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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

By James M. Dorsey Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating the answer is an Arab autocratic push for a Saudi-led regional order that would be based on an upgraded 21st …

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, as pressure intensifies for him to step down as president. Zanu-PF has also given Mr Mugabe, 93, until 10:00 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment. He is due to address the …

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Over 27 killed in terrorist attack in Somali

MOGADISHU -uns: An Islamist attack on a hotel in the Somali capital ended on Sunday after over 27 people had been killed in a near 12-hour siege, police said, underlining the insurgents’ ability to carry out deadly attacks in the heart of the city, reported …

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Why Somaliland elections matter to the World

By Abdirahman M Dirye Fever and peaceful rallies at the hand, Somaliland will enter in an era of uncertainty in the presidential elections at the end of this year. Despite the odds, it smoothly held elections and passed the test with flying colors; this time, …

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China sets up first mily base in Africa

ZHANJIANG, Guangdong -UNS/Xinhua- China setup first military base in Africa. Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday to set up a support base in Djibouti. Shen Jinlong, commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, read an order …

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World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

NEW YORK-UNS – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief said as he pleaded for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. Stephen O’Brien said more than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, …

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Hunger persists in chronic conflict zones despite strong global harvests: UN

NEW YORK -UNS : Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a United Nations report has found. “This is an unprecedented situation. Never before …

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Indian bid for permanent SC seat defy democratic norm, UN told

NEW YORK -UNS : Pakistan has told the United Nations that the campaign by a group of countries for permanent seats on the Security Council defies the 21st century principle of achieving democratic representation through periodic elections. Without naming them, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, …

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Egypt wishes to join CPEC: CPEC manifests integration from ‘shores of Nile to sole of Kashghar’

ISLAMABAD : CPEC manifests integration from ‘shores of Nile to sole of Kashghar’ Egypt’s participation in CPEC will assign substantive meanings to the ‘transcontinental game-changer’ project by connecting Sino-Pak economic corridor to Africa, Europe and Middle East. The Speaker remarked that Egypt’s proposal to join …

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Muslim world loses faith in US values as Trump visa ban bites

TEHRAN: Families split, a father unable to reach his son’s wedding and officials warning of a “gift to extremists” — President Donald Trump’s visa ban on seven Muslim countries has triggered shock and confusion. “There is mass hysteria among the Iranian-American community — that’s no …

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