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Israel’s Netanyahu vows victory after Iran strikes, fears of wider conflict grow

Objects are seen in the sky above Jerusalem after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, in Jerusalem April 14, 2024. Photographer Ronen Zvulun By Reuters Top Iranian commanders warned Israel on Sunday that the country would face a bigger attack if it retaliates against overnight drone and missile strikes, adding that Washington has been

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Iranian forces seize Israel-linked ship near Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions

By Anadolu Agency Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has confirmed seizing a container ship belonging to an Israeli businessman near the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the arch-foes. The ship named MSC Aries was seized by the marine unit of the IRGC in a special heliborne operation, state-run news agency IRNA reported

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US, Japan, Philippines trilateral deal to change dynamic in South China Sea, Marcos says

U.S. President Joe Biden escorts Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to their trilateral summit at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2024. Photographer Kevin Lamarque By Reuters A cooperation agreement by the Philippines, the United States and Japan will change the dynamic in the South China Sea

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Israeli military braces for potential Iranian attack: Report

By Anadolu Agency The Israel army on Friday approved plans for a potential strike on Iran if Israel faced an attack from Iranian territory, Israeli media reported. “Israel on Friday was bracing for a possible attack from Iran, after understanding that Tehran would not back down from its intent to avenge the killing of a

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Kenya has proposed an agreement for Ethiopia to have a commercial port and naval base in Somalia waters

File Photo/Somali Times The Kenyan government has proposed a maritime agreement to calm the tension between Ethiopia and Somalia, as a result of Ethiopia’s agreement with Hargeisa administration to establish a port and military base in Somali waters. Read: Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh history of corruption 2012-2017 Read: Somalia Hassan Sheikh’s government is facing a

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Hassan Sheikh surrender to Abiy Ahmed in order to give him a military base in Somalia and is begging William Ruto to arrange a meeting

File Photo/Somali Times A senior official in the Kenyan government has announced that Kenya has proposed to enter into a maritime agreement with the IGAD countries. The intention of Kenya in this agreement was stated to calm the tension between Ethiopia and Somalia which resulted from an agreement that allows Ethiopia to establish a military

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UN chief says he is heartbroken that many Muslims in Gaza, Sudan not able to celebrate Eid

By Anadolu Agency UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that his heart is “broken” knowing that many Muslims in Gaza, Sudan and other places will not be able to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan because of conflict and hunger. “Every year, I express my best wishes

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Russia and China to talk about deeper security cooperation in Eurasia, Lavrov says

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shakes hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Beijing, China April 9, 2024. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters By Reuters Russia and China have agreed to discuss ways to deepen security cooperation across Europe and Asia to counter attempts by the United States to impose its

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Kenya’s financial system vulnerable to hacking

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says in a new report that Ifmis faces multiple risks that have been highlighted by American firms doing or seeking to do business with Kenya. Photo/Shutterstock By The East African The United States says Kenya’s Integrated Financial Management Information System (Ifmis) is vulnerable to manipulation and

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Ethiopia under Mengistu: The Lesson from Military Rule and Dictatorship

image source: Wikipedia Modern Diplomacy By Agenagn Kebede The 1970s Ethiopian popular revolution instigated the end of the longest monarchy in the world and heralded in the dictatorship. While the revolution was initiated by university students, peasants, labor unions, urban dwellers, and intelligentsia, who had questions concerning self-rule, administration, democracy, and human rights, at the

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