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Six prospective jurors for Noor trial dismissed following questionnaire answers

0 Visits: 129 | Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:50:32
Tuesday, Judge Kathryn Quaintance dismissed six prospective jurors from the first group of 40 called to serve on the high-profile case. The decision was based exclusively on written answers provided to the lengthy questionnaires jurors filled out Monday. One person had a friend who was a victim of a…

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Ottawa: Evicted Heron Gate residents file human rights complaint over landlord's 'hyper-gentrification'

0 Visits: 128 | Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:47:24
OTTAWA - Fourteen former tenants of Heron Gate Village have launched a human rights complaint about their eviction, claiming the landlord forced them out of their racialized and immigrant community in a "hyper-gentrification" of the area in order to build high-income housing for white residents.

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KAMAU: United Nations linked to Al Shabaab payments

0 Visits: 136 | Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 00:02:57
The United Nations has been accused of pouring billions to Somalia's Al Shabaab. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau has said the UN was giving 10 per cent of humanitarian aid to terrorists to grant safe passage of food and other supplies in war-torn regions controlled by the deadly…

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Somalia: Spain Takes Over UK Maritime Duties Combating Piracy Off Somalia

0 Visits: 118 | Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 23:37:44
Spanish vice admiral Antonio Martorell relieved UK major general Charlie Strickland as commander of Operation Atalanta during a ceremony held at the Rota naval base in southern Spain, where US troop are also stationed. The ceremony was held on the day that the UK was originally set to leave the EU.

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A new 'Black Hawk Down' documentary tells the story of the soldiers who saved Army Rangers and Delta Force troops

0 Visits: 128 | Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 23:35:47
newsinideA new documentary tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division soldiers who rescued those Rangers and Delta operators. "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story," is a documentary made by retired Air Force Col. Randall Larsen, who also served in the Army during his 32-year military career.…

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PM Abiy's First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Freedom of Assembl

0 Visits: 125 | Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 23:23:35
But in the months that followed, growing tensions and conflicts, largely along ethnic lines, have resulted in significant displacement and a breakdown in law and order across much of the country, threatening progress on key reforms. This week we will publish a series of assessments of Prime Minister…

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Somali refugees paint mural celebrating women in Phoenix

0 Visits: 122 | Monday April 01, 2019 - 23:56:05
A community of Somali refugees spent the weekend memorializing the importance of women by designing and painting a mural that faces a row of businesses owned by Somali-Americans in Phoenix.

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South Africa government condemns xenophobic attacks

0 Visits: 117 | Monday April 01, 2019 - 23:54:40
"Government is concerned about the reported attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo," the state communications department said in a statement issued on Thursday, March 28. "We urge law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators of these violent acts are brought to…

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Al-Shabab says it executed 4 accused spies in Somalia

0 Visits: 111 | Monday April 01, 2019 - 23:20:39
rivalry has emerged in Dec. 2018 between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters linked to the Islamic State group, officials tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File) NAIROBI, Kenya –Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist group…

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Kenya rebukes Somalia for taking maritime border row to The Hague

0 Visits: 114 | Monday April 01, 2019 - 23:18:26
According to documents in our possession, Kenyan authorities argue that Somalia ought to have engaged the East Africa Community first, then move to the African Union if the dispute escalated, instead of filing the case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. Kenya's…

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Fox's Pirro back on-air after remarks on U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

0 Visits: 106 | Monday April 01, 2019 - 23:16:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is back on the air after a two-week absence following her comments questioning a Muslim congresswoman's loyalties. "Justice with Judge Jeanine" returned Saturday. The former judge and prosecutor thanked her viewers but didn't directly discuss…

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Tension as AMISOM Decries KDF Exit From Somalia

0 Visits: 117 | Monday April 01, 2019 - 22:34:59
According to reports by The Nation, Amisom commanders from other contributing countries have been uneasy about the Kenyans.

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One year on, tough times loom for Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed

0 Visits: 127 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:59:27
Addis Ababa (AFP) - In his first speech as Ethiopian prime minister last April, Abiy Ahmed called for an end to the repressive, exclusionary governance that had plunged the country into turmoil. It was a promise on which he is seen to have delivered dramatically, earning him both international acclaim…

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Arab regimes are the world's most powerful Islamophobes

0 Visits: 123 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:58:05
In 2017, at a public panel in Riyadh, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, issued a warning about Islamists in Europe. "There will come a day that we will see far more radical extremists and terrorists coming out of Europe because of lack of decision-making,…

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Xenophobic attacks break out in Durban, South Africa

0 Visits: 132 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:55:51
A fresh wave of xenophobic attacks has broken out in Durban, South Africa.

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State of emergency declared to secure Mogadishu

0 Visits: 137 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:51:09
For the first time in decades, the city's mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman has declared a state of emergency on Saturday evening aiming at improving security in the embattled capital.

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Somali leader makes military changes to curb rising insecurity

0 Visits: 133 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:46:08
Under the changes, Abdi Mohamed Hassan who has been military attaché in Somali embassy in Saudi Arabia was appointed as the new deputy commander of the Somali National Army (SNA). Hassan replaces Odawaa Yusuf Rageh who was appointed as new commander of the infantry forces. Abdirashid Abdullahi Shire…

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Toxteth stabbing: First picture of 'gentle giant', 29, killed in daylight attack

0 Visits: 130 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:21:18
Hassan Ahmed Mohamoud was stabbed in the neck in Toxteth, Liverpool at 1pm last Thursday. He was rushed to hospital but died a short time later, becoming one of the latest victims of the deadly wave of knife crime sweeping Britain.

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Turks begin voting in local polls which Erdogan could lose in big cities

0 Visits: 120 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 23:14:56
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turks began voting on Sunday in local elections that President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for the country. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks to strong economic growth and supreme campaigning skills, has become the country's…

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Pope, Morocco's king, say Jerusalem must be open to all faiths

0 Visits: 107 | Sunday March 31, 2019 - 11:23:36
RABAT (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Morocco's King Mohammed VI called on Saturday for the protection of Jerusalem's multi-religious character, saying the city's sacred sites must be accessible to worshippers of all faiths. In a joint appeal signed on the first day of Francis' visit to…

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