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2008-09-27 15:15:00

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. The Somali pirates who abduct ships along the Somali coastline have released two ships, which were among the 10 they had seized. The pirates were holding the ships in the Puntland region [northern Somalia]. The two ships from Japan and Egypt were released last night after the pirates received a ransom of...

2008-09-26 09:00:27

Somali PM says doors open for insurgents to join peace talks MOGADISHU, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein on Thursday said insurgent groups that have not been part of the peace talks between the Somali transitional government and the opposition can still join in the national reconciliation process. Speaking at a news conference shortly after returning from Djibouti where he led a government delegation to the talks with the opposition, the Alliance for the...

2008-09-22 09:00:41

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. "We received the reports Monday that the Greek ship ... has been seized by pirates," Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the East Africa Seafarers Assistance Program, told the Xinhua, China's official news agency. "The vessel was carrying coal but...

2008-09-22 09:00:37

Somali gov't retracts license of local airlines MOGADISHU, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Somali transitional government have retracted licenses for local airlines to operate in the country following their "compliance" with insurgents' warning of not using the airport in the capital of Mogadishu, a civil aviation official said on Friday. The Al-Shabaab insurgent movement last week issued a warning for airlines not to use the Mogadishu airport which they said was used by "enemy forces". The...

2008-09-21 15:00:21

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. He said that the closure of the airport would adversely affect the Somalia population who used the airport. He urged Al-Shabab to withdraw their declaration of closing the airport. The UIC spokesman statement...

2008-09-21 00:00:19

By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - 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.But a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers said 150 Muslims lost their jobs.JBS Swift & Co. spokeswoman Tamara Smid confirmed 86 firings late Friday, saying the employees were terminated earlier that day for repeatedly leaving work without authorization....

2008-09-20 12:00:41

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. But a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers said 150 Muslims lost their jobs. JBS Swift & Co. spokeswoman Tamara Smid confirmed 86 firings late Friday, saying the employees were terminated earlier that day for repeatedly leaving work without...

2008-09-19 12:00:24

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. The ARS wing headed by Shaykh Sharif Shaykh Ahmad issued a statement saying that the alliance was saddened by Al-Shabab's decision to close Mogadishu Airport, adding that it was against the airport closure. Meanwhile, Shaykh Abdirahman, a member of the Djibouti-based...

2008-09-18 09:00:31

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. President Yusuf's spokesman has said that the government would revoke the licence of the airlines that fail to land at Mogadishu airport from 12:00 a.m. local time. [Rest of item about covered press conference of...

2008-09-16 03:00:19

Text of report by Somali Union of Islamic Courts website Qaadisiya.com on 14 September, subheading as published This press release was issued after one of the mujahidin factions [Islamist group Mujahidin Youth Movement, MYM] issued a statement demanding the closure of Adan Adde Airport [Mogadishu Airport]. Council of Somali Islamic Courts Date: 14 September 2008 Press Release We all know that the country as a whole is under enemy [Ethiopian] occupation; he has set up [military]...


Latest Somali people Reference Libraries

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2007-12-21 13:23:50

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

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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