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Ship owner takes responsibility for 21 Filipino seamen’s release – DFA

0 Visits: 587 | 03 November, 2011
MANILA, Philippines -- The owner of the Marshall Island-flagged, Greek-owned chemical and oil tanker is taking responsibility for the release of the crew that included 21 Filipino seamen, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.

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Swedes cleared of terrorism in Ethiopia but still held.

0 Visits: 482 | 03 November, 2011
ADDIS ABABA, Nov 3 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court acquitted two Swedish journalists on Thursday of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks, but kept them in detention and said they must still answer allegations they had assisted the secessionist ONLF rebel group

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Saudi Arabia completes all preparations for Haj

0 Visits: 600 | 03 November, 2011
JEDDAH: Many of the 2.5 million pilgrims, who are expected to perform Haj this year, will leave for the Mina valley, located five km east of Makkah, on Thursday evening at the start of the annual pilgrimage. The rest of them will proceed to the tent city Friday.

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Israel Sending Signals of Iranian Attack

0 Visits: 677 | 03 November, 2011
An Israeli official said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade his Cabinet to authorize a military strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program — a discussion that comes as Israel successfully tests a missile believed capable of carrying a nuclear warhead…

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Eritrea denies sending arms to Somali rebels

0 Visits: 497 | 02 November, 2011
Eritrea denied media reports on Wednesday that said it had delivered weapons in the past few days to al Shabaab rebels who are fighting Kenyan troops in the south of Somalia.

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Al-Shabaab training UK residents to fight in Somalia

0 Visits: 518 | 02 November, 2011
Britain's security and intelligence agencies, MI5 and MI6, believe more than 100 British residents have been training and fighting in Somalia and about 40 are estimated to be active there now.

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Born in the USA, but now among Somalia's Islamist terrorists

0 Visits: 552 | 02 November, 2011
The suicide bombing last weekend in Mogadishu – allegedly by a Somali American from Minnesota – has highlighted the important role played by U.S. citizens in the operations of al-Shabab, the Islamic terrorist organization battling the government in the war-torn east African nation.

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Kenya warns of air strikes across southern and central Somalia

0 Visits: 519 | 02 November, 2011
Kenyan forces plan to carry out air strikes on Islamist rebel camps across southern and central Somalia to destroy weapons the military says were flown into the anarchic Horn of Africa country in the past two days.

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Arms Flying Into Somalia for Militants, Kenya Says

0 Visits: 478 | 02 November, 2011
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Kenyan government said Tuesday that aircraft were delivering weapons to Islamist insurgents in southern Somalia, widening the international nature of a war that has already engulfed several African nations.

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Robbing food aid, Gunmen kill a person in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 950 | 02 November, 2011
Armed men have opened fire on famine victims while trying to rob their food aid, killing at least one person.

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Somalia, Kenya plead for help in al-Shabab fight.

0 Visits: 518 | 01 November, 2011
Kenya and Somalia on Monday called for other nations to help in their fight against Islamist insurgents, as an aid organization said five civilians were killed and more than 50 injured when a military aircraft hunting the militants struck a displaced-persons camp in southern Somalia.

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Ethiopia: Witness says 2 Swedes 'supported' rebels.

0 Visits: 520 | 01 November, 2011
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A witness in a terror trial against two Swedish journalists arrested in Ethiopia told a court on Tuesday that the pair planned to "support" a rebel group.

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Resident: Kenya forces take small Somali port town.

0 Visits: 563 | 01 November, 2011
Residents say that Kenyan troops and a pro-government Somali militia have taken a small port town near the two countries' shared border.

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Government, Ethiopia Discuss Border Crossing Security.

0 Visits: 503 | 01 November, 2011
Belet Hawo — Officials of Somali government and Ethiopia held meeting dissecting the border crossing security in Gedo region of southern Somalia.

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Aid Group Says Refugee Camp in Somalia Was Hit by Airstrike

0 Visits: 1163 | 31 October, 2011
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Five civilians died and more than 50 were injured when military aircraft apparently on a hunt for Islamist militants struck a camp for displaced persons in southern Somalia on Sunday, an aid organization said.

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Experts say al-Qaeda could be drawn to troubled African states

0 Visits: 435 | 30 October, 2011
Al-Qaeda could be seeking new sanctuaries in unstable African nations and the continent's disparate armed Islamist groups may forge closer ties under the Al-Qaeda umbrella, experts and officials warned.

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Somali militants post tape of 'US suicide bomber'

0 Visits: 507 | 30 October, 2011
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali militant group has posted a tape they claim was made by an American citizen who blew himself up during a suicide attack on an African Union base.

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Cameron: UK ships will be able to carry armed guards

0 Visits: 466 | 30 October, 2011
British merchant ships sailing off the coast of Somalia will soon be able to carry armed guards to ward off pirate attacks, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday.

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US flying drones out of Ethiopia: paper

0 Visits: 456 | 30 October, 2011
The U.S. Air Force has been secretly flying drones from a civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

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Al shabaab warns people to avoid govt, AU bases in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 541 | 30 October, 2011
The Al shabaab movement on Saturday warned civilian people to avoid government and AU military bases where they vowed more suicide attacks will be targeted.

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