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UNSC urges Somalia’s feuding leaders to settle dispute Fifteen-member body calls on government leaders to give top priority to holding long-delayed national elections this year.

UNSC urges Somalia’s feuding leaders to settle dispute Fifteen-member body calls on government leaders to give top priority to holding long-delayed national elections this year.

The pressure on President Mohamed (pictured) to hold elections has intensified since scheduled elections on February 8 failed to take place [File: Said Yusef Warsame/EPA-EFE] The United Nations Security Council has urged Somalia’s feuding government leaders to resolve their disagreements through dialogue and give top priority to holding long-delayed national elections this year. The 15-member […]

Taliban close Women’s Affairs Ministry, open new ‘virtue’ branch

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Taliban close Women’s Affairs Ministry, open new ‘virtue’ branch

A man rides his bike past an entrance gate of the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi via AFP)  The Taliban have continued their determined path to further restrict women’s rights by setting up a new ministry to ensure “virtue and […]

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Algeria pays homage to ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika with low-key funeral

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Algeria pays homage to ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika with low-key funeral

Algerian security forces accompany the coffin of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to the El-Alia cemetery in the capital Algiers on September 19, 2021. © Ryad Kramdi, AFP  A funeral began in Algeria on Sunday for Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the North African country’s longest-serving president, at a cemetery for its independence heroes but without the honours accorded to […]

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Farmaajo, Roble clash show gaps in Somalia’s law

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Farmaajo, Roble clash show gaps in Somalia’s law

Somalia’s Prime Minister Hussein Roble and President Mohamed Farmaajo. PHOTO | AFP Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmaajo said his decision to clip the powers of his Prime Minister Hussein Roble was to protect the electoral calendar from being derailed by their differences.But their power struggle is also a depiction of the shortcomings in Somalia’s provisional constitution. […]

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China enters Taiwan air zone after proposed military budget boost

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China enters Taiwan air zone after proposed military budget boost

A handout photo made available by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense shows a Taiwanese Air Force IDF fighter jet take-off on a highway converted as a runway during the Emergency Take-off and Landing drill in Pingtung, Taiwan, Sept. 15, 2021. (EPA Photo)  Taiwan’s defense ministry said that 10 Chinese aircraft entered the country’s air […]

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France recalls ambassadors from US, Australia over submarines row

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France recalls ambassadors from US, Australia over submarines row

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the decision on Friday. Photo: JENS SCHLUETER / POOL / AFP. France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract. President Emmanuel Macron ordered the recalling of the envoys after Canberra ditched […]

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Taliban asks UN’s cooperation in recognition, lifting sanctions

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Taliban asks UN’s cooperation in recognition, lifting sanctions

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan asked the UN to help them in recognition of their government, removing names of the Taliban leaders from the black list, and lifting all other sanctions imposed by the international community. The acting interior minister of the IEA Sarajudin Haqqani met under the secretary-General of UN Gilles Michaud and secretary-General’s special […]

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Somalia crisis deepens as president withdraws PM’s powers Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble says he rejects President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s ‘unlawful’ move to suspend his executive powers.

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Somalia crisis deepens as president withdraws PM’s powers Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble says he rejects President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s ‘unlawful’ move to suspend his executive powers.

  Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble [File: Feisal Omar/Reuters] Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has suspended Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble’s power to hire and fire officials, the latest development in a destabilising feud that has plunged the country into fresh crisis. The dispute between the two leaders marks an escalation of months of […]

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Russia-led CSTO to deploy troops along Tajik-Afghan border

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Russia-led CSTO to deploy troops along Tajik-Afghan border

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov and General Secretary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas attend a meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Sept. 16, 2021. (Russian […]

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US immigration: Thousands gather under bridge at US-Mexico border in growing crisis

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US immigration: Thousands gather under bridge at US-Mexico border in growing crisis

image captionThe US government has been facing a growing number of migrant arrivals at the border Some 10,000 migrants have gathered under a US-Mexico border bridge over recent days, leading to a growing humanitarian crisis. The bridge connects Del Rio in Texas to Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña and the temporary camp there has grown with staggering […]

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