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14 killed in Somalia suicide bombing


September 21st, 2012 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 14 people, including three journalists and a number of Somali government officials, were killed and many others injured in two suicide bombings at a ... Read more...

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Nepal to introduce new visa regime


August 25th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) Nepal is set to introduce a new visa regime in an attempt to discourage foreign criminals from using Nepal as a transit point to sneak into ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers killed at Somalian assembly meet venue


August 1st, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two suicide bombers were shot dead in Mogadishu when they approached a venue of the Somalia's National Constituent Assembly meeting Wednesday.A policeman was also ... Read more...

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UAE charity group holds iftar in 19 countries


July 29th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 28 (IANS/WAM) The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment has carried out Ramadan iftar programmes for the poor in 19 countries, including India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Ghana star Gyan announces return to national football team


July 12th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), July 12 (IANS) Ghanaian international Asamoah Gyan has announced his decision to return to the national team, the Black Stars, after a five-month absence, the Ghana Football Association ... Read more...

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UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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60 Somalis, Ethiopians feared dead in Malawi


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Lilongwe (Malawi), June 22 (IANS) Police in northern Malawi have found bodies of some 48 of the 60 Somalis and Ethiopians who were drowned in Lake Malawi earlier this week. ... Read more...

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South Korea to join India-China-Japan anti-piracy patrols


June 12th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) South Korea will soon become the fourth nation to join an India-China-Japan effort at coordinated anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, in ... Read more...

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Terror leader offers camels to capture Obama, chickens for Hillary


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A top leader for an Al Qaeda affiliate offered 10 camels as bounty to capture US President Barack Obama and 20 chickens for US Secretary ... Read more...

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UAE charity digs wells in Somalia


June 8th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, June 7 (IANS/WAM) A charity organisation from Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dug up 62 wells in drought-hit areas of Somalia.The Human Appeal International dug up ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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Journalist shot dead in Somalia - sixth this year


May 24th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 24 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday shot dead a reporter working with a radio station here in the Somali capital, the sixth journalist to be killed in the country ... Read more...

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UAE group conducts 500 eye surgeries in Somalia


May 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) An international team of ophthalmologists, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Authority, have conducted eye surgeries for over 500 Somali patients.The RCA ... Read more...

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India, UAE to work together to counter piracy


May 18th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work together to counter maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden, for which the two sides will ... Read more...

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Russia destroys over 60 percent of chemical weapons


April 29th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS) About 25,000 metric tonnes - or 62 percent - of Russia's chemical weapons haf been destroyed till April 29, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In 15 years, Russia ... Read more...

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100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) About 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations, with some medics in the country offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as ... Read more...

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12 hostages rescued from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 13 (IANS) A Danish warship apprehended a pirate ship off Somalia's coast and released 12 hostages, including a few Pakistanis, held on board, Denmark's navy said Thursday.The warship ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake


April 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.An earthquake measuring 8.9 ... Read more...

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12 killed in Somalia blast


April 10th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, April 9 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and over 30 injured Monday after a bomb blast hit a market place in a Somalian town, police and witnesses ... Read more...

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Kenya to deploy 4,600 soldiers in Somalia


March 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Kenya will deploy 4,660 soldiers in Somalia as part of the Africa Union peacekeeping force, a top official said Monday.Chief of defence forces General Julius Karangi ... Read more...

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World leaders plan crackdown on Somali pirates


February 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) World leaders will gather here Thursday to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates. Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and "pirate prisons" are among measures ... Read more...

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Kenya seals border with Somalia


February 12th, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 12 (IANS) Kenya has sealed its border with Somalia to prevent Somali militants from entering the country.Internal Security Minister George Saitoti Saturday called on the security agencies to ... Read more...

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Ten dead in Somalia bombing


February 9th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 9 (IANS) A suicide car bomber Wednesday struck a hotel frequented by officials in Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people.The attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the boundary ... Read more...

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Somalia car bomb kills 10 at a cafe


February 9th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Islamic group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility of the bomb blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The police has confirmed that 10 people were killed ... Read more...

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UK could become a hub for khat smuggling


January 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European officials have warned that the United Kingdom could become the hub for the international smuggling of the plant stimulant khat. The plant has been banned in ... Read more...

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US commandos rescue two hostages in Somalia


January 26th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US commandos have rescued two hostages from Somali kidnappers in an operation ordered by President Barack Obama.Jessica Buchanan, an American working with the Danish Demining ... Read more...

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UAE armed forces release book on role in Afghanistan


January 1st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have released a book on its role in providing security, stability and humanitarian aid in war-torn ... Read more...

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Swedish journalists jailed in Ethiopia on terror charges


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Two Swedish journalists have been jailed for 11 years in Ethiopia for entering the country illegally and supporting terrorism, BBC reported Tuesday.Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson ... Read more...

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India’s Karuturi to construct sugar factory in Ethiopia


December 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Dec 24 (IANS) Karuturi Agro Products, a subsidiary of Indian giant Karaturi International, is set to establish a sugarcane factory in Ethiopia.The factory, with an estimated capacity of ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns killing of workers in Somalia


December 24th, 2011 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the killing of two World Food Programme (WFP) officials and a member of a partner organisation in Somalia.A ... Read more...

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Obama announces more aid for Horn of Africa


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced an additional $113 million in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine."As we enter ... Read more...

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Three jailed for plotting to kill Australian troops


December 18th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) An Australian court has jailed three Islamic extremists for plotting to kill soldiers in a terrorist attack on a Sydney army base.The three, originally from Lebanon ... Read more...

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Blake Lively designs charity cupcake


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively, known for teen drama "Gossip Girl", has designed cupcakes for charity.The 24-year-old was spotted at a Sprinkles Cupcakes store in New York Dec ... Read more...

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Afghanistan president vows to fight corruption


December 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday vowed to fight corruption in the country while acknowledging implementation of laws was significant in curbing the menace."We ... Read more...

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Somali pirates striking off Lakshadweep: Navy


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Stating that Somali pirates have been expanding their area of operations rapidly, a senior Indian naval official Friday said the activities of the pirates have almost ... Read more...

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