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Somali pirates are granted safe passage after releasing oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew, officials say.

Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker earlier this week after five years without a major hijacking in the region have released the ship and its crew without conditions, officials said late Thursday. Security official Ahmed Mohamed said the pirates disembarked the ship, which was heading to Bossaso port, the region’s commercial hub, with its eight Sri Lankan crew ...

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Israel poses biggest nuclear threat to world: Iran FM

  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Tel Aviv regime poses “the biggest nuclear threat” to the Middle East region and the entire world. Speaking in an interview with Lebanon-based and Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network on Thursday evening, Zarif described Israel’s policies towards regional nations as vicious, stressing that Israeli authorities seek to conceal truth and advance their ...

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What ISIS Fighters Think of Trump

Nine days after 9/11, George W. Bush declared during an address to a joint session of Congress that every nation now “has a decision to make,” that “either you are with us or with the terrorists.” Jihadists saw his statement as a gift from God. They argued that with this line drawn in the sand, members of the Muslim community ...

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UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack at Mogadishu market

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” a terrorist attack at a market in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. On Sunday, a car bomb blasted at a busy market in Mogadishu, killing at least 30 people and injuring over 40 others. In a press statement, the 15-nation council called on all states to combat by all ...

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Bomb under Car seat kills Somali intelligence officer

A senior Somali intelligence officer was killed after and explosive device fitted into his luxury car exploded in Mogadishu’s Dharkenley district on Wednesday morning. The victim who was identified as Aden Abdullahi Isack has died on the spot, while two other people were slightly wounded in the bomb attached to the car, according to police officials. Isack was reported to ...

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44 aid agencies appeal for UN action to avert famine in Somalia

Some 44 local and international aid agencies working in Somalia have appealed to UN to take urgent action to avert possible famine in the Horn of Africa nation where at least 6.2 million people face acute food shortage. In a joint letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, the agencies urged the UN chief to encourage international ...

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SOMALIA:- Declaration of National Disaster.

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) has declared a National Disaster to deal with the humanitarian emergency in all areas affected by the current drought. The president has appealed to the International Community to urgently respond to the calamity in order to help families and individuals to recover from the effects of ...

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A senior Puntland official injured in Galkayo town

Reports reaching us from Galkayo, in central Somalia indicate that unknown gunman has shot and wounded a top Puntland official in the northern site of the city on Monday evening. A witness, confirmed to Radio Jowhar that Abdirahman Kilwe, who is the chairman of Mudug regional court under Puntland state was slightly injured at a restaurant in Galkayo city. Kilwe ...

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Somali leader offers regional hope

The election of President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo offers Somalia’s international partners a new opportunity to step up efforts for peace and stability. Yet the hope of a stable Somalia may be short-lived if the mistrust felt by regional powers is not effectively addressed. Mr Farmajo’s near-landslide election victory on February 8 is without parallel. Although the eruptions of joy ...

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