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Army establishes control over new areas in Homs countryside

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Army establishes control over new areas in Homs countryside

Provinces – Army units operating in the eastern countryside of Homs established control over new areas in the eastern part of al-Bayarat and in the direction of the strategic mountain of al-Hayal in the western countryside of Tadmur (Palmyra) city. Army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, destroyed the last gatherings of I  SIS in […]

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Strip new Somali PM of his Norwegian passport’: Progress

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Strip new Somali PM of his Norwegian passport’: Progress

Hassan Ali Khaire gave a video address after his appointment. Photo: Mraazaa/Wikimedia Commons  Norway’s anti-immigration Progress Party has called for Somalia’s new Prime Minister to be stripped of his Norwegian passport, arguing that a country’s leader should not have multiple nationalities. Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, announced Hassan Ali Khaire’s appointment […]

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The First Faces Of Famine In Somalia

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The First Faces Of Famine In Somalia

Muhammad doesn’t say a word. The little boy barely moves in his father’s lap. But his penetrating eyes burn with intensity from his gaunt face. His shirt droops as it hangs from his tiny shoulders. His arms protrude from his sleeves like two sticks. The doctor at this World Vision mobile clinic in Puntland lifts […]

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Keeping them upbeat: Multi-faith choir sings for Syrians

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Keeping them upbeat: Multi-faith choir sings for Syrians

Syrian refugees sing along as the choir sings on stage. For a few hours on Thursday night, Syrian refugees who fled their war-torn country to Turkey, forgot their plight and joined a merry choir at a concert held especially for them in southern Turkey. The Civilizations Choir of Antakya, consisting of musicians and chorists from […]

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Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Airport

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Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Airport

Security forces storm ISIL-held Mosul International Airport as they continue offensive on western half of the city. US-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the ISIL-held western half of Mosul have stormed the city’s airport and a nearby military base, state television said. Counterterrorism service (CTS) troops and elite interior ministry units known as Rapid […]

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Saudi-Somali Summit Discusses Bilateral Cooperation, Regional Developments

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Saudi-Somali Summit Discusses Bilateral Cooperation, Regional Developments

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques meets Somalia’s President. SPA Riyadh- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo have discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation and the developments in the region. Farmajo’s trip to Riyadh was his first official foreign visit after his Feb. 8 election. […]

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At least seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in border clashes

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At least seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in border clashes

A coalition of Arab states seeking to drive the Houthis from the capital, Sanaa [File: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters] At least seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in clashes with Yemeni rebels, state media has said. In an unusual series of official reports, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported late on Monday […]

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4,000 Russians Now Fighting in Syrian Insurgency, Says Putin

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4,000 Russians Now Fighting in Syrian Insurgency, Says Putin

Thousands of Russians are still fighting for militant forces in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Thursday. Speaking to a gathering of naval officers returning from the region, Putin said military intelligence believes as many as 4,000 Russians remain in Syria. A further 5,000 fighters from former Soviet states are also believed to be […]

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Farmaajo inaugurated as the ninth President of Somalia in a colourful ceremony

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Farmaajo inaugurated as the ninth President of Somalia in a colourful ceremony

Mogadishu 23 February 2017 – Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo was yesterday inaugurated as the ninth President of Somalia in a grand ceremony attended by more than 1,200 guests including two heads of state, a prime minister and representatives of the international community. In his 25-minute speech, flanked by two former presidents, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sharif […]

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US city to pay $3.35M settlement for family of unarmed black teen killed by police officer

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US city to pay $3.35M settlement for family of unarmed black teen killed by police officer

Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Wisconsin will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit, attorneys announced on Thursday. Tony Robinson Jr., 19, was shot and killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who is white, in 2015. The shooting sparked protests throughout […]

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