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Somalia and its backers sign security pact to beef up army (Reuters)

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Somalia and its backers sign security pact to beef up army (Reuters)

(Recasts after end of conference with pact agreed, other details) By Estelle ShirbonLONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Somalia’s government and its foreign backers on Thursday signed a security pact which they presented as a road map towards building a functional national army capable of taking on the fight against al Shabaab militants. The Al Qaeda-linked […]

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Israel asks US to annul UN resolution on settlements: Report

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Israel asks US to annul UN resolution on settlements: Report

Israel has appealed to the US to nullify UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which demands a halt to all settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories, a report says. The Israeli Foreign Ministry made the request to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley earlier this week, Ynetnews website reported on Thursday. This photo shows a […]

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S Korea for ‘parallel’ talks, sanctions to rein in North(Reuters/Seoul)

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S Korea for ‘parallel’ talks, sanctions to rein in North(Reuters/Seoul)

South Korea’s new president yesterday launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea’s weapons development, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about a US anti-missile system. Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, was sworn in on Wednesday and said in his first speech as president he […]

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Army destroys ISIS tunnel and vehicles and foil attacks in Hama and Deir Ezzor provinces

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Army destroys ISIS tunnel and vehicles and foil attacks in Hama and Deir Ezzor provinces

Provinces, SANA – Army and Armed Forces units foiled a number of attacks by ISIS and destroyed a number of their vehicles and a tunnel in the eastern countryside of Hama province and in Deir Ezzor city and its surroundings. Homs  Units of army established control over three points to the south and west sides […]

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Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests from its soldiers

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Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests from its soldiers

 Turkey on Thursday condemned Germany for granting political asylum to numerous military personnel and their families with alleged links to last year’s failed coup, saying the move risked harming relations. Germany gave positive responses to the asylum petitions of the Turkish nationals holding diplomatic passports, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily and public broadcasters WDR and NDR […]

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Two Islamic State suicide attackers killed in western Anbar

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Two Islamic State suicide attackers killed in western Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two suicide bombers were killed while attempting infiltration to al-Razaza lake, southwest of Ramadi, Anbar Operations Command declared. “Two Islamic State suicide attackers, wearing explosive belts, attempted sneaking into al-Razaza lake, located southwest of Ramadi,” Maj.Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi, commander of Anbar Operations told AlSumaria News on Thursday. “The army’s eighth division troops killed […]

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The European Union steps up its support to Somalia with €200 million at the London Conference

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The European Union steps up its support to Somalia with €200 million at the London Conference

The European Commission has announced new support today worth €200 million at the London Conference on Somalia where partners agreed on a Security Pact for the country. High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini who represented the EU at today’s conference in London said: “Somalia’s future matters to Europe and our support matters to Somalia. The […]

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Lavrov: Trump admin are business people, dialogue free from ideological bias

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Lavrov: Trump admin are business people, dialogue free from ideological bias

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia and the US should seek ways to solve international problems together, despite any difficulties in relations, following a meeting with US President Donald Trump. “First of all, we have discussed our cooperation on the international stage. It’s been confirmed that despite all the difficulties, our countries can and […]

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New South Korean President Moon Jae-in Won’t Find Reengaging Kim Jong Un Easy…Charlie Campbell / Beijing and Seoul

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New South Korean President Moon Jae-in Won’t Find Reengaging Kim Jong Un Easy…Charlie Campbell / Beijing and Seoul

 Moon Jae-in was elected South Korea’s President on Tuesday upon promises to reengage with North Korea. He says that building economic cooperation with the regime of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un would help raise living standards, reducing tensions as well as the economic burden of any future reunification. And even before Moon had delivered his […]

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Trump defying critical FBI storm

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Trump defying critical FBI storm

US President Donald Trump defied a storm of criticism over his firing of FBI director James Comey, by inviting Russia’s foreign minister to the White House, as Democrats demanded an independent probe of Moscow’s alleged meddling in the US elections. Trump’s decision to sack Comey on Tuesday immediately drew comparisons to the Watergate scandal that […]

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