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Bandar Seri Begawan , Brunei ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Brunei officially prohibits public Christmas celebrations as they can lead Muslims astray and damage their faith, Brunei’s Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) clarified in a statement over the weekend. “These enforcement measures are…int...
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Jan 2nd, 2015
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New York ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called the new Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, to congratulate him on his recent appointment, expressing hope that he will move quickly to form an inclusive Government, with the full participation o...
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Jan 2nd, 2015
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Moscow ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Warships and support vessels of Russian Navy will continue to perform tasks to prevent pirate attacks on civilian ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, Navy commander-in-chief Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Friday. Currently, Russia’s anti-piracy m...
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Mogadishu ( Dpa + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least one person was killed when a bomb went off outside a school in northern Somalia on Friday. The first explosion took place outside Yameys Secondary School in the town of Galkayo in Somalia’s volatile Puntland State, about 750 kilometres north of Mo...
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Toronto , Canada ( CBC + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Toronto mother has travelled to Calgary where her son Abdullahi Ahmed, 26, was slain in an early-morning New Year’s shooting that sent six other people to hospital. Ahmed died after he was shot Thursday morning at a New Year’s Eve party that...
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Pyongyang ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. Kim Yo-jong, who is 27 or 28, was said by state media late last year to h...
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Brasília , Brazil ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff began her second term Thursday vowing to rein in government spending to curb inflation and pull Latin America’s largest economy out of a four-year slump. As she took the oath of office in Brasilia, Rouss...
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Jan 2nd, 2015
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Washington ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S. Department of State , OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS,2014 Trafficking in Persons Report. ETHIOPIA Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor an...
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Jan 2nd, 2015
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Addis Ababa ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Landlocked Ethiopia, which currently ships 90% of its exports and imports through the port of Djibouti, is to use Port Sudan for importing goods. According to reports in the Sudan Tribune, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Transport announced yesterday that th...
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Nairobi, Kenya (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — A Kenyan court on Friday suspended eight sections of a new law which the government says is meant to fight terror but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curtailing civil liberties. One of the eight suspended clauses calls for three-year jail terms o...