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An immigration minister in Canada who orginated from somalia warns against illegal crossings at Minnesota’s northern border

Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, arrived in Minnesota just days after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand for now new travel restrictions for eight countries, including Somalia — the land a teenage Hussen fled with his family. But even as he has come to symbolize for some the divergent immigration philosophies on either side of

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Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to go into full effect

In a major victory for President Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court has allowed his travel ban to take full effect pending appeal, for people coming from six Muslim-majority countries. As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, Trump’s travel ban, which restricts travel to the US by people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia

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Yemen’s former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh ‘killed’

Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in Sanaa, the radio station of the Houthi-controlled interior ministry said. Footage circulating on social media on Monday appeared to display a body resembling Saleh, with one video showing how armed militiamen used a blanket to move the corpse into the back of a pickup truck. There

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UN chief calls for end to all armed clashes, airstrikes in Yemen

United Nations secretary General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and airstrikes in the capital, Sana’a, and other parts of the war-torn country over the past several days. A statement issued by

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Somalia ; Kenya maritime border case

The spotlight is expected to temporarily swing from politics as the government focuses on two events regarding the International Criminal Court and the country’s maritime border dispute with Somalia at the International Court of Justice. From Monday, the Assembly of State Parties — the management oversight and legislative agency of the meeting at the UN

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Libya slave trade evacuations’

Libya agreed Wednesday with EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The decision was taken after Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called for “all urgent measures” to end slave trading and other migrant abuses in Libya at an

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Somali President is in Abidjan, Côte Ivoire to attend the 5th African Union – European Union Summit

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to attend the 5th African Union – European Union Summit, which will run from November 29-30 at Sofitel Hotel Ivoire, African Union’s Mission in Somalia has begun withdrawing its troops from the country against the backdrop of heightened insecurity in MogadishuThe United Nations asked local

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heads of state to attend Uhuru’s swearing-in: ministry

The government says at least 11 heads of state have confirmed their attendance of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in on Tuesday.About 13 others will be sending either their country’s second-in-command, a special envoy or a minister, sources at the Foreign Affairs ministry have told the Nation. Top on the list of the heads of state attending

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Dubai security chief calls for bombing of Al Jazeera

A senior security official in the United Arab Emirates UAE has sparked outrage after calling for the bombing of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based media network. In a series of posts on Twitter on Friday, Dubai Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan launched a scathing attack against Al Jazeera, accusing it of provoking a bomb and gun assault

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Erdogan, Saudi king talk Sochi summit, Syria on phone

Turkey’s president and the Saudi monarch spoke on the phone Saturday about this week’s Sochi summit, bilateral relations, and the Syria crisis, according to a Turkish presidential source. The phone call between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman bin Abdulaziz came three days after Erdogan met the Russian and Iranian presidents, Vladimir Putin and Hassan

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