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Anti-terrorism laws have ‘chilling effect’ on vital aid deliveries to Somalia.

Strict British and US counter-terrorism laws are discouraging humanitarian organisations from delivering vital emergency assistance to millions of people facing starvation and fatal diseases in

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US troops end hunt for brutal Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

Brutal rebel commander Joseph Kony has sowed terror across four African nations for three decades, even evading capture by US and Ugandan soldiers who have

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UAE ship carrying more than 4,000 tonnes of aid leaves for Somalia.
- Apr 26, 2017
A ship carrying 4,259 tonnes of aid left the UAE for Somalia on Tuesday. The Dh10.3 million in aid from the Emirates Red Crescent includes 3,819 tonnes of food, 356 tonnes ...
The Horn of Africa’s Growing Importance to the U.A.E..
- Apr 26, 2017
The Horn of Africa is currently playing a pivotal role in the U.A.E.’s security interests at a time of international uncertainty, regional conflicts, and demanding domestic transformations. The U.A.E. is expanding ...
Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks.
- Apr 26, 2017
The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, ...
Somali Pirates Protest Quality of Indian Prison Food.
- Apr 26, 2017
The threat of Somali piracy has risen once again, with a new series of boardings and hijackings in the western Indian Ocean after a five-year lull. But even as another round ...
May hosts EU leaders as Brexit positions harden.
- Apr 26, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday holds her first talks with key EU Brexit negotiators, as the bloc hardens its position ahead of a summit to lay down its ...
China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier: media.
- Apr 26, 2017
China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power ...
New anti-Maduro march planned in crisis-hit Venezuela.
- Apr 26, 2017
Protesters in Venezuela plan a high-risk march against President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday, sparking fears of fresh violence after demonstrations that have left 26 dead in the crisis-wracked country. The opposition urged ...
US missile defence equipment reaches South Korea site.
- Apr 26, 2017
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging ...
Shutdown threat ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding.
- Apr 26, 2017
Donald Trump and US lawmakers inched closer to a deal on Tuesday avoiding a government shutdown, as the president, eager to showcase a win marking his first 100 days, retreated ...
Ontario to try giving poor a basic income.
- Apr 26, 2017
Canada's largest province is experimenting with giving poor people a basic income with no strings attached. The three-year study will test whether this basic income is better than current social welfare ...
The World Is One Family. Let’s Treat Each Other That Way.
- Apr 25, 2017
I am a mom. But to me that has never meant only caring for my three daughters. I knew that to be true even as I fled my Somali homeland ...
Ethiopia: Thousands hit by outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea during worst drought for decades.
- Apr 25, 2017
An important outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years. In response, teams from Médecins ...
Meet Mogadishu’s daring teen mechanic Nasra Haji.
- Apr 25, 2017
Teenager Nasra Haji has ventured into a world most female Somalis would dare not: she is a mechanic. She wakes up every morning and goes to her garage in Mogadishu where ...
Pirates Attack Tanker Near Somali Coast.
- Apr 25, 2017
On Saturday, a product tanker was attacked at 05.7 N 048.9 E, just six nm off the coast of Somalia's Mudug region. The attack was 30 nm northeast of Hobyo, ...
Curbing resurgence of Somali piracy.
- Apr 25, 2017
Somali piracy, off the Horn of Africa, was once estimated by the World Bank to cost global trade billions of dollars, and to harm the fragile economies of countries in ...
German foreign minister calls Netanyahu threat to cancel meeting ‘regrettable’.
- Apr 25, 2017
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a meeting between the two in Israel, as he threatened ...
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban.
- Apr 25, 2017
The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban. General John Nicholson was ...
North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South.
- Apr 25, 2017
North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid ...

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