29 Jun 2009

Somalia: Battles in Middle Shabelle region leave 8 dead

A series of deadly battles in Middle Shabelle region of southern Somalia has left at least 8 people dead and dozens wounded, Radio Garowe reports. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Algerians note al-Qaeda ignorance of their nation's history

A recent video by al-Qaeda spokesman Abu Yahya al-Libi prompted many Algerian analysts to reject the terrorist group’s manipulation of Algerian history. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

East Africa: States in Joint Bid to Secure Coastline

Somali pirates marauding the East African coastline will now find it hard to hijack ships sailing along the Indian Ocean waters following a new agreement between Tanzania and Kenya to safeguard a greater area of the continental shelf. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Iran summons Swedish envoy after attack on mission

Iran summoned Swedish Ambassador Magnus Werndstedt after an employee of its embassy in Stockholm was injured in what Tehran called a “terrorist” attack, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Somalia: 5 killed as mortars target presidential palace

At least five people were killed and 14 others wounded Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu after suspected insurgents targeted the presidential compound with mortars and government forces responded with artillery fire, Radio Garowe reports. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Hundreds protest in France to defend illegal immigrants

Hundreds of leftist demonstrators from Europe on Saturday protested against the fate of illegal immigrants living in France’s northern city of Calais, a key exit point to Britain. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Eight army officers to testify in Ergenekon probe

Eight military officers, all colonels currently on active duty, will be testifying today as part of the investigation into Ergenekon, a clandestine network charged with plotting to overthrow the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) by force. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Commission verifies that two loyalist groups have disarmed

The international body overseeing the destruction of terrorist arms in Northern Ireland confirmed today that it had witnessed two loyalist terror groups put their arms beyond use. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

US gives Somalia about 40 tons of arms, ammunition

The U.S. government has provided about 40 tonnes of weapons and ammunition to Somalia’s embattled government in the past six weeks to help it fight Islamist insurgents, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Tanzania cattle clashes kill 12, uproot many more

Clashes over cattle between two ethnic groups in northwest Tanzania have killed at least 12 people since Thursday and displaced many more, local media said on Sunday.

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