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Jul 30th, 2018
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Sochi, Russia (Irna + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The newest round of talks, aimed at restoring peace in Syria, and backed by Iran, Russia, and Turkey, began with a meeting between Russian President’s Special Envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The t...
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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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Jun 30th, 2017
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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 ...
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Jun 27th, 2017
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Mogadishu, Somalia (DIPLOMAT.SO) – HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia thanked all key stakeholders in the Media sector of the country for their input, feedback and comments to the review of the Media Law. M...
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Dec 2nd, 2016
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Helsinki, Finland (Washingtonpost + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Fadumo Dayib, Somalia’s first female presidential candidate, is so dismayed by the decision this week by Somali’s electoral body to postpone the country’s presidential elections for the third time that she thinks she will not run for president ...
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Ethiopian government has unveiled stringent rules for its state of emergency which the opposition says is meant to curb a wave of protests, sometimes deadly, in the Oromia region and other areas. Hundreds have been killed in anti-government protests in t...
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Saudi-led coalition declared responsibility of deadly hotel bombing in Yemen, blaming miscommunication and promising revision of airstrike procedures and compensation of victims, Saudi Press Agency reported. The announcement came as part of the ...
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Topeka, Kansas State, United State of America (Startribune + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A thwarted attack to target Muslim immigrants at a Kansas apartment complex has the Somali community in Minnesota on high alert, mindful of security measures at mosques and other gathering places. Federal officials char...
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Oct 15th, 2016
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Wichita, Kansas State, United States of America ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Three members of a Kansas militia group were charged Friday with plotting to bomb an apartment complex that’s home to Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City, a thwarted attack prosecutor...