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US lawsuit claims Aljabri was target of Saudi hit squad

August 11, 2020

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is under yet another dark cloud, this time for allegedly ordering a hit team to kill a former top intelligence agent of the Kingdom.   The Tiger Squad, a team of mercenaries put together by MBS, as he is known, failed in its bid to get past Canadian border […]

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Tanzanian nutritionist wins award for fighting hunger

August 11, 2020

A young nutritionist and food entrepreneur in Tanzania has won a prestigious international award for devising innovative business solutions to improve nutrition for low-income and marginalized families.   Jolenta Joseph, 29, secured a cash prize of US$10,000 and a prestigious mentorship award dubbed the Food Technology Innovation Prize issued by the Global Alliance for Improved […]

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‘Turkey-Azerbaijan drills sign of courage, defense power’

August 11, 2020

Recent large-scale military drills between Turkey and Azerbaijan demonstrated the power, courage, and defense capabilities of their armed forces, according to an Azerbaijani lawmaker.   “Military partnership constitutes an important vector of the Azerbaijan-Turkey strategic cooperation,” Sevil Mikayilova, an Azerbaijani parliamentarian, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview in the wake of recent Armenian attacks […]

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Gambia’s health system near collapse amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

The Gambia has seen over a 70% rise in coronavirus cases last week, and its health sector is crumbling under the weight of the deadly virus.   The total number of confirmed cases in the country as of Aug. 7 stood at 1,235, with 23 deaths and 221 recoveries, according to the latest Health Ministry […]

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ANALYSIS – Unilateralist agreements endanger peace and stability in Eastern Mediterranean

August 10, 2020

Last Thursday, Greece and Egypt signed [1] an unfeasible maritime deal, creating more frictions and deepening internationalized conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean. This agreement is full of ramifications endangering regional peace and stability by violating continental shelves of Turkey and Libya.   Instead of seeking a mutual resolution including all stakeholders, Athens and Cairo embarked […]

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Mauritania President Appoints New Government

August 9, 2020

Mauritania’s president appointed a new government Sunday, a top official said, after the names of several former ministers appeared in a report on the financial dealings of ex-leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Adama Bocar Soko, the secretary general of Mauritania’s presidency, told reporters in the capital Nouakchott that the move would allow all those named […]

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Japanese Ship Operator Apologizes for Oil Spill off Mauritius

August 9, 2020

The owner of the Japanese ship that ran aground off Mauritius spilling 1,000 metric tons of oil apologized for what environmentalists are calling a major ecological disaster. “We apologize profusely and deeply for the great trouble we have caused,” Akihiko Ono, the head of Mitsui OSK Lines, said Sunday in Tokyo. Ono promised the company […]

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6 French Aid Workers Among 8 Killed by Gunmen in Niger

August 9, 2020

Six French aid workers with the nongovernmental organization ACTED and their local guide and driver were killed Sunday by gunmen riding motorcycles in an area of southwestern Niger that is home to the last West African giraffes, officials said. The six worked for the international aid group, Niger’s Defense Minister Issoufou Katambé told Reuters. Officials […]

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