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  • Amidst Nigerian Government-Military Confusion, Ex-President Obasanjo Steps In

    Nigerian ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo plans to broker the safety of 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram after having met people close to the group. Obasanjo had met with relatives of senior Islamist fighters in Obasanjo’s farm in the Southern Ogun state.     According to an anonymous source by a local Nigerian newspaper,

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  • Egypt’s Possible New Leader Faces Great Economic Problems

    Egypty’s likely new president, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will be facing a large number of Egypt’s crusted economic woes. Egypt’s 2.1% economic growth, shows little signs of reviving or improving itself. According to economic analysts, Egypt’s economy has been bouncing consistently for three years after the fall of Egypt Strogman Hosni Mubarak. Ousted President Mohamed

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  • Apache Helicopter Attacks Worries US About Misuse of Aid

    Repeated attacks by Egypt using US-provided Apache helicopters worries US officials about the misuse of the US military aid to the Egyptian interim government. A helicopter attack that fired rockets into houses of a little-known al-Qaeda inspired group had alarmed the US. US officials said that Egyptian actions in Sinai and its heavy-handed approach in

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  • Park Geun-Hye Considers Captain and Crew Action “Akin to Murder”

    According to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the actions of the sunken ferry’s captain and crew were similar to murder as Captain Lee Joon-seok will face multiple criminal charges after what happened to the Sewol, which sunk last week and had 87 people dead and 215 passengers missing. Geun-hye said “the actions of the captain

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  • Russia Called Tatar Minority Security Council Meeting “Inappropriate”

    Russia recently boycotted an informal Security Council meeting with Crimea’s Tatar minority and called the meeting as “inappropriate” and a distraction from the Ukraine Crisis, which Russia is deeply involved in. Other countries, including China and Rwanda, did not attend the security council meeting as well. Lithuania’s UN deputy ambassador Rita Kazragien said that the

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  • US Rejects Russia’s “Rushed” Referendum Regarding Crimea

    The US rejected Russia’s referendum to annex Crimea saying that the entire document was “rushed” in just a few weeks after the Russian military invaded many Crimean military bases and government offices. According to US President Barack Obama, the referendum and act violated international law and the Ukrainian constitution. Obama said that Russia compared its

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  • US and Other Western Officials “Unnerved” By US Embassy Arrest in Egypt

    Authorities arrested an Egyptian employee of the United States Embassy in Egypt, Ahmed Alaiba, due to suspicion of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood. According to local Egyptian news media, Alaiba is suspected of joining the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities, particularly the riots during the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. US Officials and

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  • More Than 11,000 Children Had Died in Syrian Civil War

    Syria’s years-old civil war had taken greater tolls on civilians rather than any other faction in the war. Almost 11,420 had died in the clashes between the government and opposition. By the end of 2013, the Oxford Research Group in London estimates this number is so far the number of children who had been hit

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    PPI Refunds Probable Cause of Local Economic Activity

    Economists said that PPI refunds are equivalent to great windfalls for many consumers and its obvious evidence is the increased spending activity in local economies. More consumers are purchasing goods and services. The Office of National Statistics also added that earlier this year, they noted 27,000 new car registrations, a 13.4% increase from 2012 as

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