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13 killed in attack on hotel in Somali capital

At least 13 people have been killed and 16 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to police. The attack was followed by gunfire, with a second blast reportedly being heard in…

MOGADISHU, Oct. 11, 2017: The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has been keenly following the concerns of the leaders of the federal member states, and in effect underscores the need for closer cooperation between…
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma sink U.S. payrolls in September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment fell in September for the first time in seven years as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left displaced workers temporarily unemployed and delayed hiring, the latest indication that the storms undercut economic activity in the third…
What does Turkey’s new base in Somalia signify?

Turkey’s largest military base overseas is now operational in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The base will especially serve as a military academy, and some 200 Turkish soldiers deployed there will primarily have the duty to effectively form the Somali army. The…
Catalonia: 90% vote ‘yes’ to become an independent state

Catalonia’s regional government has announced that 90 percent of those who participated in an independence referendum banned by Spain’s central government choose to be separated from the country. While addressing a press briefing early on Monday, regional government spokesman Jordi…
Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemns France, Canada terror attacks

Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in France and Canada. “As some countries are busy exporting terrorism and making false claims, terrorism has reared its ugly head again, attacking innocent and defenseless people” said Qassemi. Voicing…
Important Feature-Bosaso The City of Opportunity

Bosaso is a city in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia. Located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden, the municipality serves as the region’s commercial capital and is a major seaport within the autonomous Puntland state of…
US Envoy to UN “We will destroy to N Korea”.

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has defended US President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea. The US envoy appeared on CNN Sunday, asserting that the president’s “fire and fury” comment about North Korea’s nuclear program last month…
Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to…
Somalia turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed. “After two hours of enticement,…
China ships emergency food aid to Somalia.

A new batch of supplies for the World Food Program is set to be dispatched from Shanghai. The donation by the Chinese government will support hundreds of thousands of Somalis who are in dire need of food assistance after a…
Somalia famine poses danger to children: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned of a new famine in Somalia and called for a massive expansion of international aid for the African country. An estimated 2.9 million Somalis would be living in areas where food is scarce…