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Turkey ‘to send back’ ISIL prisoners even if citizenships revoked


Turkey will send captured ISIL members back to their countries, even if their citizenships have been revoked, Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu has said.   Soylu on Monday hit out at European countries, saying they were creating “a new form of international law” by demanding that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) prisoners be tried where they were caught. He ...

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Hong Kong protester shot in street confrontation with police


Hong Kong police opened fire and wounded at least one protester during a fracas broadcast live on Facebook, as chaos erupted across China’s self-governing territory during rush hour on Monday. Footage showed a police officer drawing his weapon in the eastern district of Sai Wan Ho as he tried to detain a masked man at a road junction that had ...

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Turkey deports US national as it starts returning ISIL fighters


  Turkey has deported a US national who is a member of ISIL, according to a Turkish official, as Ankara said it started repatriating captured fighters belonging to the armed group. In comments carried on Monday by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, interior ministry spokesperson Ismail Catakli said seven German nationals would be returned on November 14. Cataki did not immediately ...

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Somalia’s frightening network of Islamist spies


Somalia’s frightening network of Islamist spies Image copyrightAFP Somalia’s militant Islamists remain relatively undiminished, despite a 12-year UN-backed campaign against them, largely thanks to its sophisticated web of spies, writes the BBC’s Mary Harper. Often, when I return to the UK from Somalia, I get a phone call from al-Shabab. It usually happens even before I talk to my family, ...

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Bandits,herdsmen may turn Nigeria to another Somalia -Olajide, YCE scribe


Following the worsening state of insecurity in some parts of the country, the Secretary-General, Yoruba  Council of Elders (YCE), Dr. Kunle Olajide has raised fears that Nigeria may turn into another Somalia if the Federal government does not take drastic measures to  address the situation. In this interview with TUNDE THOMAS, he spoke on various issues. What is YCE’s reaction ...

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We’re ready to lose Somalia market, miraa traders say


  Miraa farmers could lose 90 per cent of the market if the diplomatic spat between Kenya and Somalia is not resolved. According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Somalia remains Kenya’s key miraa market, taking in about 50 tonnes of the commodity daily. The miraa sold to Somalia is valued at more than Sh100 million per day. On Saturday, ...

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‘The Pirates Of Somalia’ Trailer: Evan Peters Gets In Over His Head


Evan Peters and his fake beard might be in trouble in The Pirates of Somalia trailer. In the drama inspired by a true story, Peters plays a journalist who hopes to investigate Somali pirates, only to get more than he bargained for. The new film from The Bronze director Bryan Buckley also stars a very sleepy looking Al Pacino and Captain Phillips break-out Barkhad Abdi. Al ...

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Somalia’s al Shabaab militants attack military base outside Mogadishu, say kill 17 soldiers


Somalia’s al Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town, the group said on Friday. Residents and officials confirmed the attack, but gave no details on casualties. “After morning prayer today, two Mujahideen rammed into Barire military base with suicide ...

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Ethiopia must let Somalia determine its own fate


Ethiopia has long been a thorn in the side of Somalia, a troublesome neighbour, and an obstacle to regional peace. In an ideal world, the two countries would be brotherly nations but in reality the opposite is the case. The energy and resources spent by these erstwhile adversaries in undermining each other — could have made both nations prosperous. To ...

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Farmajo’s betrayal of the Somali people


All betrayals are not made equal. In recent weeks, a political disaster of epic proportions has befallen upon Somalia. The Somali government has committed what many – including some of its staunchest supporters – consider a treasonous act. Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has extradited a Somali citizen, a highly decorated military officer, a war hero who was ...

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