THE YOUNG SOMALIS RECREATING MOGADISHU’S PREWAR SPLENDOUR

THE YOUNG SOMALIS RECREATING MOGADISHU’S PREWAR SPLENDOUR

By stephen Buranyi A project that uses crowdsourced photos of destroyed buildings to form 3D digital models is helping refugees rediscover their roots Five years ago, Yusuf Shegow visited the ruins of the once-grand Al-Uruba hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean on Mogadishu’s waterfront. His grandfather had worked at a nearby hotel in the 1970s, and […]

Somalia’s Puntland MP killed in Galkacyo town

Somalia’s Puntland MP killed in Galkacyo town

Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland Member of Parliament has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night in Somalia’s central town of Galkayo, police said. The deceased MP, whose name has been identified as Abdihakim Mo’alim was assassinated by young hooded men armed with pistols near Clasic hotel in the town, police officer, […]

Two ISIS shooters arrested in Mogadishu

Two ISIS shooters arrested in Mogadishu

Two of ISIS assassins have been arrested following joint operation in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. the Somali security forces had successfully captured two men, who accused of being members of ISIL group. The Agency says one of two suspects had carried out several assassinations in the capital Mogadishu. “We arrested two ISIL suspects in Mogadishu operations. […]

Peace deal without Palestine state ‘doomed to failure’

Peace deal without Palestine state ‘doomed to failure’

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has said that the so-called “Deal of the Century” — a backchannel U.S. Middle East peace plan — will be “doomed to failure without full Palestinian support”. “Peacemaking doesn’t require deals or ideas, but a genuine belief in peace as a way to end conflict,” PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said […]

 Turkish President Erdogan said Turkey has means to curtail the currency fluctuations in the short term.

 Turkish President  Erdogan said Turkey has means to curtail the currency fluctuations in the short term.

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey has means to curtail the currency fluctuations in the short term. Mr Erdogan Said in a meeting with former lawmakers during an iftar (fast-breaking) meal in Ankara, “The exchange rate fluctuations are due to global factors and are not related to Turkey alone,” Erdogan underlined that partial […]

Pakistan, Somalia sign $10.5M agreement for ID System

Pakistan, Somalia sign $10.5M agreement for ID System

Somalia and Pakistan governments have signed of an agreement for grant of US$ 10.5 million and provision of technical assistance for development of Somalia’s National Identification System. The Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi witnessed signing of an agreementon Wednesday after signing ceremony was held at his office in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by […]

Ebola patients escape from Congo hospital, two had help from family

Ebola patients escape from Congo hospital, two had help from family

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as medics raced to stop the disease spreading in the busy river port. Two patients left the hospital on Monday, said Henry Gray, head of the Medecins Sans […]

First next-generation F-35 jet produced for Turkey makes maiden flight

First next-generation F-35 jet produced for Turkey makes maiden flight

The first next-generation F-35A fighter jet produced for Turkey made its maiden flight at the U.S. weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin facilities in Fort Worth, Texas. In a video shared by the U.S. Department of Defense Wednesday, an F-35 warplane with the tail number 18-001 and a Turkish flag next to it circled around the facilities […]

Arab coalition destroys Houthi boats threatening oil tanker in Red Sea

Arab coalition destroys Houthi boats threatening oil tanker in Red Sea

The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi boats threatening an oil tanker in the Red Sea on Wednesday, UAE state-news agency WAM reported. UAE coalition forces destroyed the two boats that were targeting a commercial oil tanker, while two other Houthi boats escaped the report added. No specific details were given on the tanker, or if […]