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A disabled smugglers' boat loaded with Somali refugees drifted into Yemeni coastal waters but not before at least 52 people died, U.N. officials said Sunday.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 27 September Somali pirates have released two of the ships they had abducted after they received ransom.
Somali PM says doors open for insurgents to join peace talks MOGADISHU, Sept.
Armed Somali pirates hijacked a Greek ship with a crew of 19 of the Somali coast, a regional maritime official said Monday. The vessel, carrying coal, was seized by pirates last weekend, reported Bernama, the official Malaysian news agency reported.
Somali gov't retracts license of local airlines MOGADISHU, Sept.
Text of report by pro-Islamist Somali website Halgan.net on 21 September The [military] operations spokesman of Union of Islamic Courts [UIC], Shaykh Abdirahim Ise Adow, has reiterated that the UIC does not support the Al-Shabab Islamic Movement's move of closing Mogadishu airport.
By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb.
By Jean Ortiz Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. -- A Grand Island meatpacking plant fired at least 86 workers Friday after they walked off the job amid a dispute over prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, company officials said.
Text of report by Somali website Somaaljecel on 18 September The Djibouti-based wing of the Alliance for Re-liberation of Somalia [ARS] has condemned the action of the Al-Shabab group forcing the closure of Mogadishu Airport.
Excerpt from report by Somali Banaadir radio on 17 September The Somali national aviation body has threatened to revoke licenses of airlines that do not land at Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport from tomorrow [18 September] heeding to the Al- Shabab Islamist's warning.
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