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Somali FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: Biggest Supporter of Somalia is Saudi Arabia

Somali FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: Biggest Supporter of Somalia is Saudi Arabia

Foreign Minister of Somalia Ahmed Isse Awad. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic. Mogadishu – Ali Helni  Foreign Minister of Somalia Ahmed Isse Awad has commended the great role of Saudi Arabia in the Arab and Islamic worlds, stressing that the kingdom has been the biggest supporter of Somalia since its independence. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat […]

More than 80 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Missile, Drone Attack

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More than 80 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Missile, Drone Attack

More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, medical and military sources said Sunday. Saturday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Huthis and Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which is backed by a Saudi-led […]

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Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit Push for a permanent ceasefire expected as warring sides and world leaders attend peace negotiations in Germany.

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Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit Push for a permanent ceasefire expected as warring sides and world leaders attend peace negotiations in Germany.

World leaders at a UN-backed summit in Germany hope to reach a more lasting ceasefire in the protracted Libyan conflict [File: Mahmud Turkia/AFP] Leaders of Libya’s warring sides and foreign powers have begun talks in Berlin at an international summit on ways to end the long-running conflict in the oil-rich North African country. The head […]

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Libya’s pro-Haftar forces block oil exports from key ports

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Libya’s pro-Haftar forces block oil exports from key ports

The Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Processing Company in Ras Lanuf, Libya, on October 19, 2019. © Esam Omran Al-Fetori, Reuters Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Saturday blocked oil exports from Libya’s main ports, the National Oil Company said, raising the stakes on the eve of international peace talks The closure of Libya’s […]

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Al-Shabaab claims deadly car bombing in Somalia

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Al-Shabaab claims deadly car bombing in Somalia

Terrorist group al-Shabaab on Dec. 30 evening claimed responsibility for Saturday’s suicide truck bombing in Somalia that killed some 80 people, including two Turkish citizens, and wounded over 150 others. Hours before the terror group’s announcement, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said on Twitter that they had indications a foreign government masterminded the attack, but […]

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Leader: Assassination of Gen. Soleimani a ‘disgrace’ for US

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Leader: Assassination of Gen. Soleimani a ‘disgrace’ for US

File photo of Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei leading Friday prayers at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque (presstv.com) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the assassination of a top Iranian commander backfired on the US which had to admit the “terrorist” action and see its “fearsome image” dealt […]

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Russian political earthquake: Putin sets out plan for Kremlin departure & Medvedev resigns

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Russian political earthquake: Putin sets out plan for Kremlin departure & Medvedev resigns

© Sputnik / Dmitry Astakhov They say life comes at you fast. A seemingly routine ‘state-of-the-nation’ address by Vladimir Putin unexpectedly turned into one of the most memorable afternoons in recent Russian political history. On Wednesday, Russia’s government resigned. Dmitry Medvedev departed the political frontline, and Vladimir Putin effectively confirmed that he will leave the […]

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UN speaks on released abductees, says only 3 are aid workers Abdulkareem Haruna

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UN speaks on released abductees, says only 3 are aid workers Abdulkareem Haruna

Boko Haram used to illustrate the story. The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Thursday, said only three of the five persons abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on December 22, were aid workers said. Mr Kallon, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, said he […]

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Israel begins gas exports through Egypt

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Israel begins gas exports through Egypt

An aerial view of the Tamar gas-drill platform in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. (AFP Photo) Israel began pumping natural gas to Egypt for the first time Wednesday under a $15 billion, 15-year deal to liquefy and re-export the gas to Europe. It is the first time that Egypt, which in 1979 […]

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Lev Parnas: Trump ‘knew exactly what was going on’ in Ukraine The associate of Rudy Giuliani also leveled accusations against Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General William Barr

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Lev Parnas: Trump ‘knew exactly what was going on’ in Ukraine The associate of Rudy Giuliani also leveled accusations against Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General William Barr

Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that the president was fully aware of his actions in Ukraine, and leveled a string of potentially damaging accusations against the president’s closest allies, including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and the House Intelligence […]

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