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ICJ rejects US claims on Iran’s frozen assets

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected on Wednesday the U.S. objection on Iran’s bid to recover $1.75 billion worth of frozen assets which the U.S. claims should go to victims of attacks linked to Tehran. The ICJ has affirmed that it has the “jurisdiction” over the case filed by Iran in 2016 against the

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Trump: Congresswoman Omar’s apology for Israel remark ‘lame’

Photo (AP) President Donald Trump said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so was “lame” and that she should resign. In a pair of tweets over the weekend, the Minnesota Democrat, who is one of the first two Muslim

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Ilhan Omar’s tweets were appalling. What happened next was inspiring.

Thank you, Ilhan Omar. The first-term Democratic representative from Minnesota did something ugly Sunday night. Responding to a tweet about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, the young Somali American suggested U.S. lawmakers defend Israel because “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” And who is paying American officials these “Benjamins” — slang for

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Canada takes in hundreds of freed African migrants sold in Libya as slaves

Canada has resettled over 150 African migrants stranded in Libya since the 2017 CNN slave trade expose that showed smugglers auctioning migrants off as slaves outside Tripoli. Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, confirmed the country’s resettlement programme to local media Global News on Wednesday saying at least 600 migrants will be resettled in Canada over

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Sh6bn meat factory scandal returns to haunt Kenyan taxpayers

One of Kenya’s forgotten scandals, the 45-year-old Halal abattoir in Ngong, has resurfaced, and the taxpayer will, once again, shoulder the Sh5.7 billion burden of the private meat venture that went terribly wrong in the 1970s. It has emerged from court proceedings that the National Treasury could be planning to pay out the cash for

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Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua. A video circulated online shows a man being questioned about stolen mobile phones seated with his hands tethered behind his

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Thai court orders release of Bahrain refugee soccer player

A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn worldwide attention. Court spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai said that Hakeem al-Araibi, who lives and plays professional soccer in Australia, was being processed for release. Prosecutors

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Dictator Museveni promotes son, more than 2,000 army officers

Kampala, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Yoweri Museveni’s son, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, the second highest army rank in Uganda. Lt-Gen Kainerugaba is among more than 2,000 military officers who were promoted, according to the list released by the UPDF on Friday. The 44-year-old First Son moved up to the rank of

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Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections – source

Photo Reuters The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela’s military urging them to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official said. The Trump administration expects further military defections from Maduro’s side, the official told Reuters in an

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New Zealander freed after arrest in Kenya, near Somalia

A Kenyan court has freed a New Zealander held in police custody for several days on suspicion of links with extremism. Sulub Warfaa, 36, spoke to journalists outside the court in Garissa, in northwestern Kenya.”Just because I was born in Mogadishu does not mean that I am a terrorist,” he said. “I did not get

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