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Somali leader who met Netanyahu returns to power, and some see hope of normalization

The Times of Israel By Lazar Berman Somalia’s parliament selected a new president last week, bringing back a leader who met secretly with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2016. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud was elected Sunday in an indirect vote that ran over a year late, the process mired in political infighting that turned violent at

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Kenya gets Sh2.5bn for KDF in Somalia

Kenyan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), sit on a flat-bed truck as a convoy makes its way between the port of Kismayu and the city’s airport. By Business Daily Africa The European Union and its partners reimbursed Kenya nearly Sh2.54 billion for troops fighting Al-Shabaab militia in Somalia in the

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Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks with Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung (not pictured) on the automaker’s decision to build a new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in Savannah, Georgia, as Biden ends his visit to Seoul, South Korea, May 22, 2022. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst By Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden, in Seoul before

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Australian Labor topples conservatives; PM faces early tests

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese speaks to supporters at a Labor Party event in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 22, 2022, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceding defeat to Albanese in a federal election. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) By The Associated Press Australia’s center-left opposition party toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and

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US must not harm civilians, repeat past violations in new Somalia mission: Rights group

By Anadolu Agency As the US moves to redeploy hundreds of troops to Somalia, it makes efforts to minimize civilian harm, ensure justice for abuses and focus on civilian protection as a priority, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday. “Previous US military operations in Somalia resulted in the loss of life and property to

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Revealed: CIA-Trained Militia Used US-Made Weapons in Deadly Attack

File Photo/Somali Times Vice UK By Amanda Sperber Weapons were directly supplied to the Puntland Security Force in Somalia but after the US withdrew, the group split and fought internally over control of the US-supplied assets. At least 22 people including 2 children were killed, and dozens more injured, by US-made weapons that were directly

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UK finance minister Sunak named in list of Britain’s super-rich

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy attend a reception to celebrate the British Asian Trust, at The British Museum, in London, Britain, February 9, 2022. Picture taken February 9, 2022. Tristan Fewings/Pool via Reuters/ By Reuters Finance minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy were included in a

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Exclusive: U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26, 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via Reuters By Reuters

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Macron promises to protect Moldova’s security

By Anadolu Agency French President Emmanuel Macron assured his Moldovan counterpart Thursday to support the eastern European country’s security, given the risk of war in Ukraine spreading to the neighboring region. “The unacceptable aggression of Ukraine by Russia constitutes a threat for the whole region and in particular for Moldova,” Macron told reporters outside the

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Human rights groups urge UN to use ‘leverage’ and probe Saudi abuses

In 2017, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversaw a wide-ranging purge of the Saudi royal family (AFP/File photo) By Middle East Eye Leading human rights groups have urged the United Nations to scrutinise Saudi Arabia’s treatment of advocates ahead of a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) next month. Experts from Amnesty

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