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Rwanda president suggests UK extradite genocide suspects after asylum deal

File Photo: Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame Reuters/Michaela Rehle The Guardian By Jason Burke Exclusive: Comments raise concerns UK will find it difficult to refuse requests from Kigali on sensitive issues Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, has suggested the UK extradite suspects wanted in the east African country for alleged roles in the 1994 genocide,

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Swedish lawmakers debate joining NATO as attitudes change

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson talks during the parliamentary debate on the Swedish application for NATO membership, in Stockholm, Monday, May 16, 2022. Sweden’s lawmakers debate about applying for NATO membership, paving the way for a historic expansion of the alliance that could deal a serious blow to Russia. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP) By

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Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed congratulate the new Somali President

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed: Credit Associated Press Photo/Francisco Seco, file Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has taken to Twitter to congratulate the new President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he hoped the new Somalia’s President would work closely with both regional and regional interests. The

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Turkey expects clear stance against terrorism from Finland, Sweden

By Anadolu Agency Turkey has always supported the idea of expanding NATO, but it has concerns with regard to Finland and Sweden’s desire to join the alliance given their relations with terror groups, the Turkish foreign minister said on Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu’s statements came after an informal NATO gathering held in Germany’s capital Berlin. “Countries

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10 dead, suspect arrested in mass shooting at supermarket

Police secure a perimeter after a shooting at a supermarket, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex) By The Associated Press A gunman in military-style clothing opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities called a “hate crime and racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10

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Finland, Sweden should not support PKK-YPG terrorist group: Turkey

By Anadolu Agency Finland and Sweden should stop supporting the PKK/YPG terrorist organization, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday as the two Scandinavian countries mull entering NATO. In a doorstep statement ahead of an informal NATO foreign ministers’ meeting, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkiye has always backed NATO’s open-door policy. However, Cavusoglu said Sweden and Finland

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UAE strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed named new president

Abu Dhabi’s new president Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan /Reuters Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo By Reuters The United Arab Emirates’ de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan was elected president of the Gulf Arab state by a federal supreme council on Saturday, solidifying his rule over the OPEC oil producer and key regional player. He

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UAE President and pro-West moderniser Khalifa dies

United Arab Emirates’ President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan attends the opening session of the thirteenth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City December 14, 2009. Reuters/Stephanie McGehee By Reuters United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a pro-Western moderniser who had aligned the Gulf Arab state closer

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Turkey’s leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan /Credit to Photo Anadolu Agency By The Associated Press Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries. “We are following

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Raila Odinga asks Somali Kenyan to vote for him

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to strengthen bilateral ties between Kenya and Somalia to boost Kenya’s economy if elected. Speaking in the Eastleigh Chamber of Commerce in Nairobi, Kenya’s presidential candidate, Mr Odinga reiterated his commitment to tackling the huge tax burden on businesses. Kenya Lawmaker Yusuf Hassan from Eastleigh, and Fatuma Gedi

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