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Israeli PM back in court as parties weigh in on his fate

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a hearing evidence stage for his trial over alleged corruption crimes, at the Jerusalem district court, in Salah El-Din, East Jerusalem, Monday, April 5, 2021. Netanyahu was back in court for his corruption trial on Monday as the country’s political parties were set to weigh in on whether he

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African Union chair calls for fresh start as Nile dam talks begin

The president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) called for a fresh start in talks over the Nile dam, which has been the subject of a dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan for the past years. Felix Tshisekedi, who is also the current African Union chair, was speaking at the opening of a

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‘US reconnaissance on China increases sharply’

By Riyaz Ul Khaliq Beijing-based think tank warns of 3 major obstacles to Sino-US military relations in South China Sea South China Sea has witnessed a “sharp increase” in the frequency, intensity, and pertinence of US military’s close-in reconnaissance on China since 2009, said a Beijing-based think tank on Thursday. The US military’s frequent close-in

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Ethiopia says Eritrean troops have started withdrawing from Tigray

A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia, on March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday for a swift, unconditional and verifiable withdrawal of

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Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

File – In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Chuck Goolsbee, site director for Facebook’s Prineville data centers, shows the computer servers that store users’ photos and other data at the Facebook site in Prineville Ore. Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information

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US removes military assets from Saudi Arabia, Gulf: Report

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits Strait of Hormuz on 18 September (AFP photo/US Navy) By Middle East Eye Patriot anti-missile batteries, an aircraft carrier and surveillance systems are being diverted from the Middle East, US officials say. The US has begun to reconfigure its military capabilities in the Gulf and removed at least three

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Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By MICHAEL BALSAMO, NOMAAN MERCHANT and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a

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Car rams into police at Capitol barricade; officer killed

Police officers gather near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S.

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International community wins arranging Somalia’s 2021 election conference

Photo/Somali Times After recent efforts by representatives of the international community in Somalia, a preliminary meeting will be held tomorrow to discuss the issues surrounding the election of the leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia, regional governments and the Benadir region. Meanwhile, in a statement said from the Somali presidency last night that President

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Train derails in eastern Taiwan, killing 48, injuring dozens

In this image made from a video released by hsnews.com.tw, passengers are helped to climb out of a derailed train in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan Friday, April 2, 2021. The train partially derailed along Taiwan’s east coast Friday, injuring an unknown number of passengers and causing potential fatalities. (hsnews.com.tw via AP) By RALPH JENNINGS

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