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Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United Nations closed its peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast on Friday after 13 years during which it ushered the West African nation through a political crisis to elections and played a decisive role in the 2011 civil war. Despite a rapid pos...
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Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO)- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived Crans-Montana Friday in a bid to push forward the ongoing peace talks on the reunification of Cyprus. The UN chief is supposed to meet in the Swiss Alpine town with participants of the co...
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Beirut, Lebanon (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Five suicide bombers attacked Lebanese soldiers as they raided two Syrian refugee camps in the Arsal area at the border with Syria on Friday and a sixth militant threw a hand grenade at a patrol, the army said. The army said seven soldiers were wounded ...
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Jun 30th, 2017
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London, UK (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Several British banks said on Friday they had stopped dealing in Qatari riyals, as the diplomatic crisis surrounding the tiny Gulf country disrupted overseas trading of its currency. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomati...
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A ceremony was held Friday in Cote d’Ivoire to officially mark the initiation of electricity generation at Soubre hydroelectric power station, which was built by a Chinese company. Launched in February 2013, the project started generating elec...
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul’s Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it from its de facto capital of Raqqa. In ...
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Beijing, China (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sale would severely damage China’s sovereignty and security interests and run cou...
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Mogadishu, Somalia (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia’s insurgency suffered a significant split after government officials confirmed on Friday that they had sent troops to repel Islamist fighters seeking to capture one of their own commanders. The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for t...
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Washington (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – President Donald Trump on Friday will discuss North Korea and trade with South Korea’s new leader, whose pro-engagement stance toward the North could clash with the U.S. administration’s intent to crank up sanctions. Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae...
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Washington, D.C. (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S. Department of State has removed the $5 million dollar bounty on the former deputy leader and founding member of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab (HSM), Sheikh Mukhtar Robow earlier this week. Robow who served al-Shabaab ...