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The conflict in Iraq is very dynamic in its nature, due to the fact that the attacks won’t stop at all. From our perspective, there is a high risk that Iraq will face a humanitarian...

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The White House has said that a US counter terrorism operation in January accidentally killed two hostages that were held by al-Qaeda. The hostages were Warren Weinstein, American, and Giovanni Lo Porto, Italian, and were...

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Five Yemeni men that were held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than 12 years have been transferred to foreign custody. Four were sent to Oman, and one to Estonia....

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Two young women appear in a video wearing Islamic garb with only their faces showing. One of them reads a brief statement in English “We are in big danger and we could be killed”. They...

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US journalist Luke Somers and the South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by the al-Qaeda militants in Yemen over the course of a failed rescue bid. The operation was carried out on Saturday...

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The United States revealed that it tried to rescue UK born American hostage Luke Somers, who is held in Yemen, by al-Qaeda, BBC states. He was kidnapped by gunmen in the capital city, Sanaa. The...

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BBC stated that US and Yemeni troops who are known to have freed eight people held by Al-Qaeda in Eastern Yemen are looking for Western hostages. The US and Yemeni officials say that an American,...

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Trying to escape near two towns in Mali, capping a week of violence in the desert, ten children were kidnapped and two others were killed by Al-Qaeda-liked rebels, said a senior military official. The rebels...

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According to BBC a group of seven Yemenis and a US military expert were taken hostage by a group that is thought to be linked to Al-Qaeda. They were freed by the Yemeni Special Forces....

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Somalia: History and Actors

October 24, 2014

The Somalia’s conflict origins are lost in the mists of history. The fall of President Siyad Barre’s military regime in 1991 is considered to be the catalytic event that triggered the conflict in Somalia. With...

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