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Somalia pirates hijacked tanker, allegedly: UPDATE

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Somalia pirates hijacked tanker, allegedly: UPDATE

 Mar 14 UPDATE: other sources say tanker was under Sri Lanka flag. Voice of America reported on Mar 13 alleged hijack of an UAE tanker in Gulf of Aden by Somalian pirates:   Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. […]

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European Commission calls on Turkey to moderate its tone in row with Dutch

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European Commission calls on Turkey to moderate its tone in row with Dutch

The European Commission has reacted to the diplomatic row between the Netherlands and Turkey by calling on Ankara to ‘refrain’ from statements and actions that will make the situation worse. The commission’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and regional policy commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a joint statement on Monday that following the tensions between Turkey […]

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Turkey demands formal apology from Netherlands, protests mistreatment of minister, protesters

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Turkey demands formal apology from Netherlands, protests mistreatment of minister, protesters

MAP File Photo Turkey summoned the charge d’affaires of the Netherlands to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a third time, on Monday and handed two diplomatic notes over the banning of entry for Turkish ministers. Dutch Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires Daan Feddo Huisinga was called to the foreign ministry in the morning and received a […]

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Ellison says travel ban will hurt Somalis fleeing famine

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Ellison says travel ban will hurt Somalis fleeing famine

The second in command at the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., called President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban inhumane and cruel, and particularly hurtful to an immigrant community he knows well. “In Minneapolis, we are proud of our Somalia-American community,” Ellison said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on March 7. “Somalia is going through […]

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out anew at Angela Merkel

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out anew at Angela Merkel

Scathing broadside against German chancellor came hours after EU urged Turkish president to halt inflammatory rhetoric.   Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s unwilling to play Erdogan’s ‘game’ [File: Kacper Pempel/Reuters] Turkey’s president continued his rhetorical attacks on European leaders on Monday by accusing German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “supporting terrorists”. Merkel called the accusations “clearly […]

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Norway opens doors to dual citizenship

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Norway opens doors to dual citizenship

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg (L) and other ministers and party members vote during Høyre’s annual conference. Photo: Terje Pedersen/NTB scanpixNorway’s Høyre (Conservative) Party, the largest party in the governing coalition, voted at its annual conference in favour of a proposal to allow dual citizenship in the country. The proposal, made by the party’s youth […]

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Judge blocks Trump administration from banning Syrian family

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Judge blocks Trump administration from banning Syrian family

Muslim man granted asylum working to win approval for wife and daughter to leave Aleppo and join him in US A Wisconsin court has blocked the Trump administration from stopping a mother and daughter in Aleppo from trying to get to the US. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images A federal judge on Friday blocked Donald Trump’s […]

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Car Bomb Blast Kills 6 Near Hotel in Somalia’s Capital

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Car Bomb Blast Kills 6 Near Hotel in Somalia’s Capital

Rescuers carry away a man who was wounded in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 13, 2017. A suicide car bomber detonated near a hotel in Somalia’s capital Monday morning, killing at least six people and injuring four others, police said. The bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah […]

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Al-Shabab Is Using Somalia’s Hunger Crisis To Win Support

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Al-Shabab Is Using Somalia’s Hunger Crisis To Win Support

The UN is urging the international community to take action to save people in East Africa from “starving to death” Internally displaced Somali people near Mogadishu, March 11, 2017 — REUTERS The al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab is taking advantage of Somalia’s hunger crisis to improve its image and bolster support, even as it has been blamed for destabilizing the African […]

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Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaign events

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Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaign events

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. Photo: John Thys/AFP Turkish politicians should be banned from political campaigning across the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said Sunday. “A collective EU response to prevent such campaign events would make sense so that individual countries like Germany where appearances are forbidden don’t end up being pressured by Turkey,” Kern […]

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