Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud (2nd R) takes part in the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, July 17, 2015. Muslim faithfuls in Somalia on Friday attended the Eid al-Fitr prayers which marks the end of Ramadan. (Xinhua/Fasial Isse)
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud (2nd R) takes part in the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, July 17, 2015. Muslim faithfuls in Somalia on Friday attended the Eid al-Fitr prayers which marks the end of Ramadan. (Xinhua/Fasial Isse)

MOGADISHU — The Somali government said Thursday it has cut ties with Iran who is in the middle of a diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia.

Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the “decision to sever diplomatic ties” and gave Iranian diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. (Somalia-Politics)
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PARIS — Police in northern Paris shot dead a man armed with knife trying to enter the police station in the French capital 18th district, according to local media.

Not identified yet, the man would have shouted “Allahou Akbar” (God is Great), and wanted to attack policemen before being shot dead by one of the servicemen at about midday local time (1100 GMT), news channel BFMTV said. (France-Police-Shooting)
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SEOUL — South Korea’s military has issued the highest alert in frontline areas, where propaganda loudspeakers are installed, a day before its planned resumption of the broadcasting across the border toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Yonhap news agency reported Thursday citing the defense ministry.

A defense ministry official was quoted as saying that troops in around 10 locations, installed with the propaganda loudspeakers, had been put on the highest alert, and that much more surveillance assets had been deployed near the locations. (S.Korea-DPRK-Loudspeakers)
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TRIPOLI — A car bomb killed at least 30 and injured over a hundred others on Thursday at a military training camp east of Libya’s capital Tripoli, local security sources said.

A suicide bomber drove a fuel tanker on Thursday morning into the Coast Guard camp in the outskirts of Zlitan, some 150 km east of Tripoli, and then detonated the bomb as around 400 policemen were assembled, a security officer said on condition of anonymity. (Libya-Bombing)
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TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari condemned on Thursday what he alleged a Saudi Arabian air attack on Iran’s embassy in Yemen.

The strike injured a number of embassy guards and damaged the building on Wednesday night, Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency. (Iran-Saudi-Embassy) Enditem

Source: xinhua

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