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Qatar Charity launches several relief projects in Somalia

A delegation from Qatar Charity (QC) headed by Sheikh Hamad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Thani has visited Somalia to observe the worsening humanitarian situation there. QC has launched several relief projects in Somalia and met with the Prime Minister of Somalia and other officials. The delegation included: Jasem Aljasem, the adviser to the Executive […]

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Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

Ethiopia’s prime minister has for the first time rejected calls by the UN and EU for independent investigations into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti-government protests. Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Ethiopia is able to carry out the investigations itself. Protesters from the Amhara and Oromia regions have been complaining about […]

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VIDEO: Theresa May announces snap general election on June 8 to ‘make a success of Brexit’

Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, claiming that divisions at Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister will require the support of two-thirds of MPs to go to the country, with a vote scheduled in the Commons on Wednesday after the surprise announcement on Tuesday morning. The move […]

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North Korea says ready to react to ‘any mode of war’ from US

North Korea is preparing for “any mode of war” triggered by US military action, Pyongyang’s envoy to the United Nations warned Monday, saying his country would respond to a missile or nuclear strike “in kind.” The statement from North Korean Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong followed warnings from US Vice President Mike Pence to Pyongyang […]

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US denies reports of airstrikes in Somalia last week

US Africa Command said in a release that US military did not conduct any counterterrorism strikes in southwest Somalia on April 14 contrary to what the media has reported. The US military did not conduct any counterterrorism strikes in southwest Somalia on April 14 contrary to what the media has reported, the US Africa Command […]

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Nearly 4,000 Somalis set to be deported from US

The U.S. is home to about 7 percent of the world’s Somali migrant population. Two months after the first chartered plane with Somalis took off in January, a surge in Somali deportations — with an estimated 4,000 to come — has been reported by the Somali embassy in Washington, D.C. Ahmed Isse Awad, the Somali […]

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Trump’s travel policies hurting ‘U.S. brand’ and discouraging tourists, experts say

President Trump says he wants to keep out people who threaten the security of the United States. But his policies are discouraging tourists and threatening the American travel business, experts say. One study forecasts a 10.6 million decline in visitors this year and next. The drop — nearly 7% of expected travelers — will cost […]

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CAF president arrives in Somalia on official visit

CAF President Ahmad on Monday, 17 April 2017, arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia, on a two-day working visit, his first to the Horn of Africa since assuming the reins of the continent’s football governing body last March. He was welcomed on arrival at the Mogadishu Airport by Somali Minister for Youth and Sports, Khadija Mohamed Diriye, […]

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What Erdogan’s narrow referendum victory means for Turkey

On Sunday evening in Ankara, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stood on the balcony at the headquarters of his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, and hailed an election victory that will put him out of a job. The “Yes” camp in Turkey’s referendum, led by Yildirim’s boss, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared to win […]

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US strikes ‘kill more than 100 Shabaab terrorists’ in Somalia

US aircraft attacked southern Somalia on Saturday morning, killing more than 100 Al-Shabaab militants, including 20 commanders, residents and officials have said. Witnesses said the planes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where many Kenyan soldiers were killed by the terrorists in January 2016. Among senior Shabaab commanders killed in the dawn attack […]

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