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Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

0 Visits: 128 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 18:39:21
Saudi women should not have to wear the abaya, a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public, a top religious cleric has said.

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In Chisago County, MN Trump's attacks on the FBI have people choosing sides again

0 Visits: 70 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 18:38:40
Lindström, Minn. – President Donald Trump's bitter, public feud with the nation's top law enforcement agencies is once again compelling Minnesotans to choose sides in a controversy swirling around the White House.

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Bosaso merchant listed in U.S. sanctions for supporting ISIS

0 Visits: 80 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 18:38:01
In a bid to cut off the flow of funds to ISIS, the United States has announced fresh sanctions against three individuals and three companies, including a Somali national, for allegedly providing material support to the militant group.

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Somali-registered 'Thai' fishing boat caught with double the permissible catch

0 Visits: 162 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 18:23:10
Somali-registered 'Thai' fishing boat caught with double the permissible catch

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Scandinavian countries are copying Canada on immigration

0 Visits: 212 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:58:27
Scandinavian countries are copying Canada on immigration

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In Somalia or Afghanistan Can Insurgent Defections Change a War's Course?

0 Visits: 175 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:40:11
When a former deputy head of al-Shabaab turned up last August in a Mogadishu hotel to denounce the extremist armed group, government officials were exuberant.

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Court awaits mental evaluation on Omar

0 Visits: 168 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:39:28
Court proceedings have been continued again for a Somali man charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in October 2017.

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Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says

0 Visits: 175 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:38:27
An Israeli fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says.

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How Ethiopia's New Railway Could Launch an Inclusive Urban Boom

0 Visits: 110 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:37:21
Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia is a nostalgic city. Though the old train station is shuttered, each day at noon, its siren still rings out; residents complained a few years ago when the familiar sound briefly stopped. In the French-designed, colonial-style district around the station, the crumbling villas…

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Somali journalist arrested, held without charge

0 Visits: 104 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:36:39
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called on Jubbaland authorities to immediately release Sabir Abdulkadir who was arrested on Thursday.

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Trump has a history of ignoring alleged violence against women — at least when the accused is a conservative white guy

0 Visits: 66 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:35:49
The U.S. president has been quick to accuse minorities of crimes without evidence. When it comes to right-wing white males accused of violence against women, no amount of evidence is enough.

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25 Ethiopian migrants missing off Yemen, forced into the sea

0 Visits: 63 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:35:01
Twenty-five Ethiopian migrants are missing off war-torn Yemen after being forced into the sea, the United Nations migration agency said Friday, highlighting the dangers of a well-traveled route from the Horn of Africa to rich Gulf nations.

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Al-Shabaab man sentence is reduced to 15 years

0 Visits: 70 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 16:13:20
Al-Shabaab man sentence is reduced to 15 years

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President Farmaajo speaks out on Qalbi-dhagah extradition for the first time

0 Visits: 132 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:13:33
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has spoken out for the first time about the rendition of former ONLF commander, Colonel Abdikarim Musa Qalbi-Dhagah.

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KDF has prevented major Shabaab attacks, says Uhuru Kenyatta

0 Visits: 131 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:12:53
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday praised Kenya Defence Force's strategies in fighting Al-Shabaab, saying they had borne fruit because the terror gang had failed to carry out any major attack in the country in the last two years.

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UN Migration Agency, Somalia Train Frontline Immigration Officials

0 Visits: 141 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:11:55
Mogadishu – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in partnership with the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of Somalia (IND), hosted a three-month long capacity building exercise, training 71 migration officials to enhance client service delivery and operations at the Mogadishu International Airport…

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Subdued Al-Shabaab helps Kenya grow tourism numbers

0 Visits: 118 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:10:54
Reduced attacks by the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on the Kenyan soil helped the country grow tourism numbers by 9.8 percent in 2017, a senior government official said here on Thursday.

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Top Ethiopian journalist among latest batch of pardoned prisoners

0 Visits: 86 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:08:37
Over 740 prisoners have been pardoned by Ethiopian authorities as part of a political reform move to foster national unity.

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The U.S. Military's Drug Of Choice

0 Visits: 90 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:05:28
2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man's wife.

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US government in shutdown as Senate misses deadline

0 Visits: 71 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:04:26
The US government slid into its second shutdown in three weeks early Friday after a senator in President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blocked a vote on a bipartisan budget deal before a midnight deadline.

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