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Somali man held in terror probe says not imam

A Somali man held in a terror probe in Italy has denied being an imam. “There were three or four of us who took turns leading the prayers” said the 22-year-old asylum seeker who was arrested at a migrant centre ...

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60,000 children facing death in Somalia

Some 60,000 children are facing death in Somalia because of a lack of aid; that’s according to the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Horn of Africa Country. Political instability, recurrent droughts and even flooding means that almost five million people, ...

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Somali Prime minister Condemns Killing of former defense minister

Somalia’s prime minister Omar Abdirashiid Ali Sharmake Has condemned the killing of the former Somali defence minister who was killed in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital Monday. Mr. Sharmake has sent condolence to the family and friends ...

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NUSOJ Condemns Acts of Threats and Intimidation Against Union officials in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the act of threats and intimidations against the Union leaders, amid Somali media stakeholders continue their solidarity protests against the recent Somali high court decision. The union’s ethics Secretary and a ...

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Blockaded Gaza Strip facing disaster: UN official

A senior UN official says the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip has put the Palestinian enclave on a “disastrous trajectory.” Robert Piper, the humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, said Thursday thousands of Palestinians remain homeless since Israel does not let construction materials enter the territory. ...

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Iran Navy holds massive maritime parade, ends major drills

Iran’s naval forces have staged a maritime parade in the Sea of Oman, marking the end of large-scale naval drills in the country’s southern waters where they successfully hit and destroyed mock enemy targets. Different units of Iran’s Navy staged the ...

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Daesh-linked terrorists planning to attack Russia, Europe

Terror cells affiliated with Daesh Takfiri terrorists are planning to carry out attacks in Russia and Europe, a Russian intelligence official says. Andrey Przhezdomsky, spokesman for the National Anti-Terrorism Committee of Russia, said on Friday that former Iraqi army officers who served under executed Iraqi dictator ...

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Russia denies Turkey airspace violation claims

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied any manner of Turkish airspace violation by its jets. “The statements of the Turkish side about the alleged fact of Russian Su-34 jet’s violation of (its) airspace are pure propaganda,” said Defense Ministry spokesman ...

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