The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)
The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Sunday condemned “in the strongest terms” the Al-Shabaab attack against the Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.

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At least 12 people were killed Sunday as Al-Shabaab militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu. Local authorities said a car bomb hit the gate of the Sahafi hotel and then several gunmen stormed in. (UN-Al-Shabaab)
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JAKARTA — Judging panel in an Indonesian court on Tuesday convicts two British journalists for violating the nation’s immigration procedure to make a coverage for a TV program.

Wahyu Prasetyo Wibowo, head of the judging panel presiding over the trial against the two British journalists Neil Richard Bonner and Rebeca Bernadette Margaret at Indonesia’s Batam Court, sentenced them a 2 months and 15 days of imprisonment, shorter than a 5-month jail term for the defendants sought by a prosecutor. (Indonesia-British Journalists-Visa Violation)
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KABUL — A Taliban key commander and shadowy governor of the eastern Laghman province, Aminuallah Kuchi was captured along with two of his bodyguards, National Directorate for Security (NDS) or the country’s intelligence agency said in a statement released here Tuesday.

“Personnel of NDS have captured the shadowy governor of Taliban for Laghman province Aminuallah Kuchi along with two of his bodyguards in Behsoud district of Nangarhar province,” the statement said. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Attack)
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BUDAPEST — Hungary’s parliament adopted a resolution on Tuesday stating that the European Union’s Commission did not have the legal right to establish a quota system that mandated the number of refugees each member country must take in.
The vote, 141 yeas to 27 nays, with 1 abstention, is in effect arguing that the Commission’s decision violated the principle of subsidiarity, a principle that requires bottom-up instead of top-down decisions. (EU-Refugee)
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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prominent politician Ahmed al-Chalabi has died of a heart attack in the capital of Baghdad, the Iraqi official television reported on Tuesday.

The state-run Iraqiya channel said that Chalabi, head of the parliamentary finance committee, died in his home in Kadhmiyah district in northern Baghdad. (Iraq-Politician) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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