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By Tajuddin
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Sep 30th, 2014
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Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Government of Somalia Mr. Mahad Mohamed Salad has held talks with Secretary of State of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Mr. Yves Rossier on strengthening the bilateral relations...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 25th, 2014
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Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia’s Attorney General Dr Ahmed Ali Dahir today hold a press conference in Mogadishu and clarified why Somalia is taking Kenya to the International Courts of Justice (ICJ) over Kenya’s violations to the integrity and sovereignty of Somali water territory. The Atto...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 23rd, 2014
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Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The federal parliament of Somalia had its first meeting in Mogadishu on Monday since the fifth parliamentary session was officially opened. Today’s meeting was chaired by the second deputy of the federal parliament Mahad Abdalla Awad. The meeting was attended 139 memb...
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Sep 21st, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO)- Col. Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare has been appointed as the new Director General of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) according to Somalia’s Deputy Minister for Information Abdullahi Olad Roble. The new director will replace former head of the National Intelligen...
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Sep 20th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO)- President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has agreed to the firing of National Intelligence and Security Agency Chief Ambassador Abdullahi Mohamed Ali “Sanbaloshe” after lengthy deliberations on Saturday. In a press statement dated September 20, 2013 ...
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Sep 19th, 2014
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Edinburgh, Scotland (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- The United Kingdom remained intact Friday after 55.3 percent of Scottish voters rejected independence in a record-breaking national referendum. Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, voted in favor of independence — itself a significant milestone in Brit...
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Sep 17th, 2014
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Damascus (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed near the central province of Homs following two days of air strikes, according to a monitoring group. The attacks were reportedly carried out by Syrian government. Around 12 fighters and multiple rebel com...
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Sep 16th, 2014
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Washington (DIPLOMAT.SO)- The Counselor of the Department, Thomas A. Shannon, visited Mogadishu on September 14. He was joined by Special Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Steven J. Feldstein. In meetings with senior gov...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 14th, 2014
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Minneapolis (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants’ recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have fem...
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Sep 11th, 2014
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Washington ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extrem...