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$248m drugs seized at sea by Bahrain-based force

Armed sailors from a Bahrain-based maritime task force have raided a dhow smuggling narcotics worth $248 million off the coast of Somalia. Navy forces were tracking the vessel, which was sailing from the Arabian Sea to the Horn of

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Mubadala signs cooperation deal with Somalia

Mubadala Petroleum has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia. During the first half of 2014, a high level engagement took place between the UAE and t

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Bahrain probe focus on livestock import fees

An investigation underway in Bahrain into alleged corruption surrounding livestock imports is focusing on a quarantine facility in Somalia, a report said. An inquiry had been launched after a Saudi livestock importer complained th

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Somali president names economist as new PM

Somalia's president has named economist Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as his new prime minister, ending weeks of political paralysis as the country strives to secure fragile security gains against Islamist militants. Ahmed previously

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Smuggling cartels, militants hinder revival of Somali port

Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu. One of o

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Western forces 'attack Somali militant base'

Somali Islamist militants said on Saturday "Western" forces attacked a house in one of its coastal bases in the town of Barawe under the cover of dark, killing one rebel fighter. Foreign forces landed on the beach at Bar

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500 to attend counter maritime piracy conference

More than 500 senior officials and experts are set to meet at an international counter-piracy conference to be held in Dubai on September 11 and 12. The third Public-Private International Counter-Piracy Conference, under the theme

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AAIB wins insurance trade license in Somalia

Jordan-based AAIB Insurance has received a license to trade in Somalia. The company received its 'Special Permit And Service Certificate Of Registration As A Business' from the Somali Ministry of Commerce and Industry rece

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Arms ship seized may have been Somalia-bound: UN

An Iranian ship laden with arms seized by Yemeni authorities in January may also have been bound for Somalia, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Monday. Yemeni forces intercepted the ship, the Jihan 1, off Ye

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Dubai Cares highlights plight of refugee children

Dubai Cares highlighted the plight of 43.3 million people worldwide, 46 per cent of them children, forcibly displaced from their homes and communities on the occasion of World Refugee Day. The UAE-based philanthropic organisation,

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