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US military member killed in action in Somalia

US military member was killed and two others were wounded in Somalia Friday when they were attacked while on a mission advising Somali National Army forces, a US defense official confirmed to CNN. The incident occurred 40 miles west of…
Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say –

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others. Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press that Sunday’s blast targeted a…
Europe cautions Turkey after referendum

Top European officials have reacted to the recent referendum in Turkey by calling on Ankara to choose its next steps carefully and seek broader consensus in implementing constitutional reforms. Turkey held a referendum on a package of constitutional changes on…
Puntland: Teetering on the edge of famine

Ahmed Osman and his son Mohamed, seek medical care for Mohamed in Duho, where a small clinic is serving pastoralist families affected by malnutrition [Ashley Hamer/Al Jazeera] Puntland, Somalia – Ahmed Osman, 34, gathered his tiny son into his arms and…
Terror blasts kill 42 in Syria’s Homs

Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives. The attacks struck the city on Saturday. Some reports said the fatalities included a senior security official, named Hossein Da’aboul (pictured…
EU condemns alleged attack on journalist, expects..

Nairobi, 8 December 2016 – The Delegation of the European Union is aware of media reports alleging that a Somali journalist was beaten up and intimidated for questioning alleged tender malpractices in an EU funded road project in the Puntland State of Somalia.…
Trump, his children will make US a ‘banana republic’.

US State Department officials are increasingly concerned that President-elect Donald Trump will make America a “banana republic” by allowing his adult children to assume the role of freelance ambassadors, a report says. “It makes us look like we’re some sort…
Italian prime minister resigns in populist revolt

Europe’s embattled political establishment lost another round Sunday in its effort to thwart the anti-elite movement, as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after voters rejected his constitutional reforms. But a center-left presidential candidate in Austria handily defeated his far-right challenger.…
Aleppo: Up to 20,000 flee as government advances

Up to 20,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo over the past 72 hours as Syrian government forces continued to advance in the rebel-held part of the city, according to the Red Cross. Terrified civilians have fled empty-handed into remaining rebel-held…
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Seeks to restore Ottoman Empire.

A recent remark by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the reason behind Turkey’s military presence in Syria has surprised the Russian authorities who have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against foreign-backed militancy in the Arab country.…