Author: Yeshihareg Abebe

U.S. Africa Command Says Airstrike Kills Two Al-Shabaab Militants

Following the Al-Shabaab attack on the U.S. military base in Kenya, which has killed one U.S. soldier and its two contractors, the U.S. Africa command conducted an airstrike on militants in Somalia. According to AFRICOM’s statement, the airstrike was executed in the Qunyo Barrow area, in coordination with the Somalian

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Why Al-Shabaab Continued To Attract Kenyan Fighters?

Despite numerous efforts of the Kenyan government and its allies, Al-Shabab continues to recruit Kenyans. On Wednesday, Kenyan National Police Service (NPS) identified three Kenyans who went to Somalia to join the terror group. According to the NPS statement, the three are already in Somalia training under Al-Shabaab. Without argument,

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Yemen’s War: Iran Increased Its Technology Transfer

“Yemen is where the real proxy war is going on and winning the battle in Yemen will help define the balance of power in the Middle East.” Iran is increasing its military support for Houthi forces in Yemen through the transfer of new technology and advanced weaponry. According to Taimur

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Kenya Extended The Closure Of Dadaab Refugee Camp For Six Months

Kenya has announced that it has extended the closing date of Dadaab refugee camp for six months, sparing 200,000 refugees to stay in its territory. The country took the measure after requested by UNHCR to do so. Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, stated that the “volatile security situation in

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Is North Korea Preparing For A New Nuclear Test?

. New satellite images of North Korea’s activity at its nuclear sites have raised speculation over new nuclear test around its major national anniversaries in the coming days. The images show increased activities including large number of vehicles and people around three of the tunnel entrances at the nuclear test

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Rising Tension in Ukraine over Russian Maneuvers

Russian military drills around its border with Ukraine have become frequent over the last 12 months. According to Corey Charlton, writer at The Sun, around 40, 000 Russian troops  are massing on the country’s border with Ukraine and the USA has suggested that Russia is preparing for new incursions – raising fears

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Bastille Day Atrocity

A large truck that slammed through a Bastille Day crowd took the lives of 84 people and injured around 100 on July 14 2016 in Nice, France. The driver of the truck first shot a gun into the crowd and then drove for two kilometers along the Promenade des Anglais,

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Colombia Secured Historic Ceasefire Agreement

After decades of conflict in Colombia, rebels, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the county’s government has reached an agreement to lay down arms. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC Commander Rodrigo Londono signed the Agreement in Havana in an event attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Norwegian

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Fate Of Civilians Trapped In Fallujah Offensive

Around 50,000 civilians are trapped in Fallujah, one of the strongholds of ISIS in Iraq, with the Iraqi force besieging the city. According to the UN, among these civilians, 20,000 of them are believed to be children. The Iraqi army, backed by different militias and US-led coalition forces, began its

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Turkey Warns EU On Deal Over Migrant Visas

President Erdogan warns EU that Turkey could block the migrant deal unless they grant access to the EU’s passport free Schengen area. In his speech at the closing of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan assured that “If that is not going to happen [or if access is not

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World Powers Consent to Support Fight Against IS in Libya

Permanent members of the UN Security Council and more than 15 nations gave their consent to respond to Libya’s government requirements in its fight against IS in a meeting in Vienna. According to Al Jazeera reports, the countries are “ready to consider demands from Libya’s new unity government for exemptions

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The Crisis In Egypt: How Long Will Sisi Be Safe?

  Following the 2013 coup that ousted leader Morsi from power, the era of authoritarianism seems to reign in Egypt. Sisi has been criticized for leading Egypt with an iron fist by, “intimidating, jailing and killing dissenters and manufacturing loyalty through fear” says Mohamad Elmasry, an assistant professor at the

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War In Aleppo: A Turning Point in Syria’s Civil War?

  The Syrian army, with the support of Russia’s air, Hezbollah and other fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, have recaptured Aleppo, which was one of the largest cities in the Levant and economic center of Syria. Aleppo has been besieged by a major rebel base since 2012, forcing President

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