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Somalia voices support for Saudi Arabia amidst mounting pressure over missing journalist

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government reiterated its full support to Saudi Arabia and voiced opposition against attempts to undermine its sovereignty.
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Somalia voices support for Saudi Arabia amidst mounting pressure over missing journalist

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government reiterated its full support to Saudi Arabia and voiced opposition against attempts to undermine its sovereignty.

Women poised to make history with 2018 midterm elections

With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterm elections – and with many poised to make history – the trend this year seems to be a blue and pink wave in politics.
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Women poised to make history with 2018 midterm elections

With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterm elections – and with many poised to make history – the trend this year seems to be a blue and pink wave in politics.

Teen cousins found in Chaska pond accidentally drowned, authorities say

Two 19-year-old cousins whose bodies were pulled from a Chaska pond Sunday night accidentally drowned, authorities ruled Monday, while funeral plans were finalized in the wake of the tragedy that left Twin Cities Somali-Americans reeling.
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Teen cousins found in Chaska pond accidentally drowned, authorities say

Two 19-year-old cousins whose bodies were pulled from a Chaska pond Sunday night accidentally drowned, authorities ruled Monday, while funeral plans were finalized in the wake of the tragedy that left Twin Cities Somali-Americans reeling.

First Somali woman elected as Belgium city council member

BRUSSELS (HOL) – A Somali-Belgian woman has won a local city council member post, becoming the first Somali to have been elected to take a political post in Belgium’s history.
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First Somali woman elected as Belgium city council member

BRUSSELS (HOL) – A Somali-Belgian woman has won a local city council member post, becoming the first Somali to have been elected to take a political post in Belgium’s history.

Shabaab attacks Somali force in southern Somalia

Yesterday, Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali-led operation near Araara, Somalia, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. US service personnel were not present on the ground, but the US military did conduct self-defense airstrik
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Shabaab attacks Somali force in southern Somalia

Yesterday, Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali-led operation near Araara, Somalia, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. US service personnel were not present on the ground, but the US military did conduct self-defense airstrikes after the Somali force came under small arms fire. The airstrike killed four Shabaab terrorists and did not injure or kill any civilians.

U.S. military kills 4 al-Shabab militants in latest strike

MOGADISHU, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States military said Monday its special forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Araara in southern Somalia on Sunday killing four al-Shabab militants.
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U.S. military kills 4 al-Shabab militants in latest strike

MOGADISHU, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States military said Monday its special forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Araara in southern Somalia on Sunday killing four al-Shabab militants.

Somali man challenges detention in Strafford County jail

DOVER — With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, a Somali national living in Maine is challenging his near seven-month immigration detention.
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Somali man challenges detention in Strafford County jail

DOVER — With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, a Somali national living in Maine is challenging his near seven-month immigration detention.

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a comment that seemed designed to give Saudi officials a route to climb down from outright denials, President Donald Trump suggested Monday that «rogue killers» could be responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder
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Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a comment that seemed designed to give Saudi officials a route to climb down from outright denials, President Donald Trump suggested Monday that «rogue killers» could be responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn't been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

LATEST: Saudis preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation, sources say

Ankara, Turkey (CNN) - The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sourc
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LATEST: Saudis preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation, sources say

Ankara, Turkey (CNN) - The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.

Former Mogadishu mayor recalls deadliest attack

I had just entered my office at the Mogadishu Municipality Headquarters when the blast went off and shook almost the entire city. I was horrified that I had just passed the Zoppe junction 10 minutes earlie
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Former Mogadishu mayor recalls deadliest attack

I had just entered my office at the Mogadishu Municipality Headquarters when the blast went off and shook almost the entire city. I was horrified that I had just passed the Zoppe junction 10 minutes earlie

Saudi king says no one can undermine strong relationship with Turkey

CAIRO (Reuters) - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed the strength of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey in a telephone call with President Tayyip Erdogan, the Saudi press agency said late on Sunday.
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Saudi king says no one can undermine strong relationship with Turkey

CAIRO (Reuters) - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed the strength of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey in a telephone call with President Tayyip Erdogan, the Saudi press agency said late on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia’s threat to hit the US economy would have been a lot scarier 15 years ago

Following Donald Trump saying yesterday (Oct. 13) there could be “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia if officials were involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi government has threatened to retaliate.
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Saudi Arabia’s threat to hit the US economy would have been a lot scarier 15 years ago

Following Donald Trump saying yesterday (Oct. 13) there could be “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia if officials were involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi government has threatened to retaliate.

Stabilization of Somali Politics now in turmoil

Somalia is in political turmoil exacerbated by the ongoing maneuvers to control the outcomes of upcoming elections for the final showdown in 2020/2021 federal parliamentary and presidential election.
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Stabilization of Somali Politics now in turmoil

Somalia is in political turmoil exacerbated by the ongoing maneuvers to control the outcomes of upcoming elections for the final showdown in 2020/2021 federal parliamentary and presidential election.

First graduation ceremony of Somalian students in Pakistan

Islamabad : Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, Ambassador of Somalia to Pakistan has thanked Pakistan for hosting Somalian students adding the role of HEC was also laudable in this respect.
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First graduation ceremony of Somalian students in Pakistan

Islamabad : Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, Ambassador of Somalia to Pakistan has thanked Pakistan for hosting Somalian students adding the role of HEC was also laudable in this respect.

As Somalia marks horrific attack, a book explores al-Shabaab

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s capital, seemingly bound for the international airport and the embassies sheltering there.
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As Somalia marks horrific attack, a book explores al-Shabaab

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s capital, seemingly bound for the international airport and the embassies sheltering there.

Somalia marks 1 year since devastating Mogadishu bombing

Somalia is marking the first anniversary of one of the world's deadliest attacks since 9/11, a truck bombing in the heart of Mogadishu that killed well over 500 people.
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Somalia marks 1 year since devastating Mogadishu bombing

Somalia is marking the first anniversary of one of the world's deadliest attacks since 9/11, a truck bombing in the heart of Mogadishu that killed well over 500 people.

Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack

Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.
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Somalia executes perpetrator on anniversary of deadliest attack

Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.

French prosecutors move to drop probe into 1994 downing of Rwandan president’s plane

French prosecutors have requested the dismissal of a probe into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, according to legal papers seen by AFP Saturday.
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French prosecutors move to drop probe into 1994 downing of Rwandan president’s plane

French prosecutors have requested the dismissal of a probe into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, according to legal papers seen by AFP Saturday.

Mandera school attack: KDF pursue Somali mastermind

Security officers have identified the mastermind of last Wednesday’s Al Shabaab attack at Arabia Boys Secondary School in Mandera that left two non-local teachers dead.
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Mandera school attack: KDF pursue Somali mastermind

Security officers have identified the mastermind of last Wednesday’s Al Shabaab attack at Arabia Boys Secondary School in Mandera that left two non-local teachers dead.

Update: At least 7 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia's Baidoa

A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa, leaving at least seven people dead, police said Saturday.
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Update: At least 7 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia's Baidoa

A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa, leaving at least seven people dead, police said Saturday.

Jubaland consultative conference concludes in Mogadishu

Kismayo (HOL) - A consultative conference between two major clans living in Jubaland was concluded this week at Hawo-Tako Hotel in Mogadishu.
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Jubaland consultative conference concludes in Mogadishu

Kismayo (HOL) - A consultative conference between two major clans living in Jubaland was concluded this week at Hawo-Tako Hotel in Mogadishu.

Canada gives $50-million to UN Palestinian refugee agency that U.S. calls flawed

Canada is contributing $50-million to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency – after the United States decided to stop funding what it called an “irredeemably flawed” organization.
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Canada gives $50-million to UN Palestinian refugee agency that U.S. calls flawed

Canada is contributing $50-million to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency – after the United States decided to stop funding what it called an “irredeemably flawed” organization.

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson leaves Turkey after being detained for 2 years

American pastor Andrew Brunson flew out of Turkey late Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of aiding terrorism but sentenced him only to time served. His release came one day after U.S. officials said a deal had been reached with Turkey’s government
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U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson leaves Turkey after being detained for 2 years

American pastor Andrew Brunson flew out of Turkey late Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of aiding terrorism but sentenced him only to time served. His release came one day after U.S. officials said a deal had been reached with Turkey’s government to secure his freedom.

Mandera to have its first medical college since independence

Nairobi (HOL) - Mandera County government plans to construct close to $300,000 worth medical training institution in Mandera, a town near Kenya's border with Somalia.
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Mandera to have its first medical college since independence

Nairobi (HOL) - Mandera County government plans to construct close to $300,000 worth medical training institution in Mandera, a town near Kenya's border with Somalia.

Somalia builds monument commemorating deadliest bombing victims

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali authorities erected a monument to commemorate the over 700 people killed in the country’s deadliest bombing on Oct. 14 last year, just two days before the nation holds nationwide memorial events marking the first anniversary of th
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Somalia builds monument commemorating deadliest bombing victims

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali authorities erected a monument to commemorate the over 700 people killed in the country’s deadliest bombing on Oct. 14 last year, just two days before the nation holds nationwide memorial events marking the first anniversary of the catastrophic day.

Storm warning for northern Somalia coast as tropical storm nears

BOSSASO (HOL) – The United Nations Food and agriculture organization issued a new tropical storm watch Friday for parts of northern Somalia as Storm LUBAN is expected to lead to winds of medium strength with moderate rainfall.
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Storm warning for northern Somalia coast as tropical storm nears

BOSSASO (HOL) – The United Nations Food and agriculture organization issued a new tropical storm watch Friday for parts of northern Somalia as Storm LUBAN is expected to lead to winds of medium strength with moderate rainfall.

Two MPs want Somali herdsmen flushed out from Mutomo, Kitui East

Two legislators from Kitui East and South constituencies are calling on the government to flush out Somali herdsmen who have encroached into the county in search of water and pasture.
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Two MPs want Somali herdsmen flushed out from Mutomo, Kitui East

Two legislators from Kitui East and South constituencies are calling on the government to flush out Somali herdsmen who have encroached into the county in search of water and pasture.

Editorial: Ilhan Omar is best choice for 5th District Congress

Voters in Minnesota’s 5th District likely will make a historic statement this November, sending a young Somali-born woman to represent them in Congress.
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Editorial: Ilhan Omar is best choice for 5th District Congress

Voters in Minnesota’s 5th District likely will make a historic statement this November, sending a young Somali-born woman to represent them in Congress.

Court orders Ugandan born terror suspect to be deported to Kenya

An International Crimes Division High Court in Kampala on Thursday ruled that a Kenyan national facing terror charges in Uganda should be deported after he was acquitted of the offence.
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Court orders Ugandan born terror suspect to be deported to Kenya

An International Crimes Division High Court in Kampala on Thursday ruled that a Kenyan national facing terror charges in Uganda should be deported after he was acquitted of the offence.

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