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European suggests easing Somalia embargo

Diplomats stepped up efforts Tuesday to support Somalia’s transitional government after the capital of Mogadishu was taken over by an Islamic militia, with a top European official suggesting easing an arms embargo and regional governments considering sanctions against warlords. Somalia’s weak, U.N.-backed transitional government could only watch from the sidelines last week as a militia of the Islamic Courts Union, which the U.S. accuses of harboring al-Qaida terrorists, battled the warlords and seized Mogadishu. Full Story

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