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By Najwa Guled
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Jan 16th, 2020
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Wanlaweyn (Diplomat.so) – The commander of the 16th battalion of the Somali National Army, Ismael Abdimalik, announced his forces’ success today in killing Mohamed Osman Hussein Bolosh, head of the Al shabaab group bombing cell in Lower Shabelle region, who masterminded several bloody ter...
By Najwa Guled
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Jan 5th, 2020
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Baghdad, Iraq (Reuters + Diplomat.so) – Iraq’s parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign military forces to leave amid a growing backlash against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander that has heightened fears of a wider Middle East conflict. In a war of words betwee...
By Najwa Guled
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Dec 29th, 2019
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the unlawful brief closure of Radio Jowhar and the detention of a journalist by Hirshabelle police in Jowhar on Sunday 29 December, 2019 over the radio’s coverage about growing insecurity in the city. Approximately 01.15pm local ti...
By Najwa Guled
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Dec 21st, 2019
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Kuala Lumpur ( Bernama +Diplomat.so) – The convening of the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 has resulted in tangible outcomes being outlined in a bid to bring progress and improve the state of the Muslim ummah, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The prime minister said the summit had witnessed 18 s...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 30th, 2019
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Somali opposition political parties united today in Mogadishu as a forum for national parties led by former Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in preparation for the presidential elections expected to be held in February 2021. The parties that united today are made u...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 2nd, 2018
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO) – Mayor of Mogadishu, who is also Governor of Banadir Region, honorable Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has, while attending a launch ceremony for Dalsan TV, commended Somali Business Community for investing hugely in the city. The Governor has pointed out that Medi...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 30th, 2018
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Sochi, Russia (Irna + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The newest round of talks, aimed at restoring peace in Syria, and backed by Iran, Russia, and Turkey, began with a meeting between Russian President’s Special Envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The t...
By Tajuddin
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Beijing, China (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sale would severely damage China’s sovereignty and security interests and run cou...
By Tajuddin
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Mogadishu, Somalia (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia’s insurgency suffered a significant split after government officials confirmed on Friday that they had sent troops to repel Islamist fighters seeking to capture one of their own commanders. The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for t...
By Tajuddin
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Washington, D.C. (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S. Department of State has removed the $5 million dollar bounty on the former deputy leader and founding member of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab (HSM), Sheikh Mukhtar Robow earlier this week. Robow who served al-Shabaab ...