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Egypt not endorsing Russian crash findings

Russia concluded its investigations on the crashing of the Metrojet Airbus flight on 31 October over the Sinai Peninsula considering it as “a terrorist act” but Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the Egyptian committee is the sole officially mandated authority allowed to release findings of the crash that is already claimed by the Islamic […]

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Paris attack: German police arrest Algerian suspect

German police have arrested an Algerian man in a refugee reception centre in connection with the attacks in Paris, officials said on Monday. The man who was detained at an asylum seeker shelter in the town of Arnsberg in central-west Germany, told Syrian asylum seekers in recent days  that “fear and terror” would be spread […]

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Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta “tired” of ICC’s “interference”

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Sunday his country was “tired of interference” in its internal affairs from the International Criminal Court (ICC,) urging The Hague based court to keep off Kenya. He said the Government should be given room to run its affairs peacefully without disturbing the existing peace in the country.  “That is […]

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France attacks: Morocco’s King condemns “despicable terrorist acts”

The terrorist attacks perpetrated Friday night in Paris have spurred immediate offers of solidarity and support from world leaders and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI was among the very first to condemn the terrible assault. Immediately after he heard the appalling news, King Mohammed VI sent to President François Hollande and to the French Prime Minister […]

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Sudan: 70 people joined Islamic State in Syria – Official

Sudan’s Interior Minister Ismat Abdul Rahman said Monday that 70 young Sudanese have joined the Islamic State group since the jihadist organization’s emergence, traveling to Syria and Libya. “The total of those who have left the country to join the Daesh organization has reached 70 young men and women,” Abdul Rahman said at a news […]

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Algeria to host Sudanese Pt despite ICC Arrest Warrant

Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is facing an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC,) is expected to visit Algeria on Sunday to look into ways for boosting bilateral ties and partnership. The visit was originally scheduled for last September but has been postponed rescheduled for October 11-13th at the request of the […]

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Syria: Contradictory reports about Russian airstrikes

Russia claimed after its first military airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday that it hit and destroyed command posts controlled by the Islamic State, but the claims were immediately played down as baseless by the Syrian National Council, a coalition of opposition groups. Russian Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated that “ammunition and fuel depots, heavy military […]

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Syria: Putin and Obama disagree on Assad, Chinese forces arrive in Syria

Syria was a key issue in Presidents Obama and Putin speeches at the ongoing 70th U.N General Assembly but their priorities in the war-torn country share similitude in fighting the Islamic State but diverge on President Assad’s outcome. Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are active in the Syrian war and new reports have emerged that China […]

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Mediterranean Migrant crossings Hit 224,000 in 2015- UNHCR

The United Nations refugee agency says some 224,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year. William Spindler, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said that by the end of July, around 224,000 refugees had arrived in Europe by sea, including 98,000 in Italy and […]

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Syria: Chemical weapon users targeted by Security Council, Iran proposes solution to end war

An agreement on a draft resolution between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could pave the way for the identification of those behind the Syrian chemical weapons attack. The agreement, finalized in Malaysia where the two men are on a working visit, could lead to the draft being scheduled […]

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