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Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

Trenton- Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday defended his government’s handling of thousands of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States. He was reacting to criticism from recently elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who blamed Trudeau for the inundation of more than 3,000 refugees currently living in temporary housing in Toronto. At

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Ethiopia: Torture in Somali Region Prison Senior Officials Implicated in Nonstop Regimen of Abuse

Nairobi – Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. Ethiopia’s new prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed should urgently order investigations into the horrific situation, and the government should ensure regional security forces and officials are held accountable. Senior Officials Implicated

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UN rights office: UAE troops tortured, abused Yemenis

GENEVA- A number of Yemeni detainees have been subjected to ill-treatment, torture and sexual abuse by United Arab Emirates (UAE) soldiers, the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva said on Tuesday. “We have engaged with U.A.E. government on this issue and requested access to U.A.E.-run prisons in the country but to date, we have not

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Behind the secret U.S. war in Africa

American special operations teams are playing a more direct role in military actions against suspected terrorists in Africa than the Pentagon has publicly acknowledged, planning and participating in combat raids by African troops in multiple countries including Somalia, Kenya, Tunisia and Niger, under a set of classified programs. In repeated public statements, military spokespeople have

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Egypt relies on Djibouti to achieve security in Red Sea: FM

Egypt relies heavily on Djibouti as a partner in achieving economic development and security in the Red Sea, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, and the Horn of Africa region, especially as both countries face the same challenges and have the same aspirations in this regard, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said. Shoukry’s remarks came in a

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Foreign students detained over FETÖ links in Turkey’s south

Some 16 foreign students — 10 from Somalia, three from Djibouti, two from Guinea and one from Syria — were rounded up for their alleged links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) in the southern Mersin province, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 30, citing the Chief Prosecutor’s Office. One of the suspects who was

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Somali defense minister meets European Union Mission in Somalia

The Minister of Defense of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Ali Mohamed held a meeting with the European Union Mission in Somalia .EU Mr. Hassan Ali Mohamed, the Somali government defense minister, thanked the European Union for its support in support of Somalia, especially the development of the Somali National Army, and called

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Eritrean delegation arrives in Addis Ababa peace talk

Addis Ababa, – A senior Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today. High level Ethiopian government officials, including Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, received the delegation at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed warmly welcomes the Eritrean delegation

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President Erdogan to deliver speech in capital Ankara

ISTANBUL-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to deliver a speech from the balcony of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s headquarters in capital Ankara following his success in the elections on Sunday, according to a presidential source. Speaking to the media at the Ataturk Airport before heading to Ankara, Erdogan said: “We have always

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Politicians cast ballots in Turkey’s presidential, parliamentary elections

Politicians cast their ballots on Sunday, as they emphasized participation in Turkey’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, accompanied by his wife and grandchildren, voted at the Saffet Çebi Middle School in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district. The president said that the electoral turnout in the “democratic revolution” so far seemed to be high,

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