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Bomb blast kills 10 civilians in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least 10 civilians have been killed in a bomb explosion in Somalia’s southern state of Jubaland on Friday, officials and local media reported. "10 civilians were killed and...

Madagascar death toll mounts, over 132,000 affected by cyclone: UN

GENEVA Madagascar is bracing for the full impact of the cyclone Batsirai, which has already claimed 58 lives has affected more than 132,000 people as it is expected to...

China may become new security actor in Horn of Africa, experts say

JOHANNESBURGChina’s announcement to appoint a special envoy for the Horn of Africa region affirms its intent to play a more strategic role as a security actor on the continent,...

Only woman presidential candidate says she has key to Somalia's wellbeing

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia is facing a political standoff due to the country's delayed presidential and parliamentary elections.Currently, Somalia seems to have taken a path that could see parliamentary elections on...

Uganda opposition MPs walk out of parliament over ‘illegal detentions’

KAMPALA, Uganda More than 100 opposition members of Uganda's parliament staged a walkout Thursday over what they called cases of "torture and illegal detentions" in the country.  The members, led by...

UAE, Algeria hold talks on regional developments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The top diplomats of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria held talks Sunday on bilateral relations and regional developments. UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin...

Sudan's Sovereign Council accepts UN initiative

KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan’s Sovereign Council said Monday that it accepts a UN initiative to facilitate dialogue among all of the Sudanese parties to resolve the country’s political crisis.  Sovereign Council spokeswoman...

Somali premier, president trade barbs as political standoff deepens

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed issued a decree Sunday calling for a consultative meeting to chart the direction for elections while accusing his prime minister of failing to...

UN airport terminal in Somalia's capital closed over 'countless violations, breaches'

MOGADISHU, Somalia  The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Sunday said it has closed its passenger operations facility at the Aden Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu. The...

Libyan guards shut 4 oil fields

TRIPOLI, Libya Pushing their demands, the Petroleum Facilities Guard shut down four oil fields in western Libya, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday. The NOC said oil production...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...