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Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Nairobi, Oct. 10 Kyodo - A Japanese female doctor abducted in Ethiopia in September told a Somali journalist over the phone on Friday that she and another aid worker are safe in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
SOMALI pirates holding a cargo ship full of battle tanks are trying to negotiate for its release after failing in their demand for pounds 10 million. The bandits who boarded and seized the Faina two weeks ago originally said they would never lower the ransom.
Text of report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] Al-Shabab has said they are ready to hold talks regarding the closure of Mogadishu airport in which they have banned all flights from landing at the airport.
Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] A passenger flight has landed in Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport a short while ago as the airport has been closed for more than 20 days now following the ban by Al-Shabab.
Excerpt from report by independent Somaliland newspaper Waaheen on 7 October A plane from Saudi Arabia which was carrying Somalis who had been deported from that country is said to have been denied clearance to land at Hargeysa airport.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 7 October Over 100 clan elders from the Hawiye have today asked Al-Shabab to reopen Mogadishu airport following a meeting in Mogadishu.
World in brief DEAUVILLE The European Union has agreed to establish an anti- piracy operation off Somalia.
By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN By Mohamed Olad Hassan The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.
Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 2 October [Presenter] Deputy speaker of the Somali parliament has said Somali pirates are being supported by powerful nations so that they can use them as an excuse to invade Somali waters. Bashir Qalif Gani has more details.
Text of report by Somali opposition Radio Voice of Mudug on 1 October A military cargo aircraft carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia landed safely at the Adan Adde International airport in Mogadishu, with no sign of attack from the Al-Shabab Islamic Movement.
The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton