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MOGADISHU, March 2 (Xinhua) — Somalia has opened a rehabilitation center for former Al-Shabaab combatants in the southern port city of Kismayo. The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) said in a statement on Thursday that the center which is the fourth to be established in the Horn of Africa nation is part of Somalia’s […]

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Museveni wants end to R.Nile deal deadlock

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Museveni wants end to R.Nile deal deadlock

Arrival. President Museveni receives Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn upon arrival at State House Entebbe yesterday. PHOTO BY STEPHEN WANDERA President Museveni yesterday, in the company of Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn, capitalised on the opportunity to express displeasure with the impasse over the new framework that seeks to replace colonial agreements on sharing and usage […]

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Syrians make up majority of foreign brides

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Syrians make up majority of foreign brides

File Photo. Host to one of the largest Syrian refugee populations in the world, Syrian nationals made up the majority of foreign brides marrying locals in Turkey last year. Figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) on Thursday indicated that foreign brides constituted 3.8 percent of the total number of marriages last year, with […]

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China to take first step for manned space outpost

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China to take first step for manned space outpost

CHINA will launch a space station core module next year as the first step in completing the country’s first space outpost, a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corpsaid yesterday. The core module of the space station, named “Tianhe-1,” will be launched on board a new-generation Long March-5 heavyweight carrier rocket, said Bao […]

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One out of six Norwegians has an immigrant background

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One out of six Norwegians has an immigrant background

One out of six Norwegians has an immigrant background, new data from Statistics Norway showed on Thursday, while also noting that the Nordic country in 2016 received the lowest percentage increase of immigrants in 15 years. Last year, a total of 26,400 people immigrated to Norway, representing an annual rise of 3.8 percent – the […]

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Why Sweden is bringing back the draft

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Why Sweden is bringing back the draft

Swedish Armed Forces recruits in Enköping. Fredrik Sandberg/TTFor readers from countries that haven’t had the draft since the mid 20th century like the UK or US, the idea that young Swedes can now be called up for obligatory military training may sound archaic. So what’s the background to Sweden bringing back conscription? Here are four […]

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KDF personnel kill 57 Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia

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KDF personnel kill 57 Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia

1The incident happened close to Subow Centre and involved artillery fire and helicopter gunships.PHOTO:COURTESY Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers Thursday killed 57 gunmen who they said were Al-Shabaab militants in a clash at Afmadow area, Somalia. The incident happened close to Subow Centre and involved artillery fire and helicopter gunships. KDF spokesman Col Joseph Owuoth […]

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Dangerous phenomenon’: Israeli man charged with trying to join ISIS

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Dangerous phenomenon’: Israeli man charged with trying to join ISIS

Facebook Twitter Email Print An Israeli man has been arrested for allegedly trying to join the ranks of the Islamic State in Syria, the Israel Securities Authority announced on Wednesday. SYRIAN REFUGEES SELLING ORGANS FOR THE CHANCE TO REACH EUROPE Valentin Vladimir Mazalewski, a 40-year-old Belarus-born father of five from the Arab town of Shibli […]

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Gunmen kidnap two teachers from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp

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Gunmen kidnap two teachers from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp

Kenyan authorities have confirmed that security forces have been dispatched to rescue two teachers abducted from Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp located in eastern Kenya close to the Somali border. The male teachers, who work for the Khalif Udha Academy, were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen overnight at 4am on Thursday (2 March), in the […]

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Russian Defense Ministry rejects reports on airstrikes on areas mentioned by US military

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Russian Defense Ministry rejects reports on airstrikes on areas mentioned by US military

“Neither Syrian nor Russian aircraft carried out any airstrikes against the areas mentioned by the American side,” the ministry said MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has assured that neither Russia nor Syria carried out unintentional airstrikes against US-controlled armed groups. “Neither Syrian nor Russian aircraft carried out any airstrikes against the areas […]

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