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Russia Set For Rocket Fire Off Libya

Russian warships are planning to carry out live rocket tests in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya later this month, prompting the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to warn aircraft passing through the airspace of the war-torn north African nation. The FAA has warned that the tests could be carried out by the Russian […]

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At Least 13 Killed in Somalia Fighting

At least 13 people were killed in fighting Tuesday between government forces and Islamist insurgents in southwestern Somalia, according to witnesses and officials. The fighting began early in the day when insurgents attacked the Somali National Army base in the district of Goofgaduud, about 35 kilometers outside, Baidoa, 250 kilometers (160 miles) northwest of Mogadishu. […]


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U.S. to Keep Training African Forces Hunting Kony

U.S. forces will continue to train African troops hunting Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony despite ending their formal mission in central Africa, according to the head of the U.S. military command on the continent. General Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of AFRICOM, told reporters on Thursday that the United States recognized that a revival of Kony’s Lord’s […]


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Dozens dead as ISIL attacks Coptic Christians in Egypt

ISIL says it was behind two bomb blasts that killed dozens of Coptic Christians in Egypt on Sunday, as they marked Palm Sunday ahead of Easter. In Tanta and in Alexandria, church services on one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar ended in carnage. At least 27 people died and nearly 80 were […]


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At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

A land mine explosion has killed at least 19 passengers of a minibus in Somalia hours after the troubled nation’s president declared a new war against the al-Shabab armed group. The minibus was travelling in the southern Lower Shebelle region on Thursday when it ran over the explosive device near the village of Golweyn, about […]