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Swedish prosecutor files detention order for Assange over rape allegation

  May 20, 2019   Daniel Leal-Olivas, AFP | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven out of Southwark Crown Court in London, on May 1, 2019   The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday filed a request with a local ...

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Explosion hits tourist bus near Egypt’s pyramids

  May 20, 2019   Most of those injured were foreign tourists, security sources told Reuters. A damaged bus near the site of a blast near the Giza pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, on May 19, 2019.Ahmed Fahmy / Reuters   By Reuters   An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people near a new museum being built ...

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Swiss Vote to Tighten Gun Laws, Safeguard EU Relations

  May 19, 2019   A woman walks past a campaign poster against toughening gun laws in Switzerland. It reads in French, “Yesterday banking secrecy, today shooting … and tomorrow? Let’s stop the spiral!” May 13, 2019, in Geneva.   By Associated Press, Agence France-Presse   GENEVA – The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them ...

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Saudi diplomat rejects activist’s allegation he’s a target

  May 19, 2019   Arab pro-democracy activist Iyad el-Baghdadi attends press conference in Oslo, Monday, May 13, 2019. An Arab activist living in Norway said Monday he’s been given protection by two different Norwegian entities after the CIA informed officials of an unspecified threat against him, which he said is likely linked to his research on Saudi Arabia. Iyad ...

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Addis Hosts the 25th Rwanda Genocide Commemoration

  May 19, 2019   Addis Ababa (ENA) – The Rwandan embassy in Addis Ababa in collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has organized a “Walk to Remember” on Sunday to commemorate the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. The walk held under the theme ‘Remember-Unite-Renew,’ on the route from the National Stadium to Meskel Square-United Nations Economic Commission for ...

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Girl, 17, reported missing from Limassol home

  May 19, 2019   Nimca Kalif Ahmed   By Peter Michael   Nimca Kalif Ahmed, 17, has been reported missing from her home in Limassol, police said on Saturday about the Somali teen, last seen on May 17. Police were alerted about her disappearance at approximately 6pm on Thursday. She is described as approximately 1.65m tall, of average weight, ...

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Australia’s conservative coalition defies polls, wins surprise third term

  May 19, 2019   Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media as he arrives at the Horizon Church in Sutherland, Sydney, on Sunday. | AAP / VIA REUTERS   By REUTERS, AP   CANBERRA – Australia’s conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders ...

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AMISOM strategize ways of defeating al-Shabab militants

  May 19, 2019   Ambassador Francisco Madeira, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, meets with Ibrahim Aden Ali, the Governor of Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, accompanied by his team and other senior officials from AMISOM during a meeting at the AMISOM Mission Headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 18 May 2019. ...

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Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

  May 19, 2019   The Trump administration recently sent an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Arabian Gulf region House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been asking the administration for a briefing for all lawmakers on the situation in Iran CIA Director John Brennan participates in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in ...

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Gulf nations approve US request to deploy troops in Arabian Gulf

  May 19, 2019   USS Abraham Lincoln. (Reuters)   By Egypt Today   CAIRO – A request from Washington to deploy military forces in the waters of the Arabian Gulf was approved by a number of GCC nations, including Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper. According to sources, the main objective of the move is ...

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