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Why some Somali Americans are cheering for their home country’s new president

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Why some Somali Americans are cheering for their home country’s new president

 As the Islamic State faces military defeat and begins to fragment, more and more British fighters, medics and jihadi brides will die desperately defending its territory. Others will try to escape Syria and Iraq seeking sanctuary in Turkey where more than 50 British jihadists and their families are already believed to be holed up, stuck in a kind of legal limbo. They can neither return to the […]

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Is Trump among 2017 Nobel Peace Prize candidates?

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Is Trump among 2017 Nobel Peace Prize candidates?

Photo: Scanpix file picture AFP A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute said on Thursday, a motley crew believed to include Syria’s White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis. The names of the nominees are kept secret for 50 years, but those entitled to […]

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Merkel plans US meeting with Trump in mid-March

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Merkel plans US meeting with Trump in mid-March

Donald Trump and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPAVAFP Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to hold her first meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on March 14, a German government source told AFP Friday. “Such a plan is in the works,” the source said. Separately, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that “we are not denying” […]

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THE PENDING CASE OF SOMALILAND’S RECOGNITION

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THE PENDING CASE OF SOMALILAND’S RECOGNITION

THE PENDING CASE OF SOMALILAND’S RECOGNITION Saad Ali Shire (PhD) is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Somaliland. Before his appointment, he was the minister of national planning and development for five years. Shire came to this post in 2015 by replacing his predecessor, Mohammed B. Yonis. Shire is an agricultural economist […]

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Female ambassadors gather in Ankara to discuss women’s issues ahead of International Women’s Day

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Female ambassadors gather in Ankara to discuss women’s issues ahead of International Women’s Day

  1From L-R: Anna Turenicova, Paula Leal Da Silva , Marin Mottus and Paivi Kairamo. (AA Photo) Four female ambassadors based in Ankara met this week to talk about women’s issues ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8. Ambassadors of Portugal, Estonia and Slovakia respectively Paula Leal Da Silva, Marin Mottus and Anna Turenicova […]

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Video: Islamic State turns railway tunnel into underground ‘training base

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Video: Islamic State turns railway tunnel into underground ‘training base

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army’s Rapid Response Forces discovered a railway tunnel that was used as training base by the Islamic State group, near the airport, south of the city of Mosul, a video published by Rudaw’s website revealed. Iraqi commanders said that the Islamic State group was using the railway tunnel as a base to […]

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IOM Launches Somalia Emergency Appeal Amid Famine Warning

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IOM Launches Somalia Emergency Appeal Amid Famine Warning

FILE – Rukia Nur feeds her child outside her makeshift dwelling after fleeing famine in the Marka Lower Shebbele regions to the capital Mogadishu.GENEVA — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for $24.6 million to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable victims of Somalia’s drought. Many of them […]

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Kremlin: No contacts with Trump administration on Syria

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Kremlin: No contacts with Trump administration on Syria

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. There have been no substantial contacts between Russia and the new US administration on the Syrian issue, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday. “There have been no substantial contacts,” he said adding that the US ambassador to Kazakhstan had attended the Astana talks on Syria as an observer. […]

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Protesters reject creation of UAE military base in Somaliland

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Protesters reject creation of UAE military base in Somaliland

 Dozens of people protest outside the UAE Embassy in London, UK, against the creation of an Emirati military base in Somalia   Scores of people demonstrated outside the UAE embassy in London today in protest against the establishment of an Emirati military base in Somaliland. Protesters carried banners in Arabic and English calling for an […]

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UN: 4000 civilians flee Mosul each day amid fighting

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UN: 4000 civilians flee Mosul each day amid fighting

Over 28,000 have been forced from their homes since operation to retake western Mosul started on February 19, says UN. The total number of people displaced since the battle for Mosul started exceeds 176,000, the UN says [Zohra Bensemra/Reuters] Intense battles between Iraqi security forces and ISIL fighters in Mosul are causing increasing numbers of […]

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