Friday, June 23, 2017

Iran Parliament, Khomeini’s Mausoleum Attacked; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Gunmen dressed as women stormed Iran's Parliament building on Wednesday while a suicide bomber targeted a shrine to the Islamic republic's founder in deadly...

London terror attack: Six victims killed, three suspects shot dead by police

At least 6 people have been killed in a terror attack in central London, with police shooting three suspected assailants dead. According to a statement...

Al-Shabaab remains a threat as attacks increase

NEW YORK Al-Shabaab has stepped up its terror attacks in recent months, demonstrating its "resilience and adaptability" despite "internal squabbles and fracturing," the United Nations...

DRUGS IN WAR: WHAT IS CAPTAGON, THE ‘JIHAD PILL’ USED BY ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS?

In the past three months investigators across Europe have intercepted thousands of pills of the Islamic State militant group’s (ISIS) favorite drug, Captagon. Nicknamed...

How do you solve a problem like Somalia?

This Thursday, the great and the good will descend on London to discuss Somalia, a country that has topped the Fragile States Indexfor eight...

In Cameroon, Ahmed Abba sentenced to 10 years in jail

A military court in Cameroon today sentenced Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's (RFI) Hausa service, to 10 years in prison and...

SOMALI PIRATES BEING DRIVEN BACK TO THE SEAS BY DROUGHT AND FAMINE: U.S. COMMANDER

Pirates in Somalia are being driven to the seas by a devastating drought, says the top U.S. military commander in Africa. A spate of pirate...

WHY IS TRUMP SENDING MORE U.S. TROOPS TO SOMALIA?

The last deployment of regular U.S. troops to Somalia led to an incident that sparked widespread horror. Somali militiamen shot down two U.S. Black Hawk...

Water and War: The turbulent dynamics between water and fragility, conflict, and violence

For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests....

Future of Somalia lies in the hands of AMISOM

Funding to Amisom is being cut even as more is being given to UN peacekeeping missions At the end of last year, Ethiopia withdrew thousands...

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Somaliland calls for talks with Somalia

Somaliland wants to reopen talks with the newly elected government of Somalia on security, economic cooperation and development, according to the autonomous region’s foreign...

Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority and Dahabshil partner to raise funds for drought affected...

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority has partnered with Dahabshiil group to raise funds for the recently launched aid campaign named “For Your Sake,...

UK Police Investigating Van Attack in London as Terrorism

The authorities in Britain said on Monday that they were treating an early morning attack near a mosque in London as a possible act...