UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Oct. 30 a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon met the president of Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, under heavy security Oct. 29 in Mogadishu
Search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean will be undertaken by the EU as of weekend, but UK says it cuts support, while future of Italian mission looks uncertain
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows and new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Screening the news on Turkey, both domestic and foreign; one would get the impression that the country is in real trouble
‘Either we will be watching the massacre there and will live on with a guilty conscience or we will save people,' Turkey-born founder of Chobani Greek Yogurt Hamdi Ulukaya says
Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Oct. 5 recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the Shebab, removing a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia
From the collapse of the last official government of Somalia in 1991, led by military strongman Siad Barre, to the election of this new government led by President Hassan Mohamud Sheikh in September 2012
Inaction will be more costly than a quick and timely approach to reverse the effects of climate change, Turkish President Erdoğan says, vowing to take action
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report
Somalia’s government has warned that the country’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed their leader was killed earlier this week in a US air strike.
Eighty-two illegal refugees who human traffickers had promised to transport to Romania have been rescued after being marooned on a small boat 24 miles off the coast of Istanbul
US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, the Somali government said. The Pentagon had earlier confirmed the operation
Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The last time “Mare Nostrum”(Latin for “Our Sea”) was used as a political slogan in Italy, Mussolini’s fascists were claiming dominance over the entire Mediterranean.
At least 15 countries will be represented at the highest level at the event, however, the United States will send its Ankara Embassy’s chargé d’affairs
The founders of WildLeaks - a sort of WikiLeaks for the environment - say it is the first secure, online whistle-blowing platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime
Some 20 leaders have confirmed their attendance for the official ceremony when President Gül will hand over office to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Several shops in Basmane, an İzmir neighborhood where illegal refugees from Iraq, Somalia and Syria reside, have included life vests and similar equipment into their inventory
The Italian navy said it had rescued more than 2,000 migrants over the weekend from boats in the Mediterranean, bringing the number it has brought ashore this year to nearly 100,000
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