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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Rwandas President, Paul Kagame , right, arriving at the Kigali Memorial Center, Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Netanyahu is on a one day visit to Rwanda during a four-nation Africa tour.( AP Photo)

Report: Israel to Open Embassy in Rwanda

Israel is opening a new embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, and is weighing direct commercial flights to the East African country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday.

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At Least 14 killed in Somalia Hotel Jihadist Attack

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor and ended the hours-long assault, police and witnesses said. At least 14 people were killed.

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Islamic State Builds ‘Little Emirate’ in Somalia

The Islamic State (IS) is in the process of installing a “little emirate” in the East African nation of Somalia, where the rule of law is virtually non-existent and the government holds very little sway.