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Senate Votes to End Aid for Yemen Fight Over Khashoggi Killing and Saudis’ War Aims

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in the strongest show of bipartisan defiance against President Trump’s defense of the kingdom over the killing of a dissident journalist.
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Senate Votes to End Aid for Yemen Fight Over Khashoggi Killing and Saudis’ War Aims

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in the strongest show of bipartisan defiance against President Trump’s defense of the kingdom over the killing of a dissident journalist.

French police kill Strasbourg Christmas market gunman

The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its «soldiers».
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French police kill Strasbourg Christmas market gunman

The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its «soldiers».

Somalia’s Parliament Not Fit for Purpose: Impeachment Process

At the outset I must make clear I am not a beneficiary or have any relationship with the current Somali Administration and by analyzing my previous pieces on Somalia’s politics, one would find I do not hold back with my critical views once I notice the gove
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Somalia’s Parliament Not Fit for Purpose: Impeachment Process

At the outset I must make clear I am not a beneficiary or have any relationship with the current Somali Administration and by analyzing my previous pieces on Somalia’s politics, one would find I do not hold back with my critical views once I notice the government has made mistakes.

Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

The former number two leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremists, who is now a candidate in a regional election, was arrested Thursday prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said.
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Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

The former number two leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremists, who is now a candidate in a regional election, was arrested Thursday prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said.

Eritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister says

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea’s information minister said, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea’s rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia.
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Eritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister says

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea’s information minister said, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea’s rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia.

690 Police Reservists to be deployed along Kenya-Somalia border

The government has recruited an additional 690 National Police Reservists (NPR) to enhance security along the Kenya-Somalia border.
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690 Police Reservists to be deployed along Kenya-Somalia border

The government has recruited an additional 690 National Police Reservists (NPR) to enhance security along the Kenya-Somalia border.

RUDN medics called the world to action against hepatitis in Somalia

Viral hepatitis means liver inflammation caused by viruses and is among top-10 mortality factors in the world. It is passed with contaminated food and water, through contact with infected blood, via common use of household appliances such as manicure or shavi
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RUDN medics called the world to action against hepatitis in Somalia

Viral hepatitis means liver inflammation caused by viruses and is among top-10 mortality factors in the world. It is passed with contaminated food and water, through contact with infected blood, via common use of household appliances such as manicure or shaving sets.

Mogadishu street the Al-Shabaab love bombing

Maka-al-Mukarrama Avenue easily passes for the stretch in Mogadishu that has absorbed the most violence unleashed by the Al-Shabaab jihadists in the past decade.
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Mogadishu street the Al-Shabaab love bombing

Maka-al-Mukarrama Avenue easily passes for the stretch in Mogadishu that has absorbed the most violence unleashed by the Al-Shabaab jihadists in the past decade.

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms

A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada’s arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.
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Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms

A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada’s arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.

Men accused in mosque attack face federal trial in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three members of an Illinois militia group accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque will have their federal cases consolidated for trial in Minnesota.
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Men accused in mosque attack face federal trial in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three members of an Illinois militia group accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque will have their federal cases consolidated for trial in Minnesota.

Deqa Dhalac wins big in special election for South Portland council seat

Dhalac, an experienced social worker, got more than two-thirds of the vote in the race against longtime local business owner Donald 'Cookie' Cook
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Deqa Dhalac wins big in special election for South Portland council seat

Dhalac, an experienced social worker, got more than two-thirds of the vote in the race against longtime local business owner Donald 'Cookie' Cook

Ethiopian Airlines frustrating open skies deal - Mikosz

Kenya Airways has accused Ethiopian Airlines of protectionism and government backing to become largest transfer hub for long-haul travel to Africa.
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Ethiopian Airlines frustrating open skies deal - Mikosz

Kenya Airways has accused Ethiopian Airlines of protectionism and government backing to become largest transfer hub for long-haul travel to Africa.

This $100 Million Indian Wedding Will Put Crazy Rich Asians to Shame

Bloomberg) — India is preparing for what could be one of the world’s most expensive weddings ever, a spectacle that could even put the fictional nuptials in Crazy Rich Asians to shame.
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This $100 Million Indian Wedding Will Put Crazy Rich Asians to Shame

Bloomberg) — India is preparing for what could be one of the world’s most expensive weddings ever, a spectacle that could even put the fictional nuptials in Crazy Rich Asians to shame.

Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay 'heavy price' if CFO isn't released

Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing adjourned until Tuesday
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Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay 'heavy price' if CFO isn't released

Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing adjourned until Tuesday

Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty figh
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Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.

EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states in a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit.
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EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states in a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit.

As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa

Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
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As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa

Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Malmö Lunch: Somali anjero, sambosa and baasto at Marka Cadey

Malmö might not have an Ethiopian Restaurant, but you can still get a plate of delicious sour, spongy pancakes at Marka Cadey, the city’s only Somali establishment.
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Malmö Lunch: Somali anjero, sambosa and baasto at Marka Cadey

Malmö might not have an Ethiopian Restaurant, but you can still get a plate of delicious sour, spongy pancakes at Marka Cadey, the city’s only Somali establishment.

Low turnout in Mandera military recruitment due to poor KCSE grades

There was low turn-out for the Kenya Defense Forces recruitment excise in Mandera county as candidates kept off due to low KCSE grades.
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Low turnout in Mandera military recruitment due to poor KCSE grades

There was low turn-out for the Kenya Defense Forces recruitment excise in Mandera county as candidates kept off due to low KCSE grades.

Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods

A water dam being constructed by a Turkish state-run agency near Djibouti’s capital will help prevent flooding and introduce vital agriculture in the Horn of Africa nation.
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Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods

A water dam being constructed by a Turkish state-run agency near Djibouti’s capital will help prevent flooding and introduce vital agriculture in the Horn of Africa nation.

Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product.
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Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President: Statement

MOGADISHU (REUTERS) - The top official of Somali's parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi, but the grounds for the move were unclear.
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Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President: Statement

MOGADISHU (REUTERS) - The top official of Somali's parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi, but the grounds for the move were unclear.

China sends new naval fleet for escort mission

The 31st fleet from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has left the port city of Zhanjiang in south China's Guangdong Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships.
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China sends new naval fleet for escort mission

The 31st fleet from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has left the port city of Zhanjiang in south China's Guangdong Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships.

Police seal off Boni forest in hunt for Italian’s kidnappers

It has been more than two-weeks since gunmen abducted Italian social worker Silvia Romano, but little has been heard concerning her whereabouts or well-being.
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Police seal off Boni forest in hunt for Italian’s kidnappers

It has been more than two-weeks since gunmen abducted Italian social worker Silvia Romano, but little has been heard concerning her whereabouts or well-being.

Can Innovation work in crisis-affected areas?

Somalia has lately been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Two of the world’s leading broadcasters – the BBC and Reuters – have hailed the country’s efforts to tap into the potential of youth in finding innovative technical solutions to
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Can Innovation work in crisis-affected areas?

Somalia has lately been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Two of the world’s leading broadcasters – the BBC and Reuters – have hailed the country’s efforts to tap into the potential of youth in finding innovative technical solutions to development issues.

John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the end of the year, the latest move in a long-planned staff shake-up as the president heads into the 2020 campaign facing growing peril from the specia
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John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the end of the year, the latest move in a long-planned staff shake-up as the president heads into the 2020 campaign facing growing peril from the special counsel and newly empowered Democrats.

Row over candidate leaves Somalia election in doubt

The determination by the Somalia federal government to influence the outcome of the Southwest State’s presidential election has raised doubts about whether the polls will still be held on December 19 having already been postponed three times.
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Row over candidate leaves Somalia election in doubt

The determination by the Somalia federal government to influence the outcome of the Southwest State’s presidential election has raised doubts about whether the polls will still be held on December 19 having already been postponed three times.

Speaker of the Somali Parliament opposes disbanding of Finance Committee

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has opposed the decision to disband the parliamentary oversight committee on finance.
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Speaker of the Somali Parliament opposes disbanding of Finance Committee

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has opposed the decision to disband the parliamentary oversight committee on finance.

Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

New Delhi - An Indian Navy ship, deployed on anti- piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized arms and ammunition off the coast of Somalia in a quick operation, officials said Saturday.
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Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

New Delhi - An Indian Navy ship, deployed on anti- piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized arms and ammunition off the coast of Somalia in a quick operation, officials said Saturday.

A football hero for a new generation of Somali-Americans

When the clock on the scoreboard hit zero, Hamza Mohamed was jubilant. His high school football team had just advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in 30 years. His friends and family rushed the field. His older brother, Kaafi Adeys, kissed h
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A football hero for a new generation of Somali-Americans

When the clock on the scoreboard hit zero, Hamza Mohamed was jubilant. His high school football team had just advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in 30 years. His friends and family rushed the field. His older brother, Kaafi Adeys, kissed him on the cheek, wrapped an arm around his neck and embraced him.

Miraa is not our focus on Nairobi-Mogadishu route, says Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways was expected to launch Nairobi-Mogadishu flights on Wednesday December 5 but this was never to happen. In an interview with Macharia Kamau, the airline explained interest in the new route and developments on new Nairobi-New York route.
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Miraa is not our focus on Nairobi-Mogadishu route, says Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways was expected to launch Nairobi-Mogadishu flights on Wednesday December 5 but this was never to happen. In an interview with Macharia Kamau, the airline explained interest in the new route and developments on new Nairobi-New York route.

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