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Tunisia energy minister, officials sacked over corruption

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has sacked the country’s energy minister Khaled Kaddour and four other senior government officials over allegations of corruption. The dismissals come following a probe launched last November which saw Kaddour – whose portfolio covers the lucrative energy and mining sectors – questioned over “administrative and …

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Houthis Add to Yemenis’ Suffering Through New Fuel Price Hike

Houthi militias announced on Thursday an additional increase in fuel prices in hopes of doubling their profits from oil derivatives, the second such hike in a month. Iran-supported Houthi actions have managed to successfully conjure a fuel crisis on coup territory. The increase was announced by the group’s self-tailored governing …

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Revealed: Netanyahu’s wife, son suspected of bribery

The wife and son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are being investigated for corruption as part of a case which sees the official accused of granting favours to a media giant in return for favourable coverage, it emerged yesterday. During a court hearing yesterday, an Israeli police official revealed …

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ISIS Exploits Fighting in Tripoli, Preys On Sirte

Security agencies in western Libyan have detected movements of ISIS militants on the outskirts of Sirte, raising fears that the organization is seeking to re-establish itself in the coastal city amid fighting between armed militias in Tripoli. Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operations chamber reported that Sirte security forces went on alert three …

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UN extends mandate of peacekeeping force in Lebanon

The UN Security Council yesterday unanimously extended the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year. UNIFIL’s dictate was due to expire today, however under Resolution 2433, which was adopted yesterday, this has been extended to 31 August 2019. The UNSC applauded UNIFIL, “whose deployment together …

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Mareykanka oo Gacanka Cadan Ku Qabtay Doon Hub Sidday

Ciidamada badda ee Mareykanka ayaa sheegey inay ku qabteen oo ay ka hortageen hub gacanta Cadan, xilli ay dagaallo ka socdaan dalka Yemen. Ciidamada ayaa war ay soo saareen ku sheegey in in markabka dagaal ee USS Jason Dunham uu qabtay doon siddey hub taas oo mareysay biyaha caalamiga ah …

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