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2008-08-29 15:00:52

MSF ceases medical activities in Mogadishu clinic amid fighting NAIROBI, Aug.

2006-07-30 13:43:41

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A conventional passenger plane flew in and out of Mogadishu's recently re-opened international airport for the first time in 11 years on Sunday in a sign of stability Islamists have brought to the capital.

2006-06-14 07:21:33

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Old typewriters, dusty passports, faded diplomatic pouches, invitations to embassy parties from 1991 and pictures of a man deposed as president 15 years ago -- Mohamed Awil has a lot of stuff to clear out.

2006-04-04 20:20:00

Ahmed Abdoulaye's two brothers were killed in an argument over water at a well a few months ago and the 15-year-old Somali was terrified the same fate would befall him.

2006-04-04 16:41:06

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Somalia needs an injection of $326 million to prevent a famine that threatens the country's fledgling government, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.

2006-03-08 10:45:43

By Jack Kimball NAIROBI (Reuters) - Drought-stricken Somalia could face a new famine on the scale of the catastrophe that killed tens of thousands of people in the early 1990s, a food security analyst told Reuters on Wednesday.

2006-03-01 06:53:00

By Guled Mohamed BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Not every trader in Baidoa is making a killing from the legislators, bodyguards and monitors who have swarmed its streets for a historic meeting of Somalia's interim parliament.

2006-02-16 03:25:00

Drought in Somalia is putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk, with some forced to drink their own urine or walk the equivalent of two marathon races to find water, a relief agency said on Thursday.

2006-01-27 09:16:38

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali pirate has demanded the release of "comrades" captured by the U.S. Navy last week, threatening to kill hostages in the future if the call was not heeded, according to media reports on Friday. Acting on a report of an attempted attack, U.S.

2006-01-11 08:59:15

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Osman Amir has a task few would envy. The soft-spoken biologist is seeking to assess what wildlife remains in Somalia, an anarchic Horn of Africa nation that has no functioning government.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.