRAN (Xinhua) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that the attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman earlier on the day were “suspicious.” “Reported attacks on Japan-related tankers” ...

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Jeddah Season takes music lovers on magical journey with Vivaldi light show

  June 13, 2019   The show was a collection of some of Vivaldi’s best works The Vivaldianno production put a twist on the story of one of the greatest Baroque composers Antonio Vivaldi. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)   By Ameera Abid | Arab News   JEDDAH – Visitors to the Jeddah Season of festivities were taken on a ...

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Kenya: Duale Says No Country Can Slice Away Land or Sea off His Country

  June 13, 2019   By Somtribune Africa   Nairobi – Garissa Township Member of Parliament and Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale has waded into the diplomatic row between Kenya and Somalia over a boundary in the Indian Ocean. Speaking in Garissa on Wednesday to members of the press, the vocal legislator called on the ...

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ICC President on working visit to Ethiopia

  June 13, 2019   Addis Ababa – President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Chile Eboe-Osuji is on working visit in Addis Ababa where he held discussion with senior authorities including President of the Ethiopian Federal Supreme Court, Meaza Ashenafi. The visit comes after many African countries including Ethiopia have been questioning over the credibility of the ICC due ...

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Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says it will not back down on Russian S-400s

  June 13, 2019   Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system is displayed at the exposition field in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow on August 22, 2017. (AFP)     ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara’s exclusion from the ...

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Around 25 Officers Injured in Memphis Protest After Task Force Kills Man

  June 13, 2019   Some in the crowd that formed in response to the death of a wanted man threw rocks and other objects at police, local media reported The scene of an officer-involved shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, June 12, 2019.   MEMPHIS – About two dozen law enforcement officers in Memphis were injured during a protest that began ...

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AU envoy mediates Sudan crisis as protesters slam military

  June 13, 2019   Leaders of the country’s protest movement accuse the ruling military of pursuing a brutal crackdown on protestors Members of Sudan’s alliance of opposition and protest groups chant slogans outside Sudan’s Central Bank during the second day of a strike, as tensions mounted with the country’s military rulers over the transition to democracy, in Khartoum, Sudan ...

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U.S. officials, FFC opposition call for power transfer to civilian authority

  June 13, 2019   KHARTOUM – The visiting U.S. top diplomat for Africa Tibor Nagy and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) voiced their support for the need to expedite power transfer to a civilian-led authority in Sudan. Nagy arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday flanked with Donald Booth who was officially appointed as U.S. ...

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Algeria’s former PM Ouyahia jailed in anti-corruption case

  June 12, 2019   Ryad Kramdi, AFP | Ahmed Ouyahia, pictured here in January 2019, is the most senior figure to be detained since the fall of Algeria’s longtime ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika.   ALGIERS – Algeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday placed ex-prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia in custody as part of a raft of anti-graft investigations opened into senior figures ...

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Houthi missile hits Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport injuring 26 people

  June 12, 2019   The missile hit the arrivals hall of Abha airport. (SPA)   By Arab News   JEDDAH – At least 26 people were injured Wednesday when a Houthi missile fired from Yemen hit Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia. The Arab Coalition fighting to support Yemen’s government vowed a firm response and said the attack proved ...

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