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Oct 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Ethiopia, where her meeting on Tuesday with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is expected to focus on the country’s newly declared state of emergency and other issues including migration. This East A...
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( ENA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) has disclosed that through the nationwide state of emergency, the government plans to calm down violence and pacify the nation. Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s communication minister, briefed foreign...
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( ENA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mulatu Teshome in his opening speech to the joint session of the House of Peoples Representatives and House of Federation urged the need to reinforce efforts to resist anti-peace elements. Mul...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 10th, 2016
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Two missiles were fired Sunday at a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea from territory occupied by Iran-allied Yemeni rebels, but they missed, the Pentagon said. The attack began about 7 p.m. (noon ET) as the USS Mason was conducting routine operations in i...
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Oct 10th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( ENA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Office of the Federal Attorney disclosed measures that will be taken during the emergency rule the nation has declared. In a press conference he gave here today, General Attorney Getachew Ambaye disclosed list of measures to be introduced during ...
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Oct 9th, 2016
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Sanaa, Yemen ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saleh, a politician who retains influence over Yemen...
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Oct 9th, 2016
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Jerusalem ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Palestinian assailant, firing from a car, shot and wounded at least six people in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then killed by Israeli police, police and medical officials said. At least two of the wounded – a police officer and a female pedestrian ...
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Oct 3rd, 2016
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Ankara, Turkey ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Deputy Prime Minister of the Repuplic of Turkey Numan Kurtulmus announced Monday that Turkey’s state of emergency, initially declared after the July 15 defeated coup, will be extended for 3 more months. Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet...
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Oct 2nd, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somali Islamist group al Shabaab bombed a restaurant frequented by members of the security forces in Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least three people, officials and the group said. Police said a suicide car bomb rammed the Blue Sky restaurant in...
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Sep 30th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United Nations has appointed its first special envoy for Somali refugees to ensure they receive protection, following accusations by a rights group that Kenya has been forcing them out of the world’s largest refugee camp in a...