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Saudis ‘gave Libya’s Haftar millions of dollars before offensive’

King Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) meets Khalifa Haftar (left) in Riyadh on March 27, 2019 [Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters] Wall Street Journal says Riyadh offered millions of dollars to Khalifa Haftar to help pay for his Tripoli campaign. Days before Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the country’s capital,

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Abducted Cuban doctors dedicated to service

Dr Assel Herera Correa (general physician) and Dr Landy Rodriguez (surgeon) • Outlawed militia group Al Shabaab from the neigbouring Somalia ambushed the two medics. • The armed militia group shot dead a security officer attached to the medics before they sped off to Somalia in two cars. Mandera residents on Friday woke up to

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US sanctions 16 Saudis for Khashoggi killing

The U.S. State Department sanctioned and issued a travel ban for 16 Saudi citizens for their alleged involvement in Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Istanbul last fall. The sanctioned Saudis include those with close links to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is widely held responsible for the killing, therefore they are

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Sudan’s Bashir ousted by military and placed under arrest

Photo Reuters President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was on Thursday overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces. In an address on state television, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections. He said

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Sudan’s Bashir steps down, government sources say

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday. The minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub Hussein, told the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that “there are consultations to form a

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Final 265,000 votes being counted, with fate of New Right in the balance

Officials count the remaining ballots from soldiers and absentees at the Knesset in Jerusalem, a day after the general elections, April 10, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90) Tallying ballots from soldiers, diplomats and prisoners likely to be completed Thursday morning, with Naftali Bennett’s party 4,300 votes short of entering Knesset The Central Elections Committee was overnight

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Deal too good? Fake gold, cons and the money

With all the publicity about fake gold business in Kenya, one would be tempted to believe that the number of people being conned is falling. However, two cases presented in court on Monday show that the trade could still be vibrant and that the amount of cash being lost is actually going up. In the

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Kenya: Barclays Bank boss sucked into fake gold fraud case

The entrance of Barclays Bank of Kenya Queensway Branch in Nairobi. The bank has been thrust into the spotlight again after a suspected fake gold trader was arrested at the Queensway branch, Nairobi, as he reportedly was in the process of defrauding a Briton. Barclays Bank has been thrust in the spotlight again after a

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Israeli exit polls show Netanyahu, main rival in tight race

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz raises his hands after his address to his supporters after Israeli general elections polls closed, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger, former military chief Benny Gantz, were locked in a neck and

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Netanyahu, challenger: 2 front-runners in Israel elections

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, right, casts his vote with his wife Revital Gantz left, and former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz during Israel’s parliamentary elections in Rosh Haayin, Israel, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Israel’s long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel’s general election on

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