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  • Somalia receives food aid as ‘catastrophic’ drought worsens

    Somalia receives food aid as ‘catastrophic’ drought worsens

    Somalia received much-needed humanitarian assistance from the United Arab Emirates in the presence of senior Somali government officials.UAE Ambassador to Somalia Mohamed al-Othmani said the food supplies were meant to help Somalia fight the drought that has devastated the country.

  • Mexico President to bypass Congress to keep Army in streets

    Mexico President to bypass Congress to keep Army in streets

    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won approval for creating the force in 2019.This he did by pledging in the Constitution that it would be under nominal civilian control and that the army would be off the streets by 2024.Neither the National Guard nor the military have been able to lower the ins...

  • First humanitarian food aid set to leave Ukraine for Africa

    First humanitarian food aid set to leave Ukraine for Africa

    The vessel, which docked in Ukraine Friday, will carry 23,000 tons of grain bound for Ethiopia. It’s part of a U.N.-backed plan to move grain trapped by Russia’s war on Ukraine and to help relieve a global food crisis.Previous ships with grain were allowed to leave Ukraine under the deal but were no...

  • Police raid Peru President's home in search of relative

    Police raid Peru President's home in search of relative

    Castillo himself is the subject of five criminal investigations, including for graft, and has survived two impeachment attempts since taking office in July last year.Images broadcast on several television channels showed agents entering Castillo's home in the rural, northern Cajamarca region on Wedn...

  • Trump facing major criminal investigations as he considers 2024 presidential run

    Trump facing major criminal investigations as he considers 2024 presidential run

    Monday's unprecedented FBI raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida was the latest indication that investigators remain focused on the country's 45th president. Reports say the investigators were seeking classified documents he may have taken with him when he left Washington last year.

  • Al-Shabab faces pushback in Ethiopia’s Somali region

    Al-Shabab faces pushback in Ethiopia’s Somali region

    The region had been hailed as the most peaceful in Ethiopia since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018.But that was put to the test three weeks ago when al-Shabab fighters forced their way into the region, igniting a deadly confrontation deep in Ethiopia.

  • Bomb kills extremist Pakistani Taliban leader in Afghanistan

    Bomb kills extremist Pakistani Taliban leader in Afghanistan

    Abdul Wali, known as Omar Khalid Khorasani, was travelling in southeastern Afghan border province, Paktika, late Sunday when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle, multiple militant and Pakistani security sources said Monday.Khorasani’s group, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), known as t...

  • FBI: Al-Qaeda determined to strike at US despite leader's killing

    FBI: Al-Qaeda determined to strike at US despite leader's killing

    Both Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State as well as their affiliates "intend to carry out or inspire large-scale attacks in the United States," according to the FBI.Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, a key architect of the attacks of September 11, 2001, was killed during the early Sunday morning strike on...

  • Ethiopia accuses US, EU of 'indulging' Tigray rebels

    Ethiopia accuses US, EU of 'indulging' Tigray rebels

    In recent weeks, both the federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) have said they are willing to negotiate an end to the country's civil war, which began in November 2020.

  • US donates military vehicles to AU troops in Somalia

    US donates military vehicles to AU troops in Somalia

    The handover, attended by U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Larry Andrè and senior officials of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia, ATMIS, took place Thursday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.The 24 armored personnel carriers (APCs), donated by the U.S. government will boost the A.U. forces’ ca...