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Qatar FM holds talks with Somali PM in New York

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani held a meeting with Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre, on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and means of boosting them as well as a number of …

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Erdogan, Trump Meet Over Kurdish Referendum In New York

ANKARA, Sept 22 (Bernama) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump met over the independence referendum proposed by the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in New York, the Turkish presidency said on Friday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. According to the statement, Erdogan on Thursday …

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Uber’s licence has been revoked in London

Uber’s operating licence in the capital has been revoked, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. It comes after months of debate over passenger safety and vetting of drivers. Withdrawing the licence, TfL described Uber as not being “fit and proper” to offer its services to Londoners. Mayor Sadiq Khan said …

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Somalia and Chine discuss on bilateral cooperation

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New York, on the sides of the UN General Assembly. According to a statement from the office of Somali Prime Minister, both leaders bilateral cooperation and the current projects China is implementing in Somalia.” “The …

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US boosts aid for war famines by $575 million

The United States said Thursday it will spend another $575 million dollars to help the millions facing starvation and violence amid wars and unrest in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. “This additional funding brings the total US humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the …

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Israel jails wounded Palestinian girl

An Israeli military court sentenced a wounded 16-year-old Palestinian to three years and two months in jail yesterday. According to sources, Lama Al-Bakri was also fined 6,000 shekel ($1,715). Al-Bakri was initially detained in December 2015 after allegedly attempting a stabbing attack near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba …

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South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea

Decision to release funds for humanitarian programmes for infants and pregnant women risks rift with US and Japan South Korea has approved an $8m (£5.9m) aid package for North Korea, in a humanitarian gesture at odds with calls by Japan and the US for unwavering economic and diplomatic pressure on …

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Protests, teargas in Uganda as Museveni seeks to extend rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan police fired teargas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators who had gathered to march towards parliament to protest against draft legislation that could extend longtime leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule. The move to amend the constitution has met widespread resistance from activists, civil society organisations, religious leaders and …

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Political reporter beaten to death in north-east India

Shantanu Bhowmick attacked with sticks outside Agartala two weeks after high-profile murder of another journalist A reporter covering political unrest in India’s north-east was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials have said, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks …

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