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Somalia says reviewing oil deals U.N. says lack transparency

reuters.com — Energy firms are cautiously eyeing Somalia's long coastline, an untapped frontier on the east African seaboard that has become an exploration hot spot after big gas finds in Mozambique and Tanzania. Somalia's southern neighbor Kenya has found oil. The Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG), an eight-member panel of investigators that monitors compliance with U.N.

Somalia says reviewing oil deals U.N. says lack transparency

reuters.com — U.N. investigators say oil contracts lack transparency * Oil deals from two decades ago on hold due to war By Drazen Jorgic and Louis Charbonneau NAIROBI/UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Somalia said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that U.N. investigators say lack transparency and risk hindering development of the country's energy industry.

Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved

chicagotribune.com — ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks , but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24 deadline.

Iran offers ‘compromises’ in nuclear talks, West unmoved

theglobeandmail.com — Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24 deadline.

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Carolyn Kaster/Pool (L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna October 15, 2014.

New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela, Angola and Spain win seats on the UN Security Council

smh.com.au — Winner: Jim McLay, New Zealand's UN representative, reacts to the news. Photo: Getty Images United Nations: New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela, Angola and Spain have won seats on the United Nations Security Council for two years, from January 1, 2015.

Somalia presidential adviser linked to militants - U.N. monitors

af.reuters.com — By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. investigators have accused an advisor to Somalia's president of involvement in the unauthorised diversion of Somali government weapons to Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda, according to a confidential new report seen by Reuters.

Somalia's President linked to arms trafficking to al-Shabaab terror group

independent.co.uk — The accusation by the Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group, an eight-member panel of independent experts that oversees compliance with UN sanctions on the two countries, was included in the group's 482-page annual report to the UN Security Council's Somalia-Eritrea sanctions committee. The charge concerns Musa Haji Mohamed Ganjab, a prominent Somali businessman.

Somalia presidential adviser linked to militants -UN monitors

uk.mobile.reuters.com — Somalia presidential adviser linked to militants -UN monitors By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.N. investigators have accused an advisor to Somalia's president of involvement in the unauthorized diversion of Somali government weapons to Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda, according to a confidential new report seen by Reuters.

Somalia presidential adviser linked to militants -UN monitors

uk.reuters.com — UNITED NATIONS Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.N. investigators have accused an advisor to Somalia's president of involvement in the unauthorized diversion of Somali government weapons to Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda, according to a confidential new report seen by Reuters.
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