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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi sits during his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Raisi warned that any roadmap to restore Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers must see international inspectors end their probe on man-made uranium particles found at undeclared sites in the country. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iranian president threatens to remove Israel from the map

29/08/2022 - 14:52:17
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Tehran (AP + Diplomat.so) — Iran's president warned Monday that any roadmap to restore Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers must see international inspectors end their probe on man-made uranium particles found at undeclared sites in the country.

US Secretary of State Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

08/08/2022 - 10:19:39
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JOHANNESBURG (AP + Diplomat.so) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his three-nation tour of Africa Sunday by visiting a museum in South Africa commemorating how the country's Black youths helped to end white racist rule.
Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. /CFP Photo

Algeria suspends Spain treaty, bars imports over Western Sahara

09/06/2022 - 16:32:00
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Algiers (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Algeria suspended a 20-year-old friendship treaty with Spain that committed the two sides to cooperation in controlling migration flows, and also banned imports from Spain, escalating a row over Madrid's stance on Western Sahara.
A Long March-2C rocket carrying two satellites, Siwei 01 and 02, blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, April 29, 2022. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

China launches two new satellites

29/04/2022 - 09:43:37
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JIUQUAN (Xinhua + Diplomat.so) - China successfully sent two satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Friday.
File photo shows Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (5th L, front) and members of his cabinet posing for a group photo following a swearing-in ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sept. 8, 2019. (File Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudanese PM, officials arrested by military forces: ministry

25/10/2021 - 14:39:06
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KHARTOUM (Xinhua + Diplomat.so) - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council's civilian component and several ministers have been arrested by joint military forces, Sudan's Ministry of Information and Communications said Monday.
David Amess

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

18/10/2021 - 01:55:35
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London (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said.
Chief of Army Staff of the Taliban government, Qari Fasihaddin

Taliban announces a new government as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

08/09/2021 - 02:13:19
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Kabul (Diplomat.so) - The Taliban movement announced a mini-government, which it described as the caretaker government, in a press conference held today in Kabul by its spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid , while its emir, Mawlawi Hibatullah AKhundzada, remained in his position as its leader.
Elena, 7, left, plays a game of checkers using soda bottle tops with friend Hailemariam, 12, at a reception and day center for displaced Tigrayans in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Tigray conflict has displaced more than 1 million people, the International Organization for Migration reported in April, and the numbers continue to rise. Some thousands of Eritrean refugees are among the most vulnerable groups in the Tigray conflict and are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia's Tigray war

23/07/2021 - 12:26:05
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP + Diplomat.so) — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N. officials say forces have attacked their camps, abducted or killed some of the residents, and stolen their food and possessions.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley speaks at a press briefing at the Pentagon, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'

22/07/2021 - 01:50:29
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Washington (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Taliban appear to have "strategic momentum" in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete their withdrawal, the top U.S. military…

Somalia expresses concern about riots and violence in South Africa

14/07/2021 - 00:49:32
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - In a press statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, it expressed its concern about the riots and violence in South Africa, which caused the killing of Somali citizens and looting of their commercial…