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‘At least 50 dead’ in Shebab attack on AU base- Western sources

‘At least 50 dead’ in Shebab attack on AU base- Western sources

Sep 02, – The attack on the camp in Janale, 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Mogadishu in the Lower Shabelle region and manned by Ugandan troops, now ranks as one of the deadliest yet against AMISOM troops. At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing […]

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Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Oct 11, –  The blast reflected the deep insecurity in the North African nation, where multiple armed militias run rampant – many of them dominated by Islamic militants and the central government is too weak to rein them in. A car bomb exploded outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates in the eastern […]

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Afghan fans in cricket heaven as dream comes true

Afghan fans in cricket heaven as dream comes true

Oct 05, –   War-torn Afghanistan erupted in wild celebrations on Friday as its cricket team beat Kenya to qualify for the 2015 World Cup, just 12 years after the game took hold in the wake of the Taliban’s fall. About 3,000 fans packed onto the field at Kabul’s only cricket stadium to watch the […]

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Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Sep 26, –  The leader of al-Shabab said in a message that there is no way Kenya can “withstand a war of attrition inside your own country.” “Make your choice today and withdraw all your forces,” said Ahmed Abdi Mohamed Godane, who goes by his nom de guerre Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, in a new statement […]

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Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Sep 21, – A witness to the attacks at Nairobi’s upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. Elijah Kamau said Saturday that attackers with AK-47s and grenades made the statement about Muslims as they began their attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya’s […]

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Police arrest 10th suspect in British soldier’s slaying case

Police arrest 10th suspect in British soldier’s slaying case

LONDON (AP) — The 50-year-old man was detained in Welling, east of London, on suspicion of conspiring to murder 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, Scotland Yard said. Police didn’t provide further details about the suspect’s identity. Police on Monday arrested a 10th suspect in connection with the vicious killing of an off-duty British soldier on a […]

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Pink balloons bring smiles in war-weary Afghan capital

Pink balloons bring smiles in war-weary Afghan capital

May 25, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Each balloon contains a written message of peace from volunteers around the world, said Colombian-American artist Yazmany Arboleda, who organized the “We Believe in Balloons” day. More than 100 Afghan artists and other volunteers were up before dawn Saturday to put the messages inside and fill the balloons with […]

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