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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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KDF kill two in Mandera town – Counties

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KDF kill two in Mandera town – Counties

Two people were killed on Monday in Mandera town after they defied an order by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to stop. Three passer-by were injured in the 11am shooting. According to Mandera County Commissioner Mr Fredrick Shisia, the two were in a Toyota Probox and were stopped by KDF personnel who he claimed had detected […]

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Somali women assaulted by kidnappers posing as policemen

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Somali women assaulted by kidnappers posing as policemen

JEDDAH: Two Somali women who were stopped by policemen for identity checks were horrified to discover the men had disguised themselves in police uniforms so they could kidnap and assault them. In total, five men assaulted the women at two different locations after deceiving them by telling them they would be taking them to a […]

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Deadly fire strikes Jazan hospital in southern Saudi Arabia

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Deadly fire strikes Jazan hospital in southern Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia, killing at least 24 people and injuring 123, according to the health ministry. The blaze broke out in the intensive care unit and the maternity department of the Jazan General Hospital in the Kingdom’s south, the civil defense agency said on Twitter. The health minister, […]

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Fear grips Lamu’s Pandaguo Village as man stumbles on armed Shabaab militants in Boni Forest

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Fear grips Lamu’s Pandaguo Village as man stumbles on armed Shabaab militants in Boni Forest

 Residents of Pandaguo Village in Lamu are living in fear after a 22-year-old man Monday reported to have come into contact with suspected Al-Shabaab militants when he went to harvest honey in Boni Forest. Mr Musa Genje said he found himself in the hands of six heavily armed men who harassed him and even threatened […]

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