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ISS Today: In fighting Somali piracy, don’t get the next steps wrong.

On March 13, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of

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New Somali govt could fasttrack Amisom exit.

The newly elected leader of Somalia President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, has offered a glimmer of hope in the plan by African peacekeepers to quit the

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NATO troops race winter to give Afghan forces a morale boost.
- Mar 27, 2017
CAMP ARENA: The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter to bolster Afghan troops ...
Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan.
- Mar 27, 2017
WASHINGTON: A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a ...
US-backed forces enter Daesh-held airport.
- Mar 27, 2017
BEIRUT: US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance on Sunday entered a military airport held by Daesh in northern Syria while the militant group warned the Tabqa dam is at imminent risk of collapse ...
Explosions claim 6 lives in Bangladesh.
- Mar 27, 2017
NEW DELHI: At least six people, including two policemen, have died in explosions in eastern Bangladesh as troops battle suspected militants holed up with an ammunitions cache, police said Sunday. The ...
U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader.
- Mar 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al Qaida ...
East Africa mulls trust fund for reconstruction of Somalia.
- Mar 26, 2017
A regional summit on refugee situation in Somalia on Saturday proposed the establishment of a trust fund to help the reconstruction of the Horn of Africa nation. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
Explosion kills 2 children in Kenya’s border town.
- Mar 26, 2017
At least two children were killed and three others injured on Saturday after explosion went off in a village in Kenya's Mandera county which borders Somalia. A regional government official David ...
UN stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul.
- Mar 26, 2017
BAGHDAD: The United Nations expressed profound concern on Saturday over reports of an incident in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul that caused a high number of civilian ...
US opposes transition of AMISOM to UN peacekeeping mission.
- Mar 25, 2017
The United States has opposed the transition of the African Union Mission in Somalia to a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Speaking during a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia on Thursday, US ...
AFRICOM wants to double launching Somalia air raids.
- Mar 25, 2017
The head of the U.S. Africa Command on Friday said he has yet to receive authority from President Trump to launch airstrikes against terrorists in Somalia. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser ...
Somali Pirates Steal a “Mother Ship”.
- Mar 25, 2017
In an advisory notice issued Friday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) warned that pirates had hijacked a dhow in the vicinity of Eyl, a city in northern Somalia ...
40 per cent of Kenyans optimistic KDF soldiers will trounce al Shabaab – Ipsos.
- Mar 25, 2017
Forty per cent of Kenyans believe KDF soldiers in Somalia under Amisom will defeat al Shabaab. However, 39 per cent say the soldiers’s presence in Somalia has not helped the situation. In ...
London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links.
- Mar 25, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, England: Before he killed at least four people in Britain’s deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who ...
UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe, search 21 sites.
- Mar 25, 2017
LONDON: British police are combing through “massive amounts of computer data,” have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how ...
France: Final Raqqa push in days.
- Mar 25, 2017
BEIRUT/GENEVA: The international coalition battling the Daesh group will begin a final push on the terrorists’ Syrian stronghold Raqqa in the coming days, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said ...
Turkey to open military base in Mogadishu.
- Mar 25, 2017
The Turkish Army will open its largest foreign military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu next month during a ceremony expected to be attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ...
Kenya, Somalia vow to step up war against terrorism.
- Mar 25, 2017
Kenyan and Somali leaders Thursday vowed to scale up war against terrorism by dealing ruthlessly with Al-Shabaab militants, who have been increasing terror attacks in the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru ...
6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechnya firefight.
- Mar 25, 2017
MOSCOW: Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region. The National Anti-terrorism Committee said in a statement Friday that ...

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