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White Men in Bomb Plot Won't Get More Trump Voters on Jury, After Judge Denies Request

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:31
The three men will be tried in the city of Wichita for plotting to use truck bombs in an apartment complex with a Somali refugee population and a ... with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas where 120 people lived, including Muslim immigrants from Somalia, federal officials said.
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A year in office: Notable moments from Trump's inauguration to now

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:33
The most recent version of the travel ban includes eight countries—North Korea, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Venezuela and Chad. This ban was met with protests in airports as visitors with visas were being turned away. Iowa State international students feared that they wouldn't be able to go ...
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Warming, water crisis, unrest: Iran fits an alarming pattern

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:45
UNITED NATIONS — Nigeria. Syria. Somalia. And now Iran. In each country, in different ways, a water crisis has triggered some combination of civil unrest, mass migration, insurgency or even full-scale war. In the era of climate change, their experiences hold lessons for a great many other countries.
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These Accused Anti-Muslim Terrorists Wanted Their Kansas Jury To Be Even More Pro-Trump

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:11
But a federal judge rejected the request from the men, who allegedly plotted to use car bombs to kill Somali refugees around the time of the 2016 ... Three anti-Muslim extremists arrested ahead of the 2016 election, and charged with plotting a terrorist attack that would have killed Somali refugees, ...
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<b>Somali</b> Army Reports Killing 7 al-Shabab Militants

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:11
The Somalia national army killed at least seven al-Shabab militants Thursday and destroyed their base during an operation in southern Somalia, officials and residents said. Somali army General Ismail Sahardid, the 43rd Infantry Division commander, told VOA Somali that the forces took control of ...
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UNDP Showcases &#39;State of Sustainable Development&#39; Around the World

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:03
In Somalia, 615,000 people are currently displaced by drought, and the country is one of four currently facing the threat of famine. Livestock herders, farmers and ... These initiatives aim to provide support that goes beyond short-term relief to enhance Somali communities' resilience. The interactive report ...
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Freelance journalist and author to give talk in Troy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:41
25 through the Albany chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. Lindhout, who wrote the New York Times bestseller memoir A House in the Sky, was held hostage for 460 days in Somalia when doing freelance reporting on the country's civil war in 2008. She returned to Somalia in 2009 to lead famine ...
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<b>Somali</b> government and partners establish a Transition Core Group to drive transfer of security ...

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:18
Mogadishu – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), in conjunction with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the UN, the European Union and other key international partners, have established a Transition Core Group, which is tasked with the responsibility of developing a transition ...
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<b>Somalia</b>: International partners welcome creation of a unified Galmudug administration

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:07
The partners appreciate the role played by IGAD in facilitating the dialogue between the Galmudug administration and ASWJ, as well as the support of the Somalia Stability Fund, which made possible the agreement in Djibouti that was signed in Mogadishu in December 2017. They expressed their ...
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<b>Somalia&#39;s</b> Galmudug State and ASWJ have officially united

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:07
The reconciliation ceremony in the group's stronghold town of Dhusamareb were attended by Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, UN envoy to Somalia Michael Keating, IGAD representatives and Galmudug and Ahlusuna leaders. Somali president have called upon the people in the state ...
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<b>Somalia&#39;s</b> al Shabaab denies forcibly recruiting children to fight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:07
“The group should immediately stop abducting children and release all children in their ranks,” said Laetitia Bader, HRW's senior Africa researcher. “The Somali government should ensure these children are not sent into harm's way.” Gamal Hassan, Somalia's minister for planning, investment and ...
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Inside the Palestinian Islamic Jihad&#39;s tunnel into Israel

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:56
Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnel discovered near Kissufim was dug 20 meters a day, in three shifts working 24 hours a day; canoe-like boats were used to ferry cement slabs, clear out debris; 'Gaza doesn't have to be Somalia,' says IDF officer, 'but it's getting there. Hamas has reached conclusion ...
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Senior <b>Somalia</b> navy officer killed by his junior in Mogadishu

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:45
MOGADISHU, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A senior navy commander in Somalia was shot dead in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, officials said. Navy deputy commander Said Marino was shot dead by his junior following a dispute. "The commander was shot dead by his deputy after a scuffle. The police ...
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Bring Kenyan troops home from <b>Somalia</b>

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:33
But the cost of Kenyan and Amisom efforts is staggering, with a heavy toll of African troops and Somali civilians. Although Amisom has kept a tight lid on its casualties, more than 4,000 soldiers are said to have been killed and thousands more wounded, making it the deadliest peacekeeping mission.
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EXCLUSIVE: Vermont Machete Attacker Is The Foreign-Born &#39;Son Of A <b>Somali</b> Refugee&#39;

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:22
A man accused of violently assaulting an elderly volunteer worker with a machete outside a homeless shelter in Vermont earlier this month is the son of a Somali refugee, the Department of Homeland Security told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Abukar Ibrahim, a 32-year-old immigrant, assaulted ...
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Incorporation of Ex-Combatants in Humanitarian Demining: Lessons from Colombia, Somaliland ...

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:22
It has been the case in Somaliland and southern Somalia, even though no specific strategy was designed to facilitate such outcomes. There are several reasons to incorporate ex-combatants. First, they often have detailed knowledge of where mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) lie. In Colombia ...
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<b>Somalia</b>: ASWJ merges with Galmudug, ending years of split

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:46
"It's a great day that marks the unification of the central regions in particular, and a victory for the people of Somalia as a whole," said Somali President in a statement obtained by GO. This was the final journey for the reconciliation process for the central regions in Somalia and both leaders agreed to set ...
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Gwadar, Dubai and <b>Somalia</b>: A Situational Comparison

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:03
Developing Pakistan's backward province Balochistan's coastal belt area Gwadar has been the focus of local and foreign media for more than a decade. Though the focus of the media is the port more than the citizens of the Gwadar. Our government representatives and many economists describe the ...
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UN seeks $1.6 billion to &#39;protect millions of <b>Somali</b> lives&#39; as famine looms

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:03
Lasting solutions, however, out of our reach, and much more must be done to eliminate the looming threat of famine in this country,” Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq said in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. But de Clercq warned that alleviation projects can only alleviate civilians ...
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Turkey to deploy 60000 soldiers in bases abroad, including in Qatar

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:41
Turkey already has 3,000 troops deployed near the Red Sea, in Somalia and a military base in Sudan's Suakin Island, which is capable of holding some 20,000 military personnel for five years. 200 Turkish soldiers have been deployed in Somalia since October last year, training Somalia's military.
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