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Germany releases Tunisian suspect in Berlin truck attack

Germany today released a Tunisian man detained on suspicion of involvement in the truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market last week, and Italian police searched houses in and around Rome where the main suspect may have spent time. Investigators across Europe are trying to determine whether Anis Amri, a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia who was shot dead by police in Milan on Friday after killing 12 people in Berlin in the name of Daesh, had any accomplices. A spokeswoman for Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office said the Tunisian man had been detained yesterday on suspicion Amri may have sent him a voice message and picture shortly before the attack. “Further investigation has shown that the arrested person was not […]


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Germany releases Tunisian suspect in Berlin truck attack

Germany today released a Tunisian man detained on suspicion of involvement in the truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market last week, and Italian police searched houses in and around Rome where the main suspect may have spent time. Investigators across Europe are trying to determine whether Anis Amri, a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia who was shot dead by police in Milan on Friday after killing 12 people in Berlin in the name of Daesh, had any accomplices. A spokeswoman for Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office said the Tunisian man had been detained yesterday on suspicion Amri may have sent him a voice message and picture shortly before the attack. “Further investigation has shown that the arrested person was not […]


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Ukrainian MP calls for moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Jewish Ukrainian MP Alexander Feldman called for moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, expressing anger with his country’s decision to vote in favour of a UN resolution which condemned illegal Israeli settlements, Israeli media reported yesterday. Writing on Facebook, Feldman said he was upset that his country voted against Israeli settlements and he became more upset when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned visit by his Ukrainian counterpart to Israel. “For many years my colleagues and I have been working on the development of relations between our countries and we have achieved a lot,” he said, mentioning visa-free entry between the two countries as well as lower airfares, the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported. “Of […]


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Ukrainian MP calls for moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Jewish Ukrainian MP Alexander Feldman called for moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, expressing anger with his country’s decision to vote in favour of a UN resolution which condemned illegal Israeli settlements, Israeli media reported yesterday. Writing on Facebook, Feldman said he was upset that his country voted against Israeli settlements and he became more upset when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned visit by his Ukrainian counterpart to Israel. “For many years my colleagues and I have been working on the development of relations between our countries and we have achieved a lot,” he said, mentioning visa-free entry between the two countries as well as lower airfares, the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported. “Of […]


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Ukrainian MP calls for moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Jewish Ukrainian MP Alexander Feldman called for moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, expressing anger with his country’s decision to vote in favour of a UN resolution which condemned illegal Israeli settlements, Israeli media reported yesterday. Writing on Facebook, Feldman said he was upset that his country voted against Israeli settlements and he became more upset when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned visit by his Ukrainian counterpart to Israel. “For many years my colleagues and I have been working on the development of relations between our countries and we have achieved a lot,” he said, mentioning visa-free entry between the two countries as well as lower airfares, the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported. “Of […]


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Sudan votes to reinstate position of PM

Sudanese lawmakers yesterday voted to restore the post of prime minister which was abolished after President Omar Al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 coup. The move to delegate limited powers to a prime minister once again is part of further reforms proposed by a national dialogue council between Bashir’s government and a number of opposition groups. The abolishment of the post was one of Al-Bashir’s first moves after he succeeded in a bloodless coup against Sadiq Al-Mahdi with the help of Mahdi’s brother-in-law, Hassan Al-Turabi. This was an effort to suppress any opposition. In October, Bashir concluded a yearlong dialogue which was aimed at resolving the insurgencies in Sudan’s border regions and healing the country’s dwindling economy which has […]


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Sudan votes to reinstate position of PM

Sudanese lawmakers yesterday voted to restore the post of prime minister which was abolished after President Omar Al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 coup. The move to delegate limited powers to a prime minister once again is part of further reforms proposed by a national dialogue council between Bashir’s government and a number of opposition groups. The abolishment of the post was one of Al-Bashir’s first moves after he succeeded in a bloodless coup against Sadiq Al-Mahdi with the help of Mahdi’s brother-in-law, Hassan Al-Turabi. This was an effort to suppress any opposition. In October, Bashir concluded a yearlong dialogue which was aimed at resolving the insurgencies in Sudan’s border regions and healing the country’s dwindling economy which has […]


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Sudan votes to reinstate position of PM

Sudanese lawmakers yesterday voted to restore the post of prime minister which was abolished after President Omar Al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 coup. The move to delegate limited powers to a prime minister once again is part of further reforms proposed by a national dialogue council between Bashir’s government and a number of opposition groups. The abolishment of the post was one of Al-Bashir’s first moves after he succeeded in a bloodless coup against Sadiq Al-Mahdi with the help of Mahdi’s brother-in-law, Hassan Al-Turabi. This was an effort to suppress any opposition. In October, Bashir concluded a yearlong dialogue which was aimed at resolving the insurgencies in Sudan’s border regions and healing the country’s dwindling economy which has […]


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Sisi pledges economic stability within 6 months

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said yesterday that the tough economic conditions in Egypt would improve in six months, Reuters reported. Speaking at the opening of a fish farm project in the Ismailia province, Al-Sisi called on businessmen and investors to stand beside the government to help stabilise the local economy. “I am not just telling the government, I am also telling citizens, businessmen and investors: please stand beside your country Egypt for just six months and you will find things much better than they are now,” the Egyptian Television Network reported Al-Sisi saying. He went on to call for collective sacrifices in order to save the country from financial ruin. “The efforts to alleviate those effects are massive,” he reiterated. […]


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Sisi pledges economic stability within 6 months

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said yesterday that the tough economic conditions in Egypt would improve in six months, Reuters reported. Speaking at the opening of a fish farm project in the Ismailia province, Al-Sisi called on businessmen and investors to stand beside the government to help stabilise the local economy. “I am not just telling the government, I am also telling citizens, businessmen and investors: please stand beside your country Egypt for just six months and you will find things much better than they are now,” the Egyptian Television Network reported Al-Sisi saying. He went on to call for collective sacrifices in order to save the country from financial ruin. “The efforts to alleviate those effects are massive,” he reiterated. […]