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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...

Somali war criminal Tuke arrested in Virginia

Somali war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali
By: FOX5 Federal investigators have arrested a former Somali army officer who is now living in Springfield, Virginia. Homeland Security Investigations says 69-year-old Yusuf Abdi Ali, a.k.a. "Tukeh," committed human rights abuses against...

Earth’s population reaches 8-billion milestone, but this upward trend may not continue for long

The United Nations on Tuesday is marking Earth's population reaching eight billion people. (blvdone/Shutterstock)
By:· CBC News  On Tuesday, the United Nations officially marked the day the global population reached eight billion people. It's not an exact science. It may have happened weeks or months ago or may not even...

Somali American legislative candidate poised to make history

This undated photo provided by Mana Abdi, shows Democrat candidate for Maine Legislature Mana Abdi. Abdi’s path to office was cleared when her Republican candidate dropped out. If elected, she would be the first Somali American to serve in the Maine Legislature. (Courtesy Mana Abdi via AP)
By :Associated Press LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Democratic candidate is poised to become the first Somali American to serve in the Maine Legislature after her challenger dropped out of the race. Republican Fred Sanborn-Silvers'...

US kills Al-Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan

Zawahiri was killed in a US strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, the biggest blow to the Al Qaeda group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. (AFP)
By: Zakeriye Ahmed, Horn diplomat correspondent Over the weekend, the US killed Al-Qaeda's top leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. Ayman Al-Zawahiri was the...