NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after the aide's arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography, authorities said.
An economist based at the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia is favourite to be named Somalia's new prime minister, sources in the presidential palace said, after his predecessor was forced out by lawmakers in a vote of no confidence. The palace sources, and another with connections to the former premier, named the front-running candidate as Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, 54, from Somalia's southern Gedo region. "Today, we got the news that Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed would be named as prime minister," one palace source said on Thursday. Ahmed left Somalia at the outset of civil war in 1991.