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Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

  May 22, 2019   Police detain protesters after clashes in Jakarta, Indonesia, early May 22, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. (Reuters)   By AP   JAKARTA, Indonesia – Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release ...

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Somali ex-colonel ordered to pay $500,000 for torturing teenager in 1987

  May 21, 2019   Ali is also alleged to have committed war crimes during his tenure as a colonel in the Somali military. He is seen left   By Rachel Weiner and Rachel Weiner | Washington Post   A former Somali army colonel who has been living and working for decades in Northern Virginia had engaged in torture in ...

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US troops, nonprofit trainers and a ‘Lightning Brigade’ battle for Somalia

  May 21, 2019   Building Somalia’s Danab light infantry brigade is the primary effort of U.S. military trainers in the country. (AFRICOM)   By Kyle Rempfer | Military Times   U.S. government forces and a contractor with an unorthodox investment strategy have fanned out over Somalia to fight al-Shabaab by building a force of local light infantry known as ...

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Rapid Support Forces monitor closely those who plan to destabilize Sudan: Hemetti

  May 21, 2019   RSF Commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, (aka Hametti) (SUNA photo)   By Sudan Tribune   KHARTOUM – The Vice-President of the Transitional Military Council and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) warned unnamed parties that are planning to destabilize security in Sudan saying “we are monitoring them closely”. The warning comes after statements by ...

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Somalia minister, lawmakers denied entry into Kenya

  May 21, 2019   The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Three Somalia government officials were refused entry at the JKIA Airport for lacking visas on May 20, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP   By Aggrey Mutambo | Daily Nation   Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in ...

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Pelosi under growing impeachment pressure from key Democrats

  May 21, 2019   The party is sharply divided over whether to launch proceedings to remove Trump from office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffed calls for impeachment, reportedly telling fellow Democrats, “This is not about politics. It’s about what’s best for the American people.” | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo   By Heidi Przybyla, Alex Moe and Rebecca Shabad | ...

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Iran’s Rouhani: Today’s situation isn’t suitable for talks, resistance is our only choice

  May 21, 2019   Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaking during a government meeting in Tehran, Iran, on May 8, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE   CAIRO (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he favours talks and diplomacy but not under current conditions, state news agency IRNA said late on Monday (May 20). “Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and ...

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Gebeta Sheger : Ethiopian Prime Minister hosts US $174,000 dollar per person dinner

  May 20, 2019   In his Gebeta Sheger program, Ethiopian Prime Minister hosted 200 businessmen and representatives of international organization for US $174,000 dollar per person dinner at Menelik palace in the capital Addis Ababa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed greeting his guests at Emperor Menelik’s imperial banquet hall of the 19th century. Photo credit: EBC   By Borkena News ...

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Armenian ex-president’s case sent to higher court

  May 20, 2019   FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, Armenia’s President Robert Kocharian talks to the media at a polling station in Yerevan, Armenia. A court in Armenia has freed the country’s former president from jail as his trial continues on charges connected to a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago. ...

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Turkey orders arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel over Gulen links

  May 20, 2019   Scores already picked up by authorities in latest wave of arrests following 2016 coup attempt Once an ally of Erdogan, Gulen faces accusations of driving a long-term campaign to threaten the president’s rule (AFP)   By MEE and agencies   Turkish prosecutors on Monday ordered the arrest of 249 current and former foreign ministry personnel ...

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