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UK: Hate crimes rise by 10% in past year

Nearly half of all religious hate crimes were perpetrated against Muslims, Jewish says Home Office in report The number of hate crimes in England and Wales rose 10% in the past year to a record 103,379, the Home Office said Tuesday in an annual report. Hate crimes are defined as being motivated by aggravation with

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Mortar bombs strike Somalia’s Mogadishu airport, six injured: source

At least three mortar bombs were fired on Sunday at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring at least six people in the compound where several embassies are located, a diplomatic source said. The missions of the United Nations and African Union, as well as several embassies, are based inside the perimeter fence. The Horn of Africa nation

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Abdirahman Farole order Puntland security forces to arrest prominent politician Muse Ali Jama

International, Human Rights Act Release of Muse Ali Jama politician Muse Ali Jama, who is currently in custody in Bossaso. Bosaso, Somali Times Puntland security forces arrested one of the politicians in the port city of Bosaso on Saturday, politician Muse Jama has been a major critic of the government led by Puntland Governor Said

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Mogadishu Mayor has held a meeting James Swan, the UN envoy in Somalia

Mogadishu mayor, Omar Mohamud Mohamed has held a meeting with the James Swan, the UN envoy in Somalia in which he sought to have the UN play a greater role in rebuilding the city. The mayor said that the city had set in place plans to rebuild the city and that more hands would be

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The Puntland President receives a warm welcome in Kismayo

Photo/Somali Times Kismayo, Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni and a delegation led by him have landed at the airport in Kismayo where he is receiving a warm welcome from the leaders and the public. Jubbaland President Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe and members of his cabinet and a large crowd of people welcomed Said Deni

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Puntland President rejects Villa Somalia request not to attend the inauguration of Jubaland President

Bosaso, Somali Times, The provincial capital of Bari region, on Monday for an hour-long meeting with Puntland President, Said Abdullahi Deni. and Somali federal government Ministers met with President Deni, all from originated Puntland, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Isse Awad, Minister of Planning, Jamal Hassan Mohamed, Minister of Fisheries, Abdullahi Baysan Warsame and

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Somalia: Twin bomb blasts kill 6 outside Mogadishu

Blasts targeted military convoy traveling from Mogadishu to Afgoye in Lower Shabelle region At least six government soldiers were killed and several others wounded when twin roadside explosions targeted a military convoy outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, officials said. The attack took place near Elasha Biyaha, 15 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of the

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American service member injured in al-Shabab attack in Somalia: US military

U.S. military base in Somalia Baledogle By jenae barnes A U.S. service member suffered a concussion injury from Monday’s attack by the terrorist group al-Shabab at a U.S. military airfield in Somalia, according to U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). In the aftermath of the attack, defense officials reported that there were no injuries or casualties at

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Extremists launch 2 attacks on military targets in Somalia

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said. The first attack was on a military airstrip which is a base for U.S. and Somalia forces in the Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. A suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the gate

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S. Korea, Japan jointly take part in multinational maritime exercise

Kang Gam Chan (Yonhap) By Yonhap South Korea and Japan jointly participated in a multinational anti-piracy maritime exercise off the coast of Somalia, the Navy said Monday, amid strained relations between the two countries over history and trade rows. The navies from South Korea, Japan, Germany, Spain and Oman launched the joint exercise in the

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