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U.S. Offers Rewards to Combat Hive Ransomware Threat

08/02/2024 - 18:12:58
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Washington (diplomat.so) - The Department of State has announced today a reward offer of up to $10,000,000 for information leading to the identification and/or location of key leaders within the Hive ransomware variant transnational organized crime group. Additionally, a reward of up to $5,000,000 is…

Singaporeans Criticize U.S. Senator's Questioning of TikTok CEO as Racist

02/02/2024 - 19:02:55
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Singapore (diplomat.so) - A hearing in the United States Congress took an unexpected turn when Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced backlash for his questioning of TikTok CEO Shou Chew regarding his nationality and alleged affiliations. The incident has sparked complaints from Singaporeans, who see the…

Taliban Imposes Stricter Controls on Afghan Women's Rights, UN Report Reveals

22/01/2024 - 22:23:13
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Islamabad (Diplomat.so) — The Taliban is facing international criticism as a United Nations report published on Monday exposes heightened restrictions on the rights of Afghan women. According to the report from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, the Taliban is limiting the access of unmarried…

Israeli Military's Operations in Gaza Raise Concerns over Cemetery Destruction

22/01/2024 - 13:14:25
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Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip (diplomat.so) - A recent investigation by CNN has brought to light the destruction of at least 16 cemeteries by the Israeli occupation army during its ground attack in Gaza. The destruction involved the overturning of gravestones, displacement of soil, and, in some instances,…

IGAD Heads of State address Sudan crisis and Ethiopia-Somalia relations

18/01/2024 - 23:54:44
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Kampala (diplomat.so) - The 42nd Extraordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State and Government was convened on Thursday in Entebbe, Republic of Uganda, chaired by H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti and Chairperson of IGAD.…

AUPSC forced to abandon Tigray visit amidst Ethiopian Government reluctance

18/01/2024 - 12:26:03
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Addis Ababa (diplomat.so) - The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) has been compelled to cancel its scheduled visit to Ethiopia's Tigray region, initially set for January 25. The cancellation comes amid reported reluctance from the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, as…
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.