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Kenyan police nab over 130 immigrants


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 10 (IANS) A total of 133 foreigners, including two Pakistanis and a Briton, have been arrested by Kenyan police in a major security swoop, as the east ... 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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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... 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 concerned over piracy, backs Somalia stability


February 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing concern over increasing piracy, India has expressed solidarity with Somalia and backed global efforts to bring stability to the war-torn nation."India desires stability ... Read more...

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Iran praises ‘humanitarian’ US navy


January 8th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran has hailed the actions of the US navy as "humanitarian" after an American warship freed 13 Iranians held by Somali pirates."We consider the actions of ... Read more...

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UN deplores killing of Somali refugee leader at Kenya camp


January 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, on Saturday condemned the recent killing of a Somali community leader in the Dadaab refugee complex in ... Read more...

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Somali pirates jailed for 10 years in Yemen


November 20th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Nov 20 (IANS) A Yemeni criminal court has sentenced 10 Somalis to 10 years in prison after convicting them of piracy in Yemen's territorial waters, the state-run ... Read more...

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UN condemns Somalia suicide attack


October 5th, 2011 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) The UN has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu that killed at least 70 people and injured 150 others.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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Somali President condemns Mogadishu attack


October 5th, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 5 (IANS) Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Mogadishu in which 70 people died and 150 suffered injuries.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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Johansson bats for famine-struck Africa


September 27th, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson says "extreme action" is needed to tackle famine in Africa.Johansson, who serves as an ambassador to British aid agency Oxfam, visited a refugee ... Read more...

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750,000 people may die in East African famine: UN


September 7th, 2011 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) About 750,000 people could die in East Africa over the next four months due to famine, if enough aid didn't reach the famine-stricken region, the UN ... Read more...

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New Coast Guard base in Gandhinagar


August 10th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A new regional headquarter of the Coast Guard has been set up in Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.This is in addition ... Read more...

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UN warns famine could spread in Somalia without international aid


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) has warned that the famine in Somalia could spread further if the international community does not provide the funds required to respond to ... Read more...

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UN declares famine in two southern regions of Somalia


July 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, namely due to the worst drought in decades.With millions of people in ... Read more...

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Somali envoy urges pirates to set Indian hostages free


June 7th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), June 7 (IANS) Somalian Ambassador to India Ebyan Mahamed Salah Tuesday urged pirates to release the remaining seven Indian crew members of MV Asphalt Venture being held hostage ... Read more...

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Iran willing to help resolve Somali crisis


May 28th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Friday announced Iran's readiness to help Somalia end the longstanding crisis in the Horn of Africa country.Press TV reported that ... Read more...

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Tenth Somali pirate pleads guilty in pirate attack that left 4 Americans killed


May 27th, 2011 - 5:34 am ICT by BNO News
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) -- A tenth Somali pirate pled guilty in the United States on Thursday for his role in the hijacking of the American yacht the S/V Quest, which resulted ... Read more...

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UAE calls for global cooperation for Somali people


March 11th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called upon the international community to develop a comprehensive strategy and establish a clear political and development roadmap for the Somali people.The ... Read more...

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Family of Indian hostage held by Somali pirates hoping for government aid


February 21st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Feb.21 (ANI): The family of Prashant Kumar, an Indian held hostage by Somali pirates, is hoping the government will step in and offer the required assistance to secure his release.Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Somali pirates face gallows in Malaysia


February 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (IANS) Seven Somali hijackers, including three minors, face a possible death sentence under Malaysian law for attempting to hijack a Malaysian vessel in the Gulf of Aden. ... Read more...

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Blended images depict ‘average’ female face for a country


February 10th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A South African photographer, who has spent years compiling shots from around the world, has used hi-tech software to blend females' pictures to create individual images to represent ... Read more...

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Captured Somali pirates brought to Mumbai


February 10th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The 28 Somali pirates who had hijacked INS Prantalay-11 and were captured Sunday, were brought to Mumbai Thursday, an official said here.Giving information on the operation where the ... Read more...

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British Muslims on jehad trip to Somalia: WikiLeaks


February 4th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) British Muslims are travelling to Somalia for "jehadi tourism" to get training for terrorist attacks in Britain, secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed.The UN special ... Read more...

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British Muslims travelling to Somalia for “jihadi tourism”: Wikileaks


February 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed that British Muslims are travelling to Somalia for "jihadi tourism" to train for terrorist attacks in the ... Read more...

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Somali pirates using aggressive new tactics like torture


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The commander of the European Union naval force has said that Somali pirates have started using aggressive new tactics, including torture on their captives.Captured sailors now face being ... Read more...

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Dutch police arrest twelve Somali terror suspects


December 26th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by BNO News
ROTTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Netherlands on Friday evening arrested twelve Somalis on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in the country, prosecutors said on Sunday.The public prosecution office confirmed ... Read more...

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Five arrested Somali pirates face life terms for attacking US Navy ship


November 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Five Somali pirates are believed to be the first people to have been convicted in a US court in more than a century for attacking an American navy ... Read more...

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At least six dead in car bombing at Somalia airport


September 9th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people have died after a suicide car bomb exploded at the Adden Adde International Airport in the capital of Somalia on Thursday.Flames and heavy ... Read more...

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UAE sends 500 tonnes food aid to Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 500 tonnes of food to Somalia as part of its humanitarian assistance to the poverty-stricken country during the holy month ... Read more...

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FBI begins probe into Uganda terrorist bombings


July 15th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Kampala, July 14 (DPA) Experts from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were in Uganda Wednesday to help probe weekend bombings by a Somali terror group that killed 76 people. The three-member ... Read more...

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Pak, Afghan militants taking control of Somalia’s radical Al-Shabab movement


June 9th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), June 9(ANI): Somali intelligence officials, analysts and former Al-Shabab fighters have said that foreign fighters from Pakistan and Afghanistan are gaining influence inside the country's Al-Shabab militia.Al-Shabaab is said ... Read more...

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Somalian Al-Qaeda aligned terror outfit looking to recruit American citizens


June 7th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Somalia is fast becoming a hotbed for breeding American-born terrorists, who subsequently end up pointing the gun at their own country.The impoverished country has been cast into the ... Read more...

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Kochi Police interrogating eight captured Somali nationals


May 30th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, May 30 (ANI): Police and intelligence officials in Kochi, Kerala, are interrogating eight Somali fishermen who were spotted and taken into custody in Indian waters near the Lakshadweep Islands by the ... Read more...

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Somalis spotted in Lakshadweep, three arrested (Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Many Somali nationals were spotted in Lakshadweep islands Friday, a day after three of them were found in an unconscious state on Minicoy Island and arrested, an ... Read more...

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