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IGAD states shelve interests, seek common water resource protocol

IGAD member states have shelved their national interests by pledging to work on a framework to guide how trans-boundary water resources will be used.

Taliban say 'another' meeting in Middle East with US

The Taliban say «another» meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia,
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Taliban say 'another' meeting in Middle East with US

The Taliban say «another» meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia,

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunda
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Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday.

Somali Minister for Public Works resigns over Robow arrest

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Public Works Minister Abdifatah Mohamed Gesey has today resigned in protest of the arrest of a former Al-Shabaab militant leader, Mukhtar Robow.
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Somali Minister for Public Works resigns over Robow arrest

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Public Works Minister Abdifatah Mohamed Gesey has today resigned in protest of the arrest of a former Al-Shabaab militant leader, Mukhtar Robow.

Journalist detained over Facebook post

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today called for the immediate and unconditional release of a journalist arrested in Somaliland after posting a comment on Facebook.
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Journalist detained over Facebook post

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today called for the immediate and unconditional release of a journalist arrested in Somaliland after posting a comment on Facebook.

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday.
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Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday.

Regional alliance should be reshaped: Somali FM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, participated in the 18th edition of Doha Forum in the opening plenary session.
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Regional alliance should be reshaped: Somali FM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, participated in the 18th edition of Doha Forum in the opening plenary session.

Dubai ruler's missing daughter feared dead

Reports said the princess was captured in a highly secretive operation last March, 50 km away from the coast of Goa from a US flag carrier and forcibly taken back to the UAE
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Dubai ruler's missing daughter feared dead

Reports said the princess was captured in a highly secretive operation last March, 50 km away from the coast of Goa from a US flag carrier and forcibly taken back to the UAE

Canada’s immigration minister calls out Conservatives for “spreading lies” about UN migration agreement

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen spent Friday night at Ryerson University addressing what he says are a number of myths surrounding Canada’s recent signing of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.
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Canada’s immigration minister calls out Conservatives for “spreading lies” about UN migration agreement

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen spent Friday night at Ryerson University addressing what he says are a number of myths surrounding Canada’s recent signing of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.

Ethiopia jails soldiers who marched on PM palace to up to 14 years

A military court in Ethiopia on Saturday jailed 66 soldiers for between five and 14 years for marching on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s palace in October, ruling they had broken military ethics, officials said.
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Ethiopia jails soldiers who marched on PM palace to up to 14 years

A military court in Ethiopia on Saturday jailed 66 soldiers for between five and 14 years for marching on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s palace in October, ruling they had broken military ethics, officials said.

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia’s capital.
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US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia’s capital.

Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia saw a third day of protests on Saturday over the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. Officials said at least eight people have been kil
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Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia saw a third day of protests on Saturday over the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. Officials said at least eight people have been killed so far as angry supporters take to the streets and clash with police.

Australia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

After reversing decades of Middle East policy, Australia will now wait to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Last year, the US unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, triggering violent unrest in the region.
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Australia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

After reversing decades of Middle East policy, Australia will now wait to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Last year, the US unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, triggering violent unrest in the region.

Four accused of extorting 'protection money' from Somali shopkeepers denied bail

Four men have been denied bail in a case involving the alleged extortion of protection money from Somali shopkeepers based in Delft, Cape Town.
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Four accused of extorting 'protection money' from Somali shopkeepers denied bail

Four men have been denied bail in a case involving the alleged extortion of protection money from Somali shopkeepers based in Delft, Cape Town.

AMISOM starts the process of handing over military academy to SNA

A cadet training school occupied by African Union troops for the last eleven years will soon be handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA).
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AMISOM starts the process of handing over military academy to SNA

A cadet training school occupied by African Union troops for the last eleven years will soon be handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA).

Somalia and Eritrea leaders agree to enhance two nations' relations

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, and his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki have held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu.
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Somalia and Eritrea leaders agree to enhance two nations' relations

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, and his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki have held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu.

The Curse of Political Impasse

The Speaker of the Somali parliament, Mohamed Mursal may have pulled a surprise on President Farmajo by accepting the opposition to bring a no-confidence motion against him. With the opposition all set to bring its no-confidence motion against President Farma
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The Curse of Political Impasse

The Speaker of the Somali parliament, Mohamed Mursal may have pulled a surprise on President Farmajo by accepting the opposition to bring a no-confidence motion against him. With the opposition all set to bring its no-confidence motion against President Farmajo

Use of lethal force to quell protests in Baidoa unjustifiable

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Following news that Somali security forces in Baidoa opened fire this morning on protestors, killing a parliamentarian, Abdishakur Yaqub Ibrahim as known as Abdishakur Bule, and a young boy in ongoing protests that erupted on 13 Decemb
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Use of lethal force to quell protests in Baidoa unjustifiable

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Following news that Somali security forces in Baidoa opened fire this morning on protestors, killing a parliamentarian, Abdishakur Yaqub Ibrahim as known as Abdishakur Bule, and a young boy in ongoing protests that erupted on 13 December, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Sarah Jackson said:

News media under fire: 251 journalists in jail worldwide, most facing 'anti-state' charges

Today, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual tally of imprisoned reporters around the world,
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News media under fire: 251 journalists in jail worldwide, most facing 'anti-state' charges

Today, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual tally of imprisoned reporters around the world,

Botched handling of gangster refugee claimant exposes Canada's screening weaknesses

Abdullahi Hashi Farah's candid confession about his gangster past clearly impressed the Immigration and Refugee Board officer who presided over his first detention hearing on Nov. 1, 2017.
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Botched handling of gangster refugee claimant exposes Canada's screening weaknesses

Abdullahi Hashi Farah's candid confession about his gangster past clearly impressed the Immigration and Refugee Board officer who presided over his first detention hearing on Nov. 1, 2017.

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

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