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Al-Shabab militants have overrun an African Union military base outside the southern Somali town of el-Ade.

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Al-Shabab militants have overrun an African Union military base outside the southern Somali town of el-Ade.

The Islamist group says it has taken “complete control” of the AU camp and killed more than 60 Kenyan soldiers. Residents told the BBC that al-Shabab had raised its flag at a camp for Kenyan troops and said insurgents had paraded bodies through the town. But Kenya’s army spokesman said it was a nearby Somali […]

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Iranian aid agency’s compound looted in Somali capital

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Iranian aid agency’s compound looted in Somali capital

The compound of an Iranian aid agency was looted in the Somali capital on Tuesday, five days after Mogadishu cut diplomatic relations with Tehran, officials said. Unidentified armed militiamen as well as residents looted the compound, stealing computers and other equipment. Security forces then stormed the compound, arresting several people, security official Mohamed Hassan said. […]

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At least 10 people have been killed after a large explosion in a square in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district

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At least 10 people have been killed after a large explosion in a square in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district

Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday have held a phone conversation regarding the deadly blast which hit Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square, killing 10 people. Davutoğlu has expressed his condolences to Merkel, as nine of the killed are German citizens, according to sources in the Prime Minister’s office. PM Davutoğlu reportedly informed the […]

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Syria: UN and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya

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Syria: UN and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya

    11 January 2016 – A humanitarian convoy has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya with life-saving health and food supplies from the United Nations and its partners for the 42,000 desperate residents after reports of people starving to death under encirclement by pro-Government forces. “Crowds of hungry kids around,” Office of […]

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Somalia Cuts of Diplomatic Ties With Iran

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Somalia Cuts of Diplomatic Ties With Iran

The Somali government on Thursday severed its diplomatic ties with Iran following attack on the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran on Saturday by protesters. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion summoned the Charge d’Affaire of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Mogadishu to inform him of the decision to severe diplomatic ties with […]

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Djibouti cuts ties with Iran; Jordan summons Tehran envoy

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Djibouti cuts ties with Iran; Jordan summons Tehran envoy

RIYADH: Djibouti cut its diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, Al-Arabiya news channel said, quoting an official source.  Djibouti thus became the fourth country after Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Bahrain to cut ties with Iran after the attack on Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashhad by apparently organized mobs. The […]

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Somali workers fired at Colorado packing plant in prayer dispute

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Somali workers fired at Colorado packing plant in prayer dispute

Nearly 200 workers, mostly Somali immigrants, have been fired from a meat-packing plant in Colorado after staging a walkout to protest what they said were insufficient prayer accommodations, the company and Islamic advocacy groups said on Thursday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the workers were treated in a “discriminatory manner” by managers at […]

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Duale accuses defunct Nyachae team of job failure

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Duale accuses defunct Nyachae team of job failure

“National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale on Wednesday accused the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution of failing to deliver as expected and of blaming others instead. Nyachae team misled Kenyans, says Duale National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale on Wednesday accused the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution of failing to deliver […]

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State to begin border operation to flush out Al Shabaab

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State to begin border operation to flush out Al Shabaab

The Government is planning to carry out a security operation to flush out Somali-based insurgents, who are reportedly regrouping along the Kenya-Somali border. According to the Government, the Al Shabaab splinter group allied to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is planning to carry out major terror attacks in the country. The militants have carried […]

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Iraqi army declares Ramadi ‘liberated’ from ISIL

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Iraqi army declares Ramadi ‘liberated’ from ISIL

  Iraq’s military says it has liberated the city of Ramadi from ISIL after re-taking a key government complex [Reuters]Iraqi forces claimed victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Ramadi as clearing operations were under way to flush out the armed group’s remaining fighters in the key city. “Yes, the […]

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