Monday, June 18, 2018

Saudi-led coalition steps up strikes on Yemeni capital

The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its air strikes in and around Yemen's capital Sanaa, targeting weapons storage sites used by the Houthi rebels who have...

Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Prisoners, Including Prominent Shiite Cleric

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who rallied...

Somaliland Was Only a Country for 5 Days

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores a country that existed for just five days or for 50 years, depending on who you ask. If...

This Day In History + Video link

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics,...

South Sudan: The Double-Edged Sword of Sanctions

On 3 March 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2206 on South Sudan. Among other things, the resolution seeks to...

Djibouti sides with Saudi Arabia in Qatar Crisis

Djibouti has announced its ‘solidarity’ with a Saudi-led coalition boycotting Qatar diplomatically and economically over the Gulf nation’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood and...

Two charts showing that ‘deterring’ migrant boats is failing

Late last year the Italian government scrapped its Mediterranean search and rescue operation the Mare Nostrum after funding shortages. The project waspartially replaced by...

United States: 18-year-old woman raped by group of five men at Brooklyn playground

An 18-year-old woman was savagely attacked by a group of men who took turns raping her during a horrific scene at a Brooklyn playground,...

Free speech curtailed in Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar as prosecutions soar

Dozens of people have been charged or jailed for allegedly defaming the regime that the Nobel laureate leads, raising fears of continued oppression. For decades,...

The Danger of Al-Shabaab’s Evolution

In the past five years, the Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab has lost most of its senior leadership, surrendered its control of southern Somalia, and...

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OUTRAGE AS TANZANIA PASSES LAW THAT COULD IMPRISON BLOGGERS

Bloggers, Internet users, journalists and activists in Tanzania are up in arms following a government directive that could land them in jail. In a...

UAE TO GIVE ETHIOPIA $3 BILLION IN AID AND INVESTMENTS

The United Arab Emirates pledged a total of $3 billion in aid and investments to Ethiopia on Friday, an Ethiopian official said, a major...

Mogadishu Takes Over FISS Airspace Responsibilities of Nairobi TODAY Amid More Disturbing Gaps and...

The Federal Government of Somalia's Ministry of Transportation and its Aviation wing take over full management and responsibility of Somalia/Somaliland airspace management and control...