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Kenya received warnings of imminent al-Shabaab terror attack

Intelligence services in Kenya were warned that al-Shabaab was planning terrorist attacks on high-profile targets in the east African country around Christmas and the new year, western and regional security officials have said.
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Kenya received warnings of imminent al-Shabaab terror attack

Intelligence services in Kenya were warned that al-Shabaab was planning terrorist attacks on high-profile targets in the east African country around Christmas and the new year, western and regional security officials have said.

St. Paul city council picks interim member for Dan Bostrom seat

The St. Paul City Council will vote on a resolution next week to name Kassim Busuri as the interim council member representing Ward 6.
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St. Paul city council picks interim member for Dan Bostrom seat

The St. Paul City Council will vote on a resolution next week to name Kassim Busuri as the interim council member representing Ward 6.

Want to be Danish? You'd better shake hands

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Afghan-born Sakandar Khan, 30, was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark’s immigration minister under a new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalization process.
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Want to be Danish? You'd better shake hands

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Afghan-born Sakandar Khan, 30, was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark’s immigration minister under a new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalization process.

Somalia President calls Uhuru, offers support in fight against al Shabaab

Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo has said his government is ready to cooperate with Kenya to eliminate terrorism.
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Somalia President calls Uhuru, offers support in fight against al Shabaab

Somalia President Mohamed Farmaajo has said his government is ready to cooperate with Kenya to eliminate terrorism.

AFC Asian Cup - Almoez Ali the hero as Qatar seal top-spot with 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia

Almoez Ali scored a brace as Qatar confirmed top spot in Group E with a memorable 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi.
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AFC Asian Cup - Almoez Ali the hero as Qatar seal top-spot with 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia

Almoez Ali scored a brace as Qatar confirmed top spot in Group E with a memorable 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi.

EU military chief holds talks with AMISOM leadership in Somalia

The European Union (EU) Military and Conduct Capability Director Lt. Gen. Esa Pulkkinen, has described the African Union Mission in Somalia as an indispensable peace support operation, without which the Horn of Africa country may not function optimally.
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EU military chief holds talks with AMISOM leadership in Somalia

The European Union (EU) Military and Conduct Capability Director Lt. Gen. Esa Pulkkinen, has described the African Union Mission in Somalia as an indispensable peace support operation, without which the Horn of Africa country may not function optimally.

Nineteen People Still Missing After Deadly Militant Attack In Kenya - Red Cross

Nineteen people remain unaccounted for two days after Somali militants attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi and killed at least 21 people, the Red Cross said on Thursday, raising the possibility of a considerably higher death toll.
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Nineteen People Still Missing After Deadly Militant Attack In Kenya - Red Cross

Nineteen people remain unaccounted for two days after Somali militants attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi and killed at least 21 people, the Red Cross said on Thursday, raising the possibility of a considerably higher death toll.

Two suspects arrested over Dusit terror attack as hunt for more goes on

Two prime suspects have been arrested as detectives swing into action following the terror attack at the DusitD2 complex on 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi.
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Two suspects arrested over Dusit terror attack as hunt for more goes on

Two prime suspects have been arrested as detectives swing into action following the terror attack at the DusitD2 complex on 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi.

Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia prepares lavish welcome

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a powerful delegation to Serbia on Thursday, aiming to cement co-operation with a country seeking to join the EU.
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Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia prepares lavish welcome

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a powerful delegation to Serbia on Thursday, aiming to cement co-operation with a country seeking to join the EU.

Afro Deli Offers Free Meals To Federal Workers During Shutdown

T. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Afro Deli announced Wednesday it will offer free meals to federal employees for the duration of the partial government shutdown.
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Afro Deli Offers Free Meals To Federal Workers During Shutdown

T. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Afro Deli announced Wednesday it will offer free meals to federal employees for the duration of the partial government shutdown.

Kenya attack death toll rises to 21; siege over

Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds ….
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Kenya attack death toll rises to 21; siege over

Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds ….

Why are Gulf countries so interested in the Horn of Africa?

ACROSS THE Horn of Africa evidence is mounting that relations with Gulf countries are growing stronger. Last month representatives from Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia gathered in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to discuss the creation of a new Red Sea secur
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Why are Gulf countries so interested in the Horn of Africa?

ACROSS THE Horn of Africa evidence is mounting that relations with Gulf countries are growing stronger. Last month representatives from Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia gathered in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to discuss the creation of a new Red Sea security alliance.

Kenya declares all 'terrorists' killed in hotel attack

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday that securities forces had killed all the «terrorists» involved in an attack on a hotel complex that left 14 people dead.
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Kenya declares all 'terrorists' killed in hotel attack

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday that securities forces had killed all the «terrorists» involved in an attack on a hotel complex that left 14 people dead.

Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Grief-stricken Kenyans flocked to a morgue in the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday to look for loved ones among at least 15 people killed in a militant attack on a hotel complex, as workers still trapped pleaded for help.
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Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Grief-stricken Kenyans flocked to a morgue in the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday to look for loved ones among at least 15 people killed in a militant attack on a hotel complex, as workers still trapped pleaded for help.

Cracks Start to Show for U.A.E. Banks With Bad Loans on Horizon

Cracks are starting to show in the United Arab Emirates’ banking sector as a property and retail slump take its toll on lenders.
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Cracks Start to Show for U.A.E. Banks With Bad Loans on Horizon

Cracks are starting to show in the United Arab Emirates’ banking sector as a property and retail slump take its toll on lenders.

Is Nicholas Haysom a Victim of U.S. ‘Dual Track’ Policy on Somalia?

It was September 2010, when the then US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, revealed the Obama administration’s US foreign policy towards Somalia, the “dual track approach.”
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Is Nicholas Haysom a Victim of U.S. ‘Dual Track’ Policy on Somalia?

It was September 2010, when the then US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, revealed the Obama administration’s US foreign policy towards Somalia, the “dual track approach.”

Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.
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Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.

Somali Islamists kill 15 in Kenya hotel, American, British among casualties

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab.
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Somali Islamists kill 15 in Kenya hotel, American, British among casualties

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab.

Somalia's Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Nairobi attack

The Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack in the Kenyan capital, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities.
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Somalia's Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Nairobi attack

The Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack in the Kenyan capital, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities.

Somali business award crowns 90 hitherto hidden laureates

A total of 90 leaders of home-grown Somali companies have received this year’s awards for the successes they continue to make in promoting the country’s economy, sources said Monday.
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Somali business award crowns 90 hitherto hidden laureates

A total of 90 leaders of home-grown Somali companies have received this year’s awards for the successes they continue to make in promoting the country’s economy, sources said Monday.

Erdogan, Trump consider setting up 'security zone' in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have discussed the situation in northern Syria over the phone amid rising tensions over the fate of Kurdish fighters in the war-torn country
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Erdogan, Trump consider setting up 'security zone' in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have discussed the situation in northern Syria over the phone amid rising tensions over the fate of Kurdish fighters in the war-torn country

Ethiopia protesters block main highway to the sea

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Protesters in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country's main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organizers said on Monday.
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Ethiopia protesters block main highway to the sea

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Protesters in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country's main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organizers said on Monday.

Somalia seeks to invest in COMESA region

Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Somalia in Lusaka, Mr Ahmed Abdirahman Sheikh Nur has revealed that the his country is looking for areas to invest in within the COMESA region.
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Somalia seeks to invest in COMESA region

Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Somalia in Lusaka, Mr Ahmed Abdirahman Sheikh Nur has revealed that the his country is looking for areas to invest in within the COMESA region.

Court rules 3 Westgate Mall attack suspects have case to answer

Three suspects accused of masterminding deadly Westgall Mall attack in 2013 have a case to answer, a Nairobi court ruled on Monday.
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Court rules 3 Westgate Mall attack suspects have case to answer

Three suspects accused of masterminding deadly Westgall Mall attack in 2013 have a case to answer, a Nairobi court ruled on Monday.

Manchester United's renaissance continues apace under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

(CNN)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced his first real test as Manchester United's caretaker manager against a top four English Premier League side on Sunday
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Manchester United's renaissance continues apace under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

(CNN)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced his first real test as Manchester United's caretaker manager against a top four English Premier League side on Sunday

Ethiopia army executing airstrikes against OLF in western Oromia

The Ethiopian army on Sunday morning (January 13) started an aerial operation targeting areas in western Oromia believed to be he held by ex-rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front, OLF.
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Ethiopia army executing airstrikes against OLF in western Oromia

The Ethiopian army on Sunday morning (January 13) started an aerial operation targeting areas in western Oromia believed to be he held by ex-rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front, OLF.

Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Sunday the US would «devastate Turkey economically» if the NATO-allied country attacks Kurds in the region.
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Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Sunday the US would «devastate Turkey economically» if the NATO-allied country attacks Kurds in the region.

Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

A group organising anti-government protests across Sudan vowed to stage new demonstrations on Sunday, including for the first time in the war-torn region of Darfur.
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Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

A group organising anti-government protests across Sudan vowed to stage new demonstrations on Sunday, including for the first time in the war-torn region of Darfur.