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Kremlin to Trump: We don’t Engage In Twitter diplomacy

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Dimitri Peskov, spokesperson for the Kremlin, warns of escalating ‘already’ fragile situation in war-torn Syria. A Kremlin spokesperson has said that Russia does not engage in Twitter diplomacy after US President Donald Trump used the social media platform to warn Moscow of imminent military action in Syria, the Interfax news agency reported. “We do not participate in Twitter diplomacy,” Dimitri Peskov was quoted as saying ... Read More »

Inspectors Back UK In Spy Poisoning Row

The international chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed the UK’s analysis of the type of nerve agent used in the Russian ex-spy poisoning. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did not name the nerve agent as Novichok, but said it agreed with the UK’s findings on its identity. Russia has denied it was behind the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, as ... Read More »

Somalia Disbands UAE Programme To Pay And Train Soldiers

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Somalia said it seized several bags of money containing $9.6m in cash from a plane arriving from the UAE. Somalia has disbanded a United Arab Emirates programme to train some of its troops in a new sign of rising tensions in bilateral relations. The Somali government announced on Wednesday that it will take over paying and training the soldiers in the programme, Defence Minister Mohamed ... Read More »

US House Speaker Paul Ryan To Quit In Blow To Republicans

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, in a big blow to Republicans ahead of autumn’s mid-term elections. A spokesman for Congress’ most powerful lawmaker confirmed he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this November. A source close to Mr Ryan told the BBC his decision was family-related. Republicans are already facing a tough ... Read More »

Algeria Military Plane Crash: 257 Dead Near Algiers

At least 257 people have died after a military plane crashed in northern Algeria, the defence ministry says. The incident happened shortly after the aircraft took off from Boufarik military airport near the capital Algiers in the morning. Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, according to the defence ministry. Ten crew members were also killed. It is not yet clear what ... Read More »

Trump Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

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US President Donald Trump has lifted the controversial travel ban his administration imposed on Chad about six months ago. The central African state had improved the sharing of information about “suspected terrorists”, and had taken steps to make its passports more secure, a White House statement said. Chad had criticised the ban, saying it was being unfairly targeted. Citizens from seven other countries are still ... Read More »

The ‘baby warehouses’ Which Cater For Israel’s Unwanted Migrants

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Some 37,000 African migrants are currently in a state of limbo in Israel, unsure how much longer they can stay in the country. The government wants them to leave but its original plan to deport some of them was struck down by the courts. Then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu changed his mind on a deal with the UN just hours after it was agreed. BBC ... Read More »

Venezuela Fire: 68 Die In Carabobo Police Station Cells

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A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo state, has left 68 people dead, government officials say. A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo state, has left 68 people dead, government officials say. The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out on Wednesday. Police ... Read More »

Miguna Miguna: Kenya opposition figure deported again

Kenyan opposition figure Miguna Miguna says he was beaten and drugged before being forcibly removed from the country for a second time. The deportation came hours after a court held top officials in contempt for failing to release him from the airport where he was being held. Kenyan officials have argued the lawyer – who holds dual Canadian nationality – is not a citizen. But ... Read More »

Census 2020: US Adds Controversial Citizenship Question

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The 2020 US Census will ask respondents whether or not they are US citizens for the first time since 1950. California and New York vowed to sue to block the move, saying it will deter immigrants from participating. Trump administration officials say the data will help the government allocate resources and enforce voter laws designed to prevent discrimination. The census is mandated under the US ... Read More »

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