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MINNEAPOLIS — Abdi Mohamed Nur, a 20-year-old Somali-American, reportedly left his family in Minnesota to travel to Syria to join and fight alongside the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS) last month. Earlier this month, the FBI’s office in Minneapolis said Nur and about 15 other people [...]

The British Red Cross will this week deploy two more specialist delegates to West Africa as governments and aid agencies scale up efforts to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region.   A health delegate and logistics expert are being sent by the charity to Sierra Leone and Liberia respectively, to [...]

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His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed alongside H.E President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided over the signing of the Central Regions State formation agreement. This landmark occasion has moved the nation forward in terms of rehabilitation and peace building throughout the region. Delegations from the Regional State of Galmudug, the Administration of Himan & Heeb [...]

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Somali pirates and Iranian Navy fought after the pirates attacked Iranian merchant ships. According to FARS, an Iranian news agency, the Iranian navy saved the ships which were five in number from the pirates. The clash happened at the Gulf of Aden. Admiral Habibullaah Sayari, the head of the Iranian Navy confirmed the incident and [...]

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A Somali family have been living on a bench in Tooting for weeks on end. Last night two people were huddled under sleeping bags, directly outside TK Maxx, in Tooting High Street. They had multiple suitcases around them However, this is not the first sighting of the pair who have been spotted on the bench over the [...]

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A local Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom Tuesday in her support. The decision to release 44-year-old Hinda Osman Dhirane, of Kent, on her own recognizance was made over the [...]

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AMISOM troops together with the Somali National Army have today captured an assortment of weapons and ammunition from al Shabaab suspects in the capital Mogadishu. These were seized at the Asuman Atto Garage in Mogadishu town during a cordon and search operation conducted this morning. The weapons recovered include 151 tortoise grenades, 238 Multi- Grenade [...]

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When Hani Garabyare was a little girl, she prayed that she would be an American. The 27-year-old Somali native is now an American citizen and finds herself walking up Capitol Hill each day to work in the Senate. When Garabyare was 3 years old, Somalia descended into civil war. Both her parents were members of [...]

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ISTANBUL, Jul 29 2014 (IPS) – Among the labyrinth of winding narrow streets just outside a major shopping centre in the Kumkapi neighbourhood of Istanbul is a rundown road, congested with shops and apartments stacked atop one another. Cars somehow manage to come barrelling down the street as people slowly move to the narrow pavement [...]

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ROME – Paying one of the highest prices for the escalation of the conflict in Libya are once again refugees – including many Eritreans, Ethiopians, Sudanese, and Somali, said Father Mussie Zerai, head of the Habeshia Agency Cooperation for Development. Habeshia has called for a humanitarian corridor to take the thousands of refugees from other [...]

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