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Iran: Government Summons Turkish Diplomat Over Leader's Comments

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s charge d’affaires March 29 after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly criticized Iran for its actions in Yemen and Iraq, Reuters reported March 30.

Germany: Lawmakers Warn Greece Over Talks With Russia

Lawmakers in Germany’s Christian Democratic Union have voiced concerns over Greece’s contacts with Russia and the latter’s possible aid in Greece’s debt repayments, Der Spiegel reported March 30.

Sierra Leone: Police Fire Tear Gas At Angry Crowd

Police in Sierra Leone fired tear gas canisters at a group of people fighting over food supplies March 29, Reuters reported.

France: Sarkozy's Party Poised To Make Gains In Elections

France held the second round of local elections March 29, and former President Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right Union for a Popular Movement is expected to win the most seats, France24 reported.

Yemen: President Fires Saleh's Son

Embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi fired the son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ahmed Ali Saleh, Reuters reported March 29.

Kenya: Lands Minister Resigns After Corruption Report

Kenyan Lands Minister Charity Ngilu resigned her post after she was implicated in a report by an anti-corruption watchdog group, Reuters reported March 29.

Iran: Nuclear Negotiators Making Final Push

Foreign ministers negotiating a deal on the future of Iran's nuclear program have cancelled their flights home to focus on talks leading up to the March 31 deadline to reach an agreement, BBC reported March 29.

Tanzania: President Warns Of Rising Religious Tension

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete warned religious leaders that the country's April 30 referendum on a new constitution and general elections scheduled for October could increase tensions between religious groups, Reuters reported March 29.

Russia: Poll Shows Oligarchs Planning To Leave

Many of Russia's oligarchs are planning to exit the country to escape a tax squeeze and the sluggish economy, a recent Campden Wealth poll shows, The Telegraph reported March 29.

Yemen: Energy Exports Uninterrupted, Sources Say

Yemen's exports of liquefied natural gas are continuing uninterrupted despite the airstrikes against al-Houthi rebels and closures of several ports, industry sources said, Reuters reported March 29.

Greece: Pireaus Port Privatization Expected To Net 500 Million Euros

Greece has told its creditors it expects to make at least 500 million euros ($545 million) from privatizing the Piraeus port, The Wall Street Journal reported March 29.

Yemen: Diplomats Evacuating Country

Diplomats from foreign countries are leaving Yemen as the country's security situation continues to decline, Reuters reported March 29.

Guinea: President Declares State Of Emergency In West Over Ebola

Guinean President Alpha Conde declared a 45-day state of emergency in the western cities of Forecariah, Coyah, Kindia, Dubreka and Boffa to slow the spread of the Ebola virus, Bloomberg reported March 29.

Brazil: Major Tax Fraud Scheme Uncovered

Federal police in Brazil have opened an investigation into a large tax fraud scheme in which companies bribed officials at an offshoot of Brazil's tax authority to obtain favorable tax appeals rulings, Business Day reported March 29.

Tunisia: Anti-Terrorism Rally Draws Tens Of Thousands

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched in protest of terrorism March 29 in front of the nation's capitol building in Tunis, France24 reported.

Egypt: Arab League To Create Joint Military Force

The heads of Arab League member states meeting in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss combatting terrorism agreed to create a joint military force, BBC reported March 29.

Nigeria: Voting Continues In Presidential Election

Voting in Nigeria's presidential and national assembly elections continued over into a second day after violence and technical difficulties marked the first 24 hours, Africa Review reported March 29.

Egypt: Bomb Explodes Outside Cairo University

A bomb wounded four civilians and four policemen outside Cairo University on March 28, Egyptian police said, Reuters reported.


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