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disastrous consequences” from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom

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Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned of “disastrous consequences” from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies. The warning came after the U.S. Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on relations between states. ... Read More »

Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official

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27 September 2016 – A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in the long-troubled East African country warned today. First slated to be held in August, parliamentary ... Read More »

MP: More than $4 Million taken out of State Treasury

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A Somali lawmaker and deputy chairman of parliament’s financial committee said large-scale of money was taken out of the State Treasury in the past few years due to the lack of accountability in Somalia. Idle Mohamed Gedi, the MP underlined that the parliamentary committee has submitted to the government a document showing $4.5 Million stolen from the national treasury, but ... Read More »

Twin suicide bombs kill 13 near Mogadishu airport

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At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu’s airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack. The Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab group is blamed for a string of bloody assaults in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya, and is fighting to overthrow Mogadishu’s internationally-backed government. “At ... Read More »

New Warning On Cash Machine Distraction Scam Sweeping Britain

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Bank customers are being warned to be on their guard as a new wave of distraction thefts are being staged at cash machines up and down the country. The scam is over in a blink of an eye, leaving customers unaware they have had their bank card swapped for a fake one and their account at the mercy of the ... Read More »

Shabab Stage Deadly Attack on Military Base in Somalia

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  Ibraahim Aadan Najah, the governor of Lower Shabelle Province, told reporters that heavy fighting broke out after a car bomb was driven into the entrance gate of the base, which is in the village of Laanta Buuro. The insurgents then stormed the base on foot, and Mr. Najah said they stole two military vehicles. The Shabab, a Somali militant ... Read More »

Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Wednesday first day

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 Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE announces start day of three-day Muslim festival marks end of fasting month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have announced that Eid al-Fitr in these countries will be celebrated on July 6. Authorities made the announcement on Monday evening after failing to sight the moon that marks the start of the three-day festival. ... Read More »