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Ethiopia's PM Affirms Peaceful Intentions Towards Somalia

08/02/2024 - 18:26:47
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Addis Ababa (diplomat.so) - In a parliamentary address, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated his country's commitment to maintaining amicable relations with neighboring Somalia, stating that Ethiopia harbors no hostile intentions towards its neighbor. This statement follows Somalia's…
Former US President Donald Trump departs after speaking to the press after attending the civil fraud trial against the Trump Organization in New York State Supreme Court, in New York City on January 11, 2024. JOHN LAMPARSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Trump Defamation Trial Delayed Due to Juror's COVID

22/01/2024 - 22:02:15
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New York (diplomat.so) - The defamation trial against former President Donald Trump faced an unexpected delay as a juror reported COVID symptoms on Monday, the day before the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. The civil case, in which Trump has expressed his intention to testify, was temporarily…

Israeli Airstrike in Damascus Claims Lives of Iranian Military Advisers

20/01/2024 - 22:52:20
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Tehran (diplomat.so) - The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed the loss of four Iranian military advisers during an Israeli airstrike in the Syrian capital, Damascus. The IRGC Public Relations Department released a statement on Saturday condemning the action, referring to it as an act of…

U.S. Forces strikes target 14 Iran-Backed Houthi missiles

18/01/2024 - 12:50:07
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Tampa, Florida, U.S. (diplomat.so) - In the ongoing collaborative efforts to safeguard freedom of navigation and counter potential threats to U.S. and allied maritime traffic in the Red Sea, U.S. Central Command forces executed precision strikes on the night of January 17, at approximately 11:59 p.m.…
Somaliland Administration president, Muse Bihi Abdi sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali, on January 1, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia's Controversial Red Sea Access Agreement Sparks Regional Tensions

17/01/2024 - 10:54:27
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Cairo (Diplomat.so) - Ethiopia has entered into an illicit pact to secure access to the Red Sea, in collaboration with the leadership of the Somaliland administration, a region in northwestern Somalia seeking secession since 1991. The agreement, inked in Addis Ababa on January 1, has stirred anger not…

Somali Cabinet ratifies the National Diaspora Policy

06/04/2023 - 20:14:18
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday endorsed the National Diaspora Policy after consulting with all government institutions, federal member states and civil society as well as the Somali communities and diaspora.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco

Angolan President Joao Lourenco elected for a second term

30/08/2022 - 09:18:56
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LUANDA (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - A second term for Angolan President Joao Lourenco may have disappointed many voters keen to break with five decades of one-party rule, but many would still admit he's done much to tackle corruption within its ranks.
This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russian forces, in Ukraine on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, that the U.N. nuclear watchdog's long-awaited expert mission to the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine "is now on its way." (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

IAEA to visit Ukraine nuclear plant amid renewed shelling

29/08/2022 - 15:00:04
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KYIV (AP + Diplomat.so) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday injected a ray of hope in the standoff over the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine by announcing that its mission of top experts "is now on its way" to the facility even as renewed shelling in the…
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Ethiopia forms body to negotiate with rebellious Tigray forces

14/06/2022 - 20:26:49
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Addis Ababa (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday the federal government had formed a committee to negotiate with forces from the rebellious northern region of Tigray, in the first public confirmation of a key step towards peace negotations.
Novavax's jab is a protein-based vaccine of the kind used around the world to protect against many childhood illnesses

EU watchdog approves Novavax Covid jab

20/12/2021 - 17:41:36
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The Hague (Agencies + Diplomat.so) - Europe's medicines watchdog on Monday approved a Covid jab by US-based Novavax, which uses a more conventional technology that the biotech firm hopes will reduce vaccine hesitancy.
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif.. Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as the internet giant's own employees cast doubt over the motivations and interests. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

24/10/2021 - 18:16:18
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NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company's motivations and…