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Al Shabaab militants kill senior official in Somalia’s Puntland

Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants shot dead an aide to a regional official in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Tuesday, the second such attack in a week, police said. Aden Huruse, a director in Puntland’s presidential palace, was attacked at ...

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Somalia ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers -Report

Somalia has been ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers despite years of conflict, terrorist attacks and general unrest. The latest finding by CAF World Giving Index 2016 states that more people than ever are carrying out ...

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Somalia: Car bomb leaves at least 20 dead

(CNN)At least 20 people have died, while 15 have sustained injuries, after a car bomb exploded in Somalia on Sunday morning. Around 7:30 a.m. local time, Somali Police Officer Major Ahmed Ibrahim told CNN that an attacker rammed a vehicle ...

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Somalia: Somali Parliamentary Elections – of the Progresses and Pitfalls

OPINION By Mohamed Shire In the past weeks or months, Somali political discourse was dominated by the 2016 parliamentary elections and whether the country will be able to pull this off at all. Large segments of the society and some ...

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Somali community fears backlash after Ohio State attack

That was Hassan Omar’s message Tuesday about the attack Monday morning by Somali-born Abdul Razak Ali Artan at Ohio State University. Omar is executive director of the Somali Community Association of Ohio. He and other central Ohio Somalis found themselves ...

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The Latest: Ohio State attacker was Somali, US official says

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter on the Ohio State University campus (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A U.S. official has identified the suspect in the Ohio State attack that injured nine people as ...

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Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The escalating American military engagement in Somalia has led the Obama administration to expand the legal scope of the war against Al Qaeda, a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Islamist ...

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