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Two US SEAL Team Members Missing After Incident Off Somalia Coast

Members of the U.S. military boarded and searched a flagless ship off the coast of Somalia to search for weapons and other smuggled contraband in 2020.Credit...Louis Thompson Staats IV/U.S. Navy
By: NEWYORK TIMES Two members of the Navy SEALs remained missing on Saturday after a mishap two days ago while they were attempting to board a ship off the coast of Somalia, two current and two former...

US Senate passes NDAA 2024, which included the Somaliland Partnership

The dome of the US Capitol is reflected in a window on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, in April. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Reuters
By: Staff writer The USA Senate finally passed the NDAA 2024, which included the Somaliland partnership Act. The Partnership Act stipulates that Somaliland and the United States cooperate in countering Chinese influence in the...

US says Somali pirates likely behind attempted tanker seizure near Yemen

An undated photo released by Zodiac Maritime shows the tanker Central Park, which a group of armed attackers attempted to hijack in a raid on November 26 [Zodiac Maritime via AP]
By: ALJAZEERA The United States has said that a group of attackers who tried to seize an Israel-linked cargo ship over the weekend were probably Somali pirates rather than Houthi fighters from nearby Yemen.Speaking on Monday, Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General...

Kevin McCarthy removed as US House speaker in unprecedented vote

Republican Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters hours after he was removed as speaker of the House on October 3, 2023 in Washington, DC [J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo]
By:AL JAZEERA The United States House of Representatives has voted to remove Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the result of infighting within his own party and persistent challenges from its rightward flank. McCarthy was expelled...

UN approves Haiti force after year of pleas

A motorcyclist passes by burning tires as people demonstrate over the rise in the cost of living in Petit-Goâve, Haiti on September 14, 2023 (Richard PIERRIN)
By:AFP The United Nations Security Council on Monday approved a Kenyan-led mission aiming to bring stability to Haiti, a year after leaders in the violence-ravaged Caribbean nation first pleaded for help. The Western...

US envoy to Türkiye to attend Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony

US envoy to Türkiye to attend Erdogan's inauguration ceremony
By: Anadolu Agency President Joe Biden announced Friday that a US presidential delegation will attend the inauguration ceremony of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Türkiye on Saturday.  "T.H. Jeffry L. Flake, United States Ambassador...

US Special Envoy for the Horn due in Ethiopia and Djibouti

US Special Envoy for the Horn due in Ethiopia and Djibouti
By: US Department of State US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Ambassador Mike Hammer will travel from May 31 – June 6 to Djibouti and Ethiopia. In Djibouti, Ambassador Hammer will participate in the East...

Taiwan President Tsai meets US House Speaker McCarthy in LA

President Tsai Ing-wen (left), chats with U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in Reagan Library. (Twitter, Kevin McCarthy photo)
By: Taiwan newsTaiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday morning (April 5) met with U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in Greater Los Angeles, marking a major milestone in Taiwan-U.S. relations. At 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday,...

Senior Islamic State leader in Somalia killed in U.S. special operations raid

Senior Islamic State leader in Somalia killed in U.S. special operations raid
By: Newyork Times WASHINGTON — U.S. Special Operations commandos killed a senior leader of the Islamic State militant group in an early-morning helicopter raid in a remote area of northern Somalia on Thursday, U.S. officials said.

Somalia: New minerals discovered in massive meteorite may reveal clues to asteroid formation

By: Albert University U of A experts play key role in identifying and naming two substances never before seen on Earth. A team of researchers has discovered at least two new minerals that have never...