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Turkey-trained female Somali commandos arrive in Mogadishu

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Turkey-trained female Somali commandos arrive in Mogadishu

Somali female police commandos receive training in the capital Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 29, 2021. (DHA Photo)  ATurkish military aircraft carrying the first batch of Somali female police commandos to complete special training in Turkey landed at Aden Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday. Senior government officials, the deputy chief of the Somali […]

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Death toll rises after Storm Ida sparks ‘historic’ flash floods in New York area

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Death toll rises after Storm Ida sparks ‘historic’ flash floods in New York area

  First responders pull local residents in a boat in Mamaroneck, New York, on September 2, 2021. © Mike Segar, REUTERS  Flash flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida killed at least 44 people in the New York area overnight into Thursday, including several who perished in basements during the “historic” weather event officials blamed […]

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New Zealand: Man stabs 5 in supermarket knife attack

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New Zealand: Man stabs 5 in supermarket knife attack

Police have arrested a man who stabbed five people at a supermarket in Dunedin in southern New Zealand. Three people are in critical condition.      Three of the injured were transferred to intensive care, authorities said New Zealand police say they have arrested a suspect after five people were stabbed at a supermarket in the […]

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Afghan economy likely to collapse after chaotic US exit

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Afghan economy likely to collapse after chaotic US exit

People line up to withdraw money from banks at their central branches in Kabul Afghanistan, Sept. 1, 2021. (EPA Photo)  Afghanistan’s economy is likely to collapse following the rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces and the Taliban’s return to power, Fitch Solutions said in a report. Fitch now expects the country’s real gross domestic product (GDP) […]

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‘It looked apocalyptic’: Air Force crew describes Afghan departure

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‘It looked apocalyptic’: Air Force crew describes Afghan departure

WASHINGTON — It looked like a zombie apocalypse. For the U.S. military pilots and aircrew about to make their final takeoffs out of Afghanistan, the sky was lit up with fireworks and sporadic gunfire and the airfield littered with battered shells of airplanes and destroyed equipment. Stray dogs raced around the tarmac. And Taliban fighters, […]

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Taliban welcome new era as last US troops depart Afghanistan

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Taliban welcome new era as last US troops depart Afghanistan

Taliban Badri special force fighters take a position at the airport in Kabul on Aug. 31, 2021, after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war. (AFP Photo) After 20 years, the last U.S. soldier has left Afghanistan without any pomp or ceremony, rushing to flee the […]

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How Did Somali Pirates Get Paid?

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How Did Somali Pirates Get Paid?

  File image PUBLISHED AUG 27, 2021 3:41 PM BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE Rob Phayre, a former ransom delivery specialist who helped shipowners retrieve vessels and crews from pirates, has written a new novel based on his experiences off Somalia. He recently corresponded with The Maritime Executive about the nature of the work and the root causes of […]

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Rockets hit neighbourhood near Kabul airport as Europe lobbies for airport safe zone 

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Rockets hit neighbourhood near Kabul airport as Europe lobbies for airport safe zone 

Afghan people are seen inside a house after U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi Rockets struck a neighbourhood near Kabul’s international airport on Monday amid the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. It wasn’t immediately clear who launched them. It comes as the leaders of France, Britain and Germany […]

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US carries out air strike on vehicle linked to IS group near Kabul airport

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US carries out air strike on vehicle linked to IS group near Kabul airport

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 29, 2021. © Aamir Qureshi, AFP The United States said it destroyed an explosive-laden vehicle with an air strike in Kabul on Sunday, hours after President Joe Biden warned of another terror attack in the capital as a massive airlift of tens of thousands of Afghans […]

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Romney blames both Biden and Trump for crisis in Afghanistan He also said the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is not the same thing as ending the war. By Aubree Eweaver

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Romney blames both Biden and Trump for crisis in Afghanistan He also said the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is not the same thing as ending the war.  By Aubree  Eweaver

  “The reality is, the fact that we’re in this position is the result of bad decisions made by two administrations ,” said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). | Liz Lynch/Getty Images  Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday morning that the current situation in Afghanistan is the direct result of decisions made by both the Trump and […]

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