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Dozens dead in terror attack on Somali hotel

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/15/19, 10:27 am

The Somali terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel over the weekend that left at least 26 people dead, including several foreigners. The insurgents first set off a car bomb at the Asasey Hotel in the port city of Kismayo, Somalia, on Friday evening before launching a gunfire siege that lasted more than 14 hours. Responding troops ended the attack when they killed all the insurgents. Regional politicians and elders were inside the hotel discussing an upcoming election when the attack began.

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Associated Press/Photo by Andreea Alexandru

Hungary’s ‘soft autocrat’ visits the White House

International | The prime minister’s controls include the country’s news media
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/13/19, 12:52 pm

HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will get his long-sought sit-down with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House amid growing concerns the anti-Soviet reformer increasingly is running Hungary like a “soft autocracy.” Particularly unprecedented among European Union states are Orbán’s moves to

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Associated Press/Photo by Susan Walsh (file)

U.S. targets Islamic State in Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/10/19, 10:37 am

A U.S. airstrike in northern Somalia killed at least 13 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday, the U.S. military said Thursday. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said no civilians died during the strike, which targeted an extremists’ encampment in the Golis Mountains. Islamic State in December 2017 recognized the Abnaa ul-Calipha extremist group as its Somalia branch. The group remains active in the semi-autonomous Puntland region. Last month, AFRICOM said an airstrike killed Abdihakim Mohamed Ibrahim, a senior official of the group.

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