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Archive for February 5, 2017

Newsline: Russia Says Embassy In Damascus Hit By Shelling

The Russian Embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus was shelled on February 2-3 but no one was hurt, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It said one of the shells hit the space between an office and residential housing, while another exploded 20 meters away from the entrance. “No one was hurt, but there has been some material damage,” the ministry said, contending that the attack was aimed at derailing the cease-fire and peace process Russia has been pursuing in Syria.

http://gnnliberia.com/2017/02/04/russia-says-embassy-damascus-hit-shelling-no-one-hurt/

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Newsline: Kenyan court orders arrest of military attaché at South Sudan embassy in Nairobi

A High Court in Kenya has issued a warrant of arrest against a military attaché at South Sudan Embassy in Kenya after a case of mysterious disappearance of two South Sudanese opposition officials in Nairobi recently. The court had issued a warrant of arrest against a South Sudanese military attaché based in Kenya to appear in court to give an account of the disappearance of the two opposition officials. “So, based on the information obtained by the Kenyan authorities, the court decided to issue a warrant of arrest against a South Sudanese national who is a military attaché at the South Sudanese embassy in Nairobi here, he was linked to the kidnapping of Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel,” he said. Pouk declined to identify the military attaché summoned by the Kenyan court.

https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/kenyan-court-orders-arrest-military-attach%C3%A9-s-sudan-embassy-nairobi