Governance

Finland’s first Somali-born MP appointed Horn of Africa peace envoy

July 9, 2022

The first Somali-born member of Finland’s parliament has been appointed the country’s special representative on peace mediation in the Horn of Africa, the northeastern region where Somalia is located.Suldaan Said Ahmed will focus on supporting peace pr…

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US prohibits Russian gold imports; sanctions 70 entities, 29 individuals

June 28, 2022

The US Treasury Department announced Tuesday it prohibited Russian gold imports and imposed sanctions on 70 Russian entities and 29 individuals.The move applies to gold of Russian origin but does not include gold located outside of Russia prior to Tues…

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Portugal’s consumer inflation up 8% in May, highest in 29 years

June 14, 2022

Consumer inflation in Portugal annually increased to 8% in May, its highest level in over 29 years, according to Instituto Nacional de Estatística, or Statistics Portugal, on Tuesday.This marks the highest annual consumer price index (CPI) increase sin…

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Finnish foreign minister confident of compromise with Türkiye on NATO bid

June 2, 2022

Finland’s foreign minister expressed confidence Wednesday that his country and Türkiye would be able to reach a compromise on the Nordic nation’s bid to join NATO as well as on the PKK terrorist group and arms trade. “But of course, this is also a situation where you need goodwill from both sides in these talks,” […]

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Pakistani premier’s visit to bring new dimension to bilateral ties: Turkish FM

June 1, 2022

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday said Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s official visit to Türkiye will bring a “new dimension” to bilateral ties. He made the remarks after a meeting in Ankara. “Met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of brotherly Pakistan. His timely visit will bring new dimensions to our outstanding relations,” Cavusoglu […]

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Pakistan premier’s 3-day official visit to Türkiye starts Tuesday

May 31, 2022

According to the premier’s office, Shehbaz Sharif will hold meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ministers for foreign affairs, health, trade, and economic cooperation. This is Sharif’s first visit to Türkiye after taking office last month. “The visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan is aimed at enhancing cooperation with Türkiye in diverse […]

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Islamic Development Bank to discuss resilience, sustainability

May 30, 2022

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will hold its annual meeting in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh later this week. The four-day meeting will start on Wednesday under the main theme of “Beyond Recovery: Resilience and Sustainability” and will be attended by ministers from 57 member countries and representatives of Islamic banks and […]

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Germany’s imports from Russia up 77.7% in March

May 12, 2022

Germany’s imports from Russia jumped 77.7% year-on-year in March, while its exports fell 58.7%, the country’s statistics department announced on Thursday.According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), exports dropped due to the Russia-Ukraine …

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