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Militiamen showed up proudly bearing the emblems of their groups — American flags with the stars replaced by the Roman numeral III, patches that read “Oath Keepers.” Alt-right types wore Pepe the Frog masks, and QAnon adherents could be seen in T-shirts urging people to “Trust the Plan.” White supremacists brought their variant of the Crusader cross. And then there were thousands of Trump supporters with MAGA gear — flags, hats, T-shirts, thermoses, socks. One flag portrayed President Trump as Rambo; another featured him riding a Tyrannosaurus rex and carrying the kind of rocket-propelled grenade launcher seen on the streets of Mogadishu or Kandahar. The iconography of the American far right was on display on Jan 6. during the violence at the Capitol. The absurdity of many images — the patches that read “Zombie Outbreak Response Team," for instance — only masked a devotion that inspired hundreds from the crowd to mount a deadly attack on Congress.
Persons: , Pepe, White supremacists, MAGA, Trump, Rambo, revel Organizations: Trust, Trump, Capitol Locations: Mogadishu, Kandahar,
ET Capitol Riot Live Updates: Trump Urges No Violence or Vandalism at Planned Demonstrations The fallout from last week’s attack on the Capitol continued as the Army secretary announced that the inauguration would be secured by armed National Guard members. “In lights of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Mr. Trump said. For President Trump, the past week has included a flurry of rebukes from businesses and once-loyal politicians. A majority of House members vote to impeach. Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City is ending its contracts with the Trump Organization after the deadly riot incited by President Trump at the U.S. Capitol.
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Andrew Yang files paperwork for New York City mayoral bid
  + stars: | 2020-12-23 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +31 min
SEE NEW POSTSAndrew Yang files paperwork for New York City mayoral bid WASHINGTON — Former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has filed paperwork with New York City to run for mayor, marking the next political chapter for the entrepreneur who mounted an underdog bid for president in 2020. Yang, who had been reportedly eyeing a bid for New York City mayor, filed on Wednesday with the city's Campaign Finance Board. An affiliated committee, Yang For New York, which is associated with a top Yang aide, also registered with the city board. Before that, he led the South Carolina Democratic Party. It’s that the Democratic Party needs to assess how we can more effectively communicate our answers to misinformation,” Baretto said.
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Somali hotel rises again after al Shabaab bombing
  + stars: | 2020-12-22 | by ( Abdi Sheikh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.94   time to read: +1 min
The car bomb in August blew out the windows of the beachfront Elite Hotel in Mogadishu and partially destroyed its perimeter wall. Al Shabaab, which is allied with al Qaeda, has been fighting to topple the Somali government for more than ten years. The militants have frequently targeted hotels, restaurants and cafes in Mogadishu, which are patronised by the political and security elite. Nur told Reuters he had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on reconstructing and repairing the hotel that cost him $2 million to build. Nur plans to add another 120 deluxe rooms at a cost of $8 million dollars.
Persons: al Shabaab, Mohamed Abdullahi Nur, Nur, beachgoers, speedboats, Organizations: Reuters, Attackers Locations: MOGADISHU, Somalia, Mogadishu, Al Shabaab, al Qaeda
Biden cuts ad with Warnock and Ossoff for Georgia Senate runoffs
  + stars: | 2020-12-17 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +17 min
SEE NEW POSTSBiden cuts ad with Warnock and Ossoff for Georgia Senate runoffs WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Democratic Senate hopefuls Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are out with a new ad featuring none other than President-Elect Joe Biden as they look to give Democrats their second statewide win in a span of a few short months. But Biden pivots to the Senate race, connecting Democratic success next month to his agenda. Ossoff is running against GOP Sen. David Perdue and Warnock against GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Share this -In-person early voting in Georgia Senate runoffs begins Monday WASHINGTON — Voters are voting in person in Georgia's Senate runoff. And Biden isn't just lending his team to help Ossoff and Warnock.
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Federal prosecutors in New York have indicted a man who they say took direction from a “senior al Shabaab commander” and went to flight school in the Philippines so he could hijack a commercial airliner. They say the man also sought information “about the tallest building in a major U.S. city.”The indictment, unsealed Wednesday, charges Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six counts which include multiple counts of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy and conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens. Hundreds of newly trained Shabaab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area south of Mogadishu, Somalia on Feb.17, 2011. Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP fileProsecutors allege Abdi Abdullah attended a flight school from 2017 and 2019 in the Philippines and obtained training, “ultimately completing the tests necessary to obtain his pilot’s license.”They say he also allegedly researched how he could hijack a commercial airliner and breach a cockpit door, and sought “information about the tallest building in a major U.S. city, and information about how to obtain a U.S. visa.”The charging documents say that Abdi Abdullah has been in the custody of law enforcement authorities in the Philippines since July 1, 2019 and he is arriving in New York to face charges in the custody of the FBI and New York Police Department. More details are expected bot be announced today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Persons: al, , Cholo Abdi Abdullah, Farah Abdi Warsameh, Abdi Abdullah, Organizations: FBI, New York Police Department, U.S, Attorney’s, Southern, of Locations: New York, al Shabaab, Philippines, U.S, Mogadishu, Somalia, of New York
Somalia's opposition urges Turkey not to send arms to police unit
  + stars: | 2020-12-16 | by ( Abdi Sheikh | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia’s opposition says it has written to Turkey urging it not to send a planned shipment of weapons to a special police unit that they fear incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed could use to “hijack” forthcoming elections. Political tensions have been high in the Horn of Africa country, stoked by opposition anger over a delay in holding the elections for both chambers of parliament. On Tuesday opposition supporters marched in the capital Mogadishu denouncing the president for the delay. The letter urged Ankara to delay the delivery of weapons and ammunition until after the delayed elections have been conducted. Somalia’s information minister Osman Abukar Dube did not immediately respond to Reuters calls and a text message seeking comment.
Persons: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, , , Osman Abukar Dube, Tayyip Erdogan Organizations: Reuters, United Arab Emirates Locations: MOGADISHU, Turkey, Horn of Africa, Mogadishu, Somalia, Ankara, Somali, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Somalia cuts ties with Kenya, shots fired at Mogadishu protests
  + stars: | 2020-12-15 | by ( Abdi Sheikh | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia cut diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday, accusing it of meddling in politics as protests and gunfire erupted in the capital Mogadishu over delayed elections. FILE PHOTO: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of Somalia, attends the London Somalia Conference' at Lancaster House, May 11, 2017. “Somalia calls back all its diplomats from Kenya and orders Kenyan diplomats to leave Somalia within seven days,” Somali Information Minister Osman Dube told the state news agency. Also last year, Kenya recalled its ambassador after Mogadishu decided to auction disputed oil and gas exploration blocks at sea. Demonstrators denounced President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed - usually known by his nickname “Farmaajo” (cheese) - over delayed votes for both houses of parliament.
Persons: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Jack Hill, Osman Dube, Dube, , Muse Bihi Abdi, Abdi, Uhuru Kenyatta, “ Farmaajo, Halima, Farah Organizations: Reuters, London Somalia, Lancaster House, REUTERS, African Union peacekeeping, Somali, Radio, Kenyan, Nairobi’s Locations: MOGADISHU, Somalia, Kenya, Mogadishu, Shabaab, Radio Mogadishu, Nairobi, Somaliland, Jubbaland
SEE NEW POSTSState Department to receive first Covid vaccines this week WASHINGTON — The State Department will be receiving its first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine this week, according to internal agency communications obtained by NBC News. During Tuesday's briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president "is absolutely open to taking the vaccine. But he did recently recover from Covid, he has the continued protective effects of the monoclonal antibody cocktail." The Ellume Covid-19 Home Test is an antigen test, which is designed to detect fragments of viral proteins that trigger an immune response in the body. Results are delivered through the app and can be shared with health care professionals, according to Ellume.
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State Department to receive first Covid vaccines this week
  + stars: | 2020-12-15 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
SEE NEW POSTSState Department to receive first Covid vaccines this week WASHINGTON — The State Department will be receiving its first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine this week, according to internal agency communications obtained by NBC News. Diplomatic Security agents in Washington, D.C. performing critical operations and coming into close contact with the Secretary of State will also be a priority for vaccinations. Share this -Pence likely to get vaccinated by end of week Vice President Mike Pence is likely to receive a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. But he did recently recover from Covid, he has the continued protective effects of the monoclonal antibody cocktail." Multimillionaire televangelist Joel Osteen and his pastor wife, Victoria, received no PPP funds and have not taken a salary since 2004, Davis said.
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DeSantis defends decision to keep Florida restaurants open
  + stars: | 2020-12-15 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Share this -Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. The commission voted 4-1 on Nov. 16 to impose a mask mandate, with several exceptions. Ford County, where Dodge City is located, has recorded 4,914 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, according to the state health department. Share this -Maryland activates National Guard to help with vaccine distribution Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reactivated the state National Guard on Tuesday to help officials distribute the Covid-19 vaccine.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, we're, Newsom, Joyce Warshaw, , ” Warshaw, they’d, Larry Hogan, we’ve, Hogan, Brian Bulatao Organizations: Gov, Dodge City, Dodge City Globe, Central, Health, National Guard, State Department, WASHINGTON — The State Department, NBC News, Diplomatic Security Locations: California, Covid, Kansas, Ford County, Dodge, Boise, BOISE , Idaho, Elmore, Valley, Ada County, Maryland, Kabul, Afghanistan, Baghdad, Iraq, Mogadishu, Somalia, Washington ,
California orders thousands of body bags, refrigerated storage
  + stars: | 2020-12-15 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
SEE NEW POSTSCalifornia orders thousands of body bags, refrigerated storage California has purchased thousands of body bags and has dozens of refrigerated storage units on standby as it prepares to deal with a growing death toll from Covid-19. The orders for 5,000 body bags and 60 53-foot-long refrigerated units to have ready for counties and hospitals should be a sobering statistic, the governor said. Share this -Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. The commission voted 4-1 on Nov. 16 to impose a mask mandate, with several exceptions. Larry Hogan reactivated the state National Guard on Tuesday to help officials distribute the Covid-19 vaccine.
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China begins Covid test trials on children as young as 3
  + stars: | 2020-12-15 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
SEE NEW POSTSKansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. The commission voted 4-1 on Nov. 16 to impose a mask mandate, with several exceptions. Ford County, where Dodge City is located, has recorded 4,914 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, according to the state health department. Larry Hogan reactivated the state National Guard on Tuesday to help officials distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. Share this -State Department to receive first Covid vaccines this week WASHINGTON — The State Department will be receiving its first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine this week, according to internal agency communications obtained by NBC News.
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To deal with those challenges, US troops have found surprising uses for some common items. Over the years, troops have found some surprising applications on the battlefield for simple everyday items. Grease pencilThe grease pencil has plenty of uses in the military. Afterwards, they would mark the spot with a little "X" in grease pencil and use it as a gun sight. "These guys hit exactly where you told them to," Cash recalled, "using nothing but a little X on the windscreen."
Persons: Harry Coover, Raleigh Cash, Cash Organizations: FDA, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Army, Task Force, Cricket, 101st Airborne, Eagles Locations: Vietnam, Mogadishu, Iraq
U.S. decision to withdraw troops dismays some Somalis
  + stars: | 2020-12-05 | by ( Katharine Houreld | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency triggered dismay on Saturday from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming U.S. president to reverse the decision. troops have made a huge contribution and had great impact on the training and operational effectiveness of Somali soldiers,” said Yusuf, a member of Somalia’s Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. The Somali government could not immediately be reached for comment early on Saturday to Friday’s decision to withdraw almost all the roughly 700 U.S. troops by Jan. 15. Both U.S. and Somali forces opposed the withdrawal, he said. Ethiopia, which is a major troop contributor to the peacekeeping forces and has thousands more troops in Somalia bilaterally, is distracted by an internal conflict that broke out last month.
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REUTERS/Feisal Omar/File PhotoThe United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency. A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said nearly all U.S. forces would leave Somalia, although some would remain in Mogadishu. Another U.S. official said the U.S. presence in Somalia was a point of contention between Trump and his former defense secretary, Mark Esper, who Trump fired last month. According to the official, Trump pushed for a drawdown citing a wish by Kenya “to police their own neighborhood,” but Esper resisted. The U.S. defense official said the withdrawal was ordered to be completed by Jan. 15 -- the same deadlines for drawdowns in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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A CIA officer died last month following an unsuccessful raid in Somalia on the Al Qaeda off-shoot, Al Shabaab. The raid was targeting Al Shabaab insurgents, one of whom was an expert bomb maker and "specially designated global terrorist." Al Shabaab is an Islamist militant group which is allied to Al Qaeda. There was a 40-minute gun battle before the US and Somali forces withdrew, a Somali officer told The Guardian. President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to withdraw troops from the region before leaving office, US officials told Reuters.
Persons: Al Qaeda, Al, Al Shabaab, Abdullahi Osman Mohamed, Ismail, Mohamed, Al Shabaab's, Shabaab, Jana Cabdalle, Donald Trump Organizations: CIA, Al, Guardian, Islamic, Navy SEAL, The New York Times, US, US State Department, Reuters Locations: Somalia, Al Shabaab, Germany, Somali, Gendershe, Mogadishu, Al Qaeda, Jana
Somalia expels Kenyan envoy in latest row between neighbours
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia ordered the expulsion of Kenya’s ambassador after accusing neighbouring Kenya of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states, the latest dispute between the two countries. Somalia also recalled its ambassador from Nairobi. The statement did not elaborate on the interference or the agreement the Jubbaland president had reneged on. Last year, Kenya recalled its ambassador after Mogadishu decided to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the centre of a maritime territorial dispute. Early on Monday, the militants attacked an army base in central Somalia, Major Nur Mohamud, told Reuters, adding that five soldiers had been killed.
Persons: Jubbaland, Cyrus Oguna, Nur Mohamud Organizations: Reuters, Kenyan, Somali Foreign Ministry, Facebook, African Locations: MOGADISHU, Somalia, Kenya, Jubbaland, Nairobi, , Mogadishu, African Union, al Qaeda
Somalia expels Kenyan ambassador over 'interference'
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Abdi Sheikh | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia expelled Kenya’s ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Nairobi after accusing its neighbour of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states. Somalia did not go into further details on the alleged interference, while Kenya denied any wrongdoing and dismissed what it called “unsubstantiated allegations”. Kenya’s foreign ministry said on Monday it had not received any official communication from Somalia about the expulsion of its ambassador. In February last year, Kenya recalled its ambassador after Mogadishu decided to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the centre of their maritime rights dispute. Early on Monday, militants attacked an army base in central Somalia and killed five soldiers, Major Nur Mohamud of the Somali army said.
Persons: Jubbaland, , al, Major Nur Mohamud Organizations: Reuters, Kenya’s, Kenya, Kenyan, Facebook Locations: MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nairobi, Jubbaland, Mogadishu, Kenya, Kismayo, Somali, African Union, al Qaeda
Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere. The group is allied with al Qaeda and wants to rule Somalia according to its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law. The Gelato Divino parlour is located near K4 Junction in the heart of Mogadishu, near the international airport. “A suicide bomber blew up himself in the ice-cream restaurant,” information ministry spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar said.
Persons: al, Ismail Mukhtar Omar, Organizations: Reuters Locations: MOGADISHU, Somali, Mogadishu, al Shabaab, Somalia
WASHINGTON/NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Somalia as part of a global pullback that includes reductions of forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency. The mission receives little attention in the United States but is considered a cornerstone of the Pentagon’s global efforts to combat al Qaeda. But he noted al Shabaab poses a danger to East Africa’s security and that the group has staged attacks in Kenya. The United States already pulled out of Somalia’s Bossaso and Galkayo around three weeks ago.
Persons: Donald Trump, Carlos Barria, al, Christopher Miller, Nathan Sales, “ Al Shabaab, , Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh, , Sheikh, , ” Sheikh Organizations: Defense Department, HHS, White, REUTERS, U.S ., Pentagon, Trump, United, Green Beret, State, U.S, Union Locations: WASHINGTON, NAIROBI, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, U.S, Washington , U.S, United States, al Qaeda, al Shabaab, Kenya, , States, Kismayo, Baledogle, Mogadishu, Somali
As stated before, most Delta Force operators come from the Special Forces and the 75th Ranger Regiment. The Delta Force organizationDelta Force soldiers deep behind Iraqi lines during the 1991 Gulf War as part of a "Scud hunting" mission. Delta Force weaponsDelta Force operators in Afghanistan, their faces censored to protect their privacy. Delta Force missionsArmy Gen. James B. Vaught, task force commander, and Col. Charlie Beckwith, founder and commander of Delta Force, at Masirah, Oman, ahead of Operation Eagle Claw. Eight helicopters loaded with Delta Force operators and additional support aircraft traveled through Iraqi, Russian, and Turkish airspace to get to their target in Syria.
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Doctor's self-funded test lab leads way in Somalia's COVID fight
  + stars: | 2020-11-06 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Hospitals in the battle-scarred city that once had to wait weeks for blood test results now use the lab to test for conditions including HIV and hepatitis. But, as the Somali government has acknowledged, it is in the fight against COVID-19 that Medipark has made its most visible mark. Medipark has arranged import pipelines of reagents needed for tests, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test used for COVID-19. Aisha Abdi Mohamed, a laboratory technician, uses a microscope inside the Medipark Diagnostics lab that runs tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mogadishu, Somalia October 14, 2020. Medipark lab is next to Hotel Shamo, where a 2009 bombing killed 19 people during a medical student graduation.
Persons: Abdullahi Sheikdon Dini, Mogadishu's, Medipark, Dini, Aisha Abdi Mohamed, Ali Muse Organizations: CNN, Somali, COVID, Diagnostics Locations: Mogadishu, of Africa, India, China, Kenya, Lebanon, Europe, Asia, United States, Somalia, Shamo, Rwanda, South Sudan
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s leader said on Wednesday that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to “relaunch the Crusades”, heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have stirred anger in Muslim-majority countries. The row with France flared after a French teacher who showed pupils cartoons of the Prophet published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was beheaded in France this month. In a sign of spreading anger at France’s defence of the right to publish the cartoons, demonstrators denounced France in street protests in several Muslim-majority countries. Erdogan sharply criticised Macron at the weekend, saying the French leader needed a mental health check, prompting France to recall its ambassador from Ankara. They were responding to calls by clerics in various Somali regions to come out and condemn France and boycott French products.
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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s leader said on Wednesday that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to “relaunch the Crusades”, heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have stirred anger in Muslim-majority countries. The row with France flared after a French teacher who showed pupils cartoons of the Prophet published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was beheaded in France this month. In a sign of spreading anger at France’s defence of the right to publish the cartoons, demonstrators denounced France in street protests in several Muslim-majority countries. Erdogan sharply criticised Macron at the weekend, saying the French leader needed a mental health check, prompting France to recall its ambassador from Ankara. They were responding to calls by clerics in various Somali regions to come out and condemn France and boycott French products.
Persons: Islam, Prophet Mohammad, Tayyip Erdogan, Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Charlie Hebdo, , Erdogan, Macron, Macron’s, Charlie Hebdo’s, Samuel Paty, Abdel, Fattah, Sisi, Egypt’s, Mohamed Ahmed, France ”, , Mohamed Ahmed Organizations: AK Party, Presidential, REUTERS, Turkey’s Communications, Azhar, Reuters, , ‘ Boycott, , France, Embassy, Turkey, France down, Bangladesh, In Cairo Locations: ANKARA, France, Turkish, Ankara, Turkey, “ France, Somali, Mogadishu, Africa, SOMALIA, MALI, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Mauritania, Cairo, Somalia, Dhaka, Dhaka ”, Muslim-majority, Ankara, Africa, Indonesia
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