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Kenya foils terror attack planned by Somali militants

NAIROBI, June 12 (Reuters) – Kenya has seized six men suspected of planning an attack sponsored by the al Shabaab militant group from neighbouring Somalia, the head of Kenyan police said late on Sunday. In recent weeks, the East African nation has lost 20 officers in various attacks, mostly on deserted roads in the vast northern region bordering Somalia, in ...

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Libya issues new terror blacklist with ‘75 individuals linked to Qatar’

Monday June 12, 2017 Tripoli — Libya’s National Defense and Security Committee suggested an additional blacklist to be included in a terrorism blacklist issued by Arab states earlier this week. This new list includes 75 individuals and 9 entities linked to Qatar.   Several Libyan names were among those classified as terrorists backed by Qatar. On Friday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ...

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Qatari’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Arrives in the Capital of Somalia

Sunday June 11, 2017 Mogadisho (WBW: The GBM) – A delegation led by Qatari’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi reached today in the Capital of the Republic of Somalia, Mogadisho and met the President of the Government of Somalia Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo. During the meeting, the Qatari Minister thanked the President of the ...

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Republic of Somaliland fully supports Saudi-UAE stance against Qatar

Saturday June 10, 2017   The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Somaliland, today, fully supported the stand that Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen and other Gulf states took against Qatar, accusing it of support to Islamic militants and terror groups in the region. In a statement His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Saad Ali ...

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Turkey agrees to deploy troops to Qatar

STRAITS TIMES | PUBLISHED: JUNE 10, 2017, 5:00 AM SGT   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with commandos after an iftar – the breaking of the daily fast during Ramadan – in Kayseri, Turkey, on Thursday. Mr Erdogan rapidly approved a Bill to deploy troops to Qatar after it was pushed through Parliament.PHOTO: REUTERS   STANBUL • President Recep Tayyip ...

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Russian jet intercepts US bombers over Baltic Sea

Sky News | Saturday 10 June 2017 The appearance of an American B-52 will not ease tensions between the West and Moscow, a Russian official says.   Russian SU-27 flanker intercepts a US Air Force B-52H, which was participating in an exercise over the Baltic sea.   The US Air Force has released images showing a Russian fighter jet which ...

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Sisi and Trump speak by phone, discuss counter-terrorism efforts

Friday 9 June 2017 By Ahram Online FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. REUTERS   Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday and agreed on continuing efforts to decisively confront terrorism, and the importance of standing together against armed ...

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Terror list: 59 individuals and 12 Qatari-affiliated entities as listed in the Saudi, UAE, Bahraini, Egyptian statement

Friday June 9, 2017 By Arab News Yusuf Qaradawi   JEDDAH: A joint statement by the governments of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have listed 59 individuals and 12 Qatari-affiliated entities on a combined list of what they described as “terrorist supporters.” The joint statement said that the list was written as a result of “Qatar’s actions in contravention ...

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14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

AFP | Friday June 9, 2017 At least 14 people, most of them civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa, where tens of thousands of people have streamed in seeking assistance. The fighting broke out at a distribution site after some soldiers tried to steal food sacks meant for displaced ...

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