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UAE army convoy escapes Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the UAE hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab cl

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UAE army convoy escapes Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the UAE hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab cl

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Somalia hotel siege ends, 14 dead

A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday. Al Shabaab fighters blasted and shot their way into the po

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Bahrain Scientific Complex opens

The Bahrain Scientific Complex - Mogadishu National University, in line with royal directives to extend a lifeline to drought-hit Somalia, was inaugurated by the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed.

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$248m drugs seized at sea by Bahrain-based force

Armed sailors from a Bahrain-based maritime task force have raided a dhow smuggling narcotics worth $248 million off the coast of Somalia. Navy forces were tracking the vessel, which was sailing from the Arabian Sea to the Horn of

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Mubadala signs cooperation deal with Somalia

Mubadala Petroleum has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia. During the first half of 2014, a high level engagement took place between the UAE and t

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Bahrain probe focus on livestock import fees

An investigation underway in Bahrain into alleged corruption surrounding livestock imports is focusing on a quarantine facility in Somalia, a report said. An inquiry had been launched after a Saudi livestock importer complained th

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Somali president names economist as new PM

Somalia's president has named economist Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as his new prime minister, ending weeks of political paralysis as the country strives to secure fragile security gains against Islamist militants. Ahmed previously

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Smuggling cartels, militants hinder revival of Somali port

Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu. One of o

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Western forces 'attack Somali militant base'

Somali Islamist militants said on Saturday "Western" forces attacked a house in one of its coastal bases in the town of Barawe under the cover of dark, killing one rebel fighter. Foreign forces landed on the beach at Bar

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