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Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar criticised the US for its military aid to Israel.

Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the benefit of the doubt, but he faces multiple challenges.

<em>Somali</em> president asks PM to organise elections

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Somali president asks PM to organise elections

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed asked for the elections to be organised as soon as possible.

Somalia's president drops bid for extended term after chaos

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Somalia's president drops bid for extended term after chaos

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has dropped his controversial bid for an extended stay in office following overwhelming ...

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Mouth-watering lamb koftes

Ilhan Abdi

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Mouth-watering lamb koftes

A hearty meal: In the second part of our Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen series, Ilhan Abdi shares her lush lamb kofte recipe, guaranteed to be ...

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'Death to Islam' graffiti sprayed on mosque in US

A rights group is appealing for a law change after a mosque was vandalised.

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Somali opposition fighters block roads in capital Mogadishu

Witnesses said they saw machine gun-mounted vehicles stationed in opposition strongholds.

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Exchanges of gunfire during Mogadishu anti-Somali president Mohamed protests

Somalia's lower house of parliament passed a bill extending President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's term by two years in April.

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Ilhan Omar leads campaign against Biden's refugee policy

President Biden’s announcements on refugee numbers have been met with strong criticism from within the Democratic Party.

<em>Somali</em> president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

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Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

An Al-Shabaab suicide bomber killed seven civilians in an attack outside a cafe in the Somali town of Baido, 250 kilometres northwest ...

Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

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Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

US media reported Israel had struck an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

'Shameful' for Biden to build Trump’s wall, says Ilhan

The New Arab Staff

'Shameful' for Biden to build Trump’s wall, says Ilhan

Ilhan Omar criticised the Biden administration for its refugee decisions, and for reportedly continuing construction of the controversial Mexico ...

SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

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Child among dead in attack on Mogadishu tea shop

An attack on a tea shop in the Somali capital left at least five civilians dead on Saturday, including a child.

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Al-Shabaab attacks two key Somali bases: army

Somalia's army chief said the army is in control of both sites in the country's south after troops engaged the militants in an intense gun ...

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Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

Sophia Akram

Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

The Office for National Statistics says that understanding the needs of individual communities and identity groups is one of its main focuses ...

UN urges Somalia elections, extends peacekeeping mission

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UN urges Somalia elections, extends peacekeeping mission

A resolution extending the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia until December was unanimously approved by all 15 ...

Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

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Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

Nadia Khan

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

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