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The terrorist group IS has killed 300 civilians and kidnapped an additional 400

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The terrorist group IS has killed 300 civilians and kidnapped an additional 400

The abductees are reported to be family members of soldiers fighting for the Syrian regime , reports the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( Sohr ) . – There is a genuine fear of the group ( IS) may execute them , as they did before in other areas, said Rami Abdel Rahman , […]

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Four soldiers injured in Shabaab attack on Amisom base arrive in Nairobi

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Four soldiers injured in Shabaab attack on Amisom base arrive in Nairobi

Four Kenyan soldiers who were injured when Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) base in Somalia arrived at the Wilson Airport, Nairobi Sunday morning aboard two civilian planes. Present to receive them were the Chief of Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe and the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Rachel Omamo. Three of […]

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SCTNH: Women can rent hotel rooms without ‘mahram’

  RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has warned all providers of tourist accommodation services, including furnished apartments and hotels, against refraining from providing such services to women without mahram (guardian). Non-acceptance of women without mahram in these facilities violates the SCTNH system, the commission said. Housing of a woman without […]

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UN condemns Al-Shabaab attack on KDF troops in Somalia

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UN condemns Al-Shabaab attack on KDF troops in Somalia

The United Nations has condemned Friday’s attack on Kenya Defence Forces troops in an African Union Mission (Amisom) base in Somalia. The UN Security Council affirmed their support to reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and armed opposition groups in Somalia, urging more efforts to cut off finances for the terrorist group. “The members of […]

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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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