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North Korea issues warning to ‘culprit’ United States

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North Korea issues warning to ‘culprit’ United States

April 6 (UPI) — North Korea is doubling down on its threats after test-launching a missile that ended in failure this week. Pyongyang’s foreign ministry said on Thursday the country would blame the United States, regardless of which side initiates an outbreak of hostilities. “If war erupts, no matter who caused the preemptive strike, the […]

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Swedish PM condemns gender segregated school bus

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Swedish PM condemns gender segregated school bus

A Muslim school in Sweden has defended itself after some of its pupils were separated by gender on a school bus, with the prime minister condemning the practice as ‘despicable’. As part of a documentary, Swedish broadcaster TV4 filmed secret footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb where boys are seen […]

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UPDATE: western Mosul’s Yarmouk district recaptured, 42 IS militants killed

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UPDATE: western Mosul’s Yarmouk district recaptured, 42 IS militants killed

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces recaptured a new district in western Mosul from the Islamic State Thursday, while 42 militants died in airstrikes that targeted their locations. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, chief of the Joint Operations Command operations in Nineveh, said Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces took over Yarmouk al-Thania district and raised Iraqi flags above its buildings. […]

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P&O Ports wins $336m concession in Somalia

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P&O Ports wins $336m concession in Somalia

P&O Ports has been awarded a 30-year, $336 million concession for the management and development of a port project in Somalia, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The approximate investment for the modern multi-purpose facility at Bosasso in Puntland, Somalia, will be $336 million divided into two phases: $136 million for Phase 1 […]

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Al-Shabaab militants abduct 4 aid workers in Southern Somalia

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Al-Shabaab militants abduct 4 aid workers in Southern Somalia

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kidnapped four World Health Organisation, WHO, workers in southern Somalia on Tuesday, police said. A police officer said the four workers, all Somalis, were working on a polio vaccination exercise underway in Somalia for the UN health agency. The officer, who did not want to be identified, said the four were abducted […]

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Al-Shabab Seizes Key Somali Town After Ethiopians Pull Out

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Al-Shabab Seizes Key Somali Town After Ethiopians Pull Out

Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia’s Galgudud region, according to residents. Heavily armed al-Shabab fighters took control of El Bur following the pullout of Ethiopian troops and a small number of Somali National Army soldiers early Monday. The fall of El Bur was confirmed […]

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Somali pirates hijack Indian cargo ship with 11 crew members on board

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Somali pirates hijack Indian cargo ship with 11 crew members on board

 An Indian cargo ship Al Kaushar with 11 crew members on board has been hijacked by Somali pirates on its way to Al Mukala port in Yemen from Dubai.  Here are the details: The incident took place on April 1. All the crew members on the ship belong to Mandavi in Mumbai. It has been […]

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Somalia: A bitter journey of hope for sick children

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Somalia: A bitter journey of hope for sick children

Faduma Saad Abukar with her son Anas. The two traveled to the hospital from their village hit by drought-related diseases. With a resigned look on her face, Faduma Saad Abukar, clings to her son Anas Mohamed as the two wait for a doctor’s appointment. Abukar, who hails from a distant village in Bay state, traveled […]

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Diaspora Now Investing in Mogadishu as Security

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Diaspora Now Investing in Mogadishu as Security

Authorities in Mogadishu say that the city is now ready for full scale foreign investment since security and infrastructure have significantly improved, despite some lingering challenges. The Mayor of Mogadishu, Yussuf Hussein Jimale, told The EastAfrican that the city is no longer considered high risk for foreign investors because of the efforts his administration has […]

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

Mothers tend to their children at a cholera treatment center in Baidoa. The decision to relax targeting limits in Somalia comes at a time of famine and drought, with more groups of people moving around and increasing the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters.CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed […]

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