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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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Somali PresidentFarmajo meets with King Salman in Riyadh

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Somali PresidentFarmajo meets with King Salman in Riyadh

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has on Thursday met with Salam Bin Abdulaziz, the king of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh in his first foreign trip since his election in Feb 8.   Somali President has discussed with King Salman on several issued, mainly the temporary ban of Somali livestock exportation to Saudi Arabia, and the two Nations’ […]

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IDF jet downs Hamas drone off the Gaza coast

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IDF jet downs Hamas drone off the Gaza coast

Israeli Air Force fighter jet shot down a Hamas drone flying from the Gaza Strip toward the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday afternoon, the army said. The unmanned aerial vehicle never flew into or over Israeli territory, the army noted. The drone crashed into the water off the coast of Gaza. “The IDF will not allow […]

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NK-Malaysia’s diplomatic row deepening over Kim’s death

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NK-Malaysia’s diplomatic row deepening over Kim’s death

A diplomatic row between North Korea and Malaysia is deepening as Pyongyang blamed the Southeast Asian country for its probe into the death of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, experts said Thursday. In its first official response, North Korea said that Malaysia colluded with South Korea in its investigation into the […]

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Sweden video that inspired Trump was edited ‘unethically’, photographer who shot it says

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Sweden video that inspired Trump was edited ‘unethically’, photographer who shot it says

Donald Trump at a rally in Florida. Photo: Chris O’Meara/AP The photographer who shot part of a controversial video about Sweden by filmmaker Ami Horowitz has backed two police officers featured in the film, who claimed their quotes were edited to be taken out of context. A segment from the Youtube documentary by Horowitz claiming […]

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Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport after fierce battle with Islamic State

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Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport after fierce battle with Islamic State

   MOSUL — The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) resumed the western Mosul operation on early Thursday and managed to storm the city’s main airport and the nearby Ghazlani military base. Raid Jawdat Shakir, a commander from the Iraqi federal police told BasNews on Thursday the ISF including rapid response forces, federal police and anti-terrorism forces stormed […]

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