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The president returns to the country after attending the Arab League summit

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, attended the Arab League Summit in Al-Dahraan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this morning. The president met with the Arab leaders, the concrete achievements of Somalia over the past year, and the crucial plans for the Arab League to work with the

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Bosaso. allows UAE aircraft to depart Bosaso airport stand-off

Bosaso.security forces have allowed a UAE airplane to take-off from the airport of Bosaso, the commercial city of the north eastern  Federal State on Saturday after a stand-off. The aircraft was denied access to departing the airport during the standoff at Bosaso. Airport that began after the Emirates refused to have their luggage scanned and

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Parliament Speaker comments his resignation

Mogadishu- Former Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament’s Lower House, Mr Mohamed Osman Jawari on Tuesday officially commented his resignation plan and said that the political standoff came to end, officials said.Mr. Osman said in press conference at the state house with President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed that they avoided foreign intervention that their political in-fight

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UK minister lauds Amisom for its role in securing Somalia

Mogadishu-A visiting UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Rt. Hon. Mark Lancaster has paid tribute to the AU troops in Somalia for securing the country and reducing the threat of terrorism. The minister yesterday met with the AU Special Representative to Somalia, Ambassador Mr Francisco Caetano Madeira and the Amisom Force Commander Lt.

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Three Somali ministers meet with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia at Foreign Ministry

Mogadishu- In a fruitful meeting held today at the Foreign Ministry, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Ahmed Issa Awad, and attended by the Minister of Finance  Mr. Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh, Minister of Trade and Industry  Mr. Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye and Special Representative of UN Secretary-General to Somalia  Mr.

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Somali parliament speaker jawari resigns

Photo/Somali Times The speaker of the Lower House chamber of Somali parliament Mr Mohamed Osman Jawari was reported to have resigned following weeks of a political crisis over motion against him. The first deputy speaker of the house, Abdiweli Ibrahim Mudey has announced the resignation of Jawari on Monday morning on the eve of a

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Somalia’s security forces seized cash ‘at Mogadishu Airport

Aden Abdulle International Airport seized large bags containing bundles of cash reportedly sent by the United Arab Emirates -UAE.Members of the UAE’s Embassy in Mogadishu are said to be carrying the bags of the money. Airport officials, speaking on condition of anonymity said they captured huge sum of US dollars from the UAE that was

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The president meets with the mediation committee from speaker Jawari

The President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed met with parliament members loyal to speaker Mr Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawaari on Saturday in Mogadishu, a source close to the meeting told Somali Times The President and the members discussed how to resolve the dispute between the parliament and cabinet, according to the source. The MPs are

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Forty six soldiers arrested in connection with Wednesday House session standoff

Mogadish – Forty-Six soldiers apprehended after they allegedly interrupted yesterday’s Lower House session, officials confirmed.Soldiers who mainly drowned from police and National Intelligence and Security Agency NISA were deployed into the Parliament building to disrupt the debate on the motion against Jawari, Somali National Army Chief, Abdiweli Jama Gorod who spoke to media said several

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Jawari surrendered to Amisom security

Mogadishu – The political stand-off in Mogadishu surrounding Jawari’s impeachment reached a crescendo on Wednesday afternoon after Amisom troops have intervened with the security of Parliament. Amisom troops were seen escorting House Speaker Mr Mohamed Osman Jawari and the 2nd Deputy Speaker Mahad Awad from the Parliament building after a raucous session nearly ended in

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