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Eritrean Leader in First Visit to Somalia After Thaw

Eritrean Leader in First Visit to Somalia After Thaw

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki arrived Thursday in Mogadishu, marking improved relations in his first visit to neighboring Somalia since he took office in 1993. Isaias was welcomed at the airport by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Abdullahi’s office said in a statement the visi

Nine Dead, Dozens Injured in Turkey Train Crash

Nine Dead, Dozens Injured in Turkey Train Crash

A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m.

Italy Identifies ISIS Cell Suspected in 2013 Kidnapping

Italian authorities said Wednesday they had identified members of the ISIS group believed to have been behind the 2013 kidnapping in Syria of Italian aid worker Federico Motka and Briton David Haines, who was later killed. Carabinieri police said they had issued arrest warrants against six suspec

US Blocks Israeli Sale of F-16s to Croatia

US Blocks Israeli Sale of F-16s to Croatia

The United States is blocking an arms deal that would see 12 US-made F-16 warplanes being sold by Israel to Croatia, political sources in Tel Aviv said. According to the sources, the $500 million deal, reached by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenko

US Threatens Sanctions Against Ankara over Russia’s S-300

US Threatens Sanctions Against Ankara over Russia’s S-300

The Pentagon has warned Turkey that it would slap it with biting sanctions if it goes ahead with a plan to receive Russian S-300 air defense systems.

Netanyahu Told Sultan Qaboos He Is Willing to Cede Some Land

Netanyahu Told Sultan Qaboos He Is Willing to Cede Some Land

A senior Palestinian official said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Oman’s Sultan Qaboos that he was willing to give up some land to the Palestinians, but not security control.   “The Omani foreign minister informed us of what Netanyahu told Sultan Qaboos,” said Azzam al-Ahmad, a mem

EU Conference Tackles Discrimination Against Muslims

EU Conference Tackles Discrimination Against Muslims

The European Commission has hosted at its headquarters in Brussels this week a high level conference on tackling discrimination against Muslims. The one-day conference entitled “Tackling Intolerance And Discrimination Against Muslims In The European Union” gathered over a 100 representatives of n

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