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US Drops Reward Offer for Former al-Shabab Leader.

US Drops Reward Offer for Former al-Shabab Leader.

The U.S. State Department has withdrawn its reward offer for Mukhtar Robow, a former leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In June 2012, the State Department offered up to $5 million for information on Robow that brought him “to justice.” At the time, Robow was still considered a top leader of al-Shabab, having served periods as its spokesman, spiritual ...

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GUNMEN KILL 3 IN SUSPECTED EXTREMIST ATTACK IN KENYA’S NORTH

GUNMEN KILL 3 IN SUSPECTED EXTREMIST ATTACK IN KENYA’S NORTH

Three people were killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya’s Mandera County, which borders Somalia, officials said Friday. Four gunmen shot dead two civilians and a policeman at a bank in Elwak, Northeastern Regional Security Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said. Saleh said three people were wounded before the gunmen drove off toward Somalia. Kenya’s border ...

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US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year. The U.S. embassy was closed in 1991 as the Horn of Africa nation slid into decades of chaos. Former Secretary of State John Kerryduring a 2015 visit said the U.S. would begin the process ...

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Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region.

Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region.

Frontier Services Group (FSG) , co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia. Hong Kong-listed FSG said the deal was signed with the Free Zone Investment Authority of the South West State of Somalia, one of the federal regions ...

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KSRC transfers 15 wounded Somalis to Riyadh & distributes meals in Lahj.

KSRC transfers 15 wounded Somalis to Riyadh & distributes meals in Lahj.

Upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to provide treatment to a number of wounded Somalis, due to terrorist bombing, an aircraft with 15 wounded Somalis were on its board accompanied by a team from the King Salman Center for Relief Humanitarian Aid arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, ...

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Deadly suicide car bombing in the capital Mogadishu.

Deadly suicide car bombing in the capital Mogadishu.

At least 9 people were killed and several more others were wounded in a siucide car bombing on Waberi police station, KNN reports on Thursday. A-shabaab claimed the responsibility of the attack on its radio Andalus.  

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Eritrea-Djibouti border tensions: UN, IGAD join de-escalation calls.

Eritrea-Djibouti border tensions: UN, IGAD join de-escalation calls.

The United Nations (UN) has urged Horn of Africa neighbours – Eritrea and Djibouti, to peacefully resolve a border dispute that is threatening the security of the region. The AFP news agency reports that the UN security council after discussing a report on the border tension tasked, ‘‘parties to resolve the border dispute peacefully in a manner consistent with international ...

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12,000 camels, sheep forced back to Qatar amid crisis.

12,000 camels, sheep forced back to Qatar amid crisis.

Around 12,000 camels and sheep have become the latest victims of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, being forced to trek back to Qatar from Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported. Qatar has so far provided temporary shelter, as well as water and fodder, to 7,000 camels and 5,000 sheep returning from the kingdom, Qatari newspaper The Peninsula said. On June 5, Saudi ...

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Pentagon Confirms Death of Islamic State ‘Grand Mufti’.

Pentagon Confirms Death of Islamic State ‘Grand Mufti’.

The Pentagon has confirmed the death of one of Islamic State’s leading ideologues in a coalition strike late last month.Turki al-Binali, the terror group’s so-called “Grand Mufti,” or chief cleric, was killed May 31 in an airstrike in Mayadin, Syria, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Tuesday.Al-Binali was central in recruiting foreign fighters to Islamic State and was a ...

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Qatar Airways is once again the best airline in the world.

Qatar Airways is once again the best airline in the world.

Qatar Airways has been named the best airline in the world for 2017 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The Gulf-based carrier was presented with the honor at Tuesday’s World Airline Awards at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It was Qatar Airways’ fourth win for best airline in the past 10 years after it secured the top spot in 2011, ...

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