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US offers 27 million dollars for Al-Shabaab leader info

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US offers 27 million dollars for Al-Shabaab leader info

Washington (dpa) – The United States has offered rewards of up to 27 million dollars for information on six “key leaders” in the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, the US State Department announced Tuesday. There is a 6-million-dollar offer for information on Abu Ubaidah, who became head of the terrorist group after a US airstrike took out […]

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Security Council enhances role of UN support office in Somalia

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Security Council enhances role of UN support office in Somalia

9 November – The Security Council today approved a successor operation to the six-yearold United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission to Somalia, known as UNSOA, underlining the role of the new entity to close gaps in UNSOA’s ability to deliver and to “consolidate and prioritize its efforts in line with the [Council’s] […]

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Somalia to deport illegal migrants from Kenya

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Somalia to deport illegal migrants from Kenya

Image caption The Kenyans were found to have overstayed their visas A Somali court has ordered the deportation of 27 Kenyans found to be in the country illegally. This is the first time in 25 years that Somalia is to expel foreigners for overstaying their visas. The men have also been fined $10 (£6.50) for […]

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Toronto city council votes to ban hookah use as of April 1

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Toronto city council votes to ban hookah use as of April 1

Hookahs or waterpipes are used to smoke tobacco and other herbal products. Also known as shisha, hookah smoking is especially popular among people from Middle Eastern and North African countries. Toronto city council has voted 34-3 to ban the use of hookah inside licensed establishments. The move will take effect April 1 and will apply to any licensed and unlicensed […]

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US withdraws nomination of ambassador to Somalia

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US withdraws nomination of ambassador to Somalia

  US President Barack Obama has withdrawn the nomination of the US’ first ambassador to Somalia in 24 years, the White House has said. The administration confirmed on Monday that Katherine Dhanani, a long-time diplomat with deep experience in African affairs, has turned down the nomination for personal reasons. “She is withdrawing for personal reasons,” an […]

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Holds Talks Session with Somalia’s President

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Holds Talks Session with Somalia’s President

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Holds Talks Session with Somalia’s President     Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held official talks session at Al-Yamamah Palace here today with Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. During the talks session, they discussed bilateral relations and the developments in the region. The talks […]

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UN report accuses president’s allies of manipulating state formation process

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UN report accuses president’s allies of manipulating state formation process

Djibouti: 23 October ( DjibTalk) – A new report by the United Nations Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring group alleged that political associates close to the Somali president have invested heavily – financially and politically in manipulating state formations. The report has accused Damul Jadid, a political party close to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of having […]

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A masked man armed with a sword has killed a pupil and a teacher at a school in Sweden.

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A masked man armed with a sword has killed a pupil and a teacher at a school in Sweden.

Tributes left outside the school in Trollhättan on Thursday. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT Three dead, two hurt in school knife attack UPDATED: The suspect behind a stabbing spree at a school in west Sweden has been confirmed dead. A boy and a teacher also died and two others remain in hospital. Five crucial facts about attack […]

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Prohibit the circumcision of boys. It requires Moderate politician Elisabeth Elgh.

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Prohibit the circumcision of boys. It requires Moderate politician Elisabeth Elgh.

  Moderate politician Elisabeth Elgh A German court has banned the circumcision of boys. The District Court in Cologne believes that freedom of religion is not above the requirement to spare children from abuse. Obviously, the Court was aware that its decision would arouse strong reactions among the country’s many Jews and Muslims. Yet it […]

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Somali Hajj pilgrims reluctant to return home

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Somali Hajj pilgrims reluctant to return home

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Makkah. (AP) As many as 2,292 Somali pilgrims have asked for the extension of their Hajj visa to prolong their stay in the Kingdom because they were not in a hurry to return due to the precarious security […]

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