Tag: Somalia

Heavy gunfire and casualties: Armed terrorists storm luxury hotel in Mogadishu
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Heavy gunfire and casualties: Armed terrorists storm luxury hotel in Mogadishu

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

A band of heavily-armed terrorists, claiming to be a part of Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabab, are storming the SYL Hotel ... Read More

Ukrainians, Palauans, N. Koreans, Libyans and Somalis denied US visas the most
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Ukrainians, Palauans, N. Koreans, Libyans and Somalis denied US visas the most

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

This year, the United States denied entry to every other Ukrainian visa applicant, according to a document published on the ... Read More

Qatar Airways lands in Malta for the first time
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Qatar Airways lands in Malta for the first time

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Malta landed at Malta International Airport on Tuesday 4 June 2019, marking the ... Read More

Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways
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Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019

Qatar Airways Group today published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way
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Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way
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Maritime security the Seychelles way

mm Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and ... Read More

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program
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Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

Qatar Airways partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares ... Read More

Qatar Airways expands agreement with Royal Air Maroc, launches services to Rabat
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Qatar Airways expands agreement with Royal Air Maroc, launches services to Rabat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch flights to Rabat, Morocco on 29 May 2019. Services to ... Read More

Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan
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Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019

People in Sudan are tasting freedom for the first time. It will be impossible to go back and tourism is ... Read More

List of Nationals died in Ethiopian Airlines Airbus 737-800 crash
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List of Nationals died in Ethiopian Airlines Airbus 737-800 crash

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed this morning six minutes after takeoff in Addis Ababa on route to Nairobi. 157 people died, ... Read More

Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class, seven new destinations at ITB Berlin 2019
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Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class, seven new destinations at ITB Berlin 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, revealed the airline’s new Economy Class experience and announced ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries
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Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time ... Read More

What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?
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What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019

Attacking the travel and tourism industry is the modus operandi by almost every terror group in the world. Tourism is ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Center offers assistance for Kenya
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Global Tourism Resilience Center offers assistance for Kenya

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019

The official opening for the Global Tourism Resilience Center is planned on January 20, and the center is busy already reaching ... Read More

Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes
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Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019

700 people could have died in the attack in Nairobi but didn't because of security measures in place and the ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Kenya tourism resilience is an example to the world
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African Tourism Board: Kenya tourism resilience is an example to the world

editor editor- January 16, 2019

The African Tourism Board strongly condemned the terror attack that occurred today at the luxury Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018
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Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law ... Read More

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Turkish Airlines and social media phenomenon have taken off for Somalia

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 5, 2017

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, this time has taken off for an ... Read More

Tourism returns as Somali piracy drops 40 percent
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Tourism returns as Somali piracy drops 40 percent

editor editor- March 13, 2012

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has reduced by 40 per cent since the deployment of Kenya forces in the ... Read More

Al Shabab sympathizers suspected to have caused carnage
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Al Shabab sympathizers suspected to have caused carnage

editor editor- March 12, 2012

Kenya’s determination to pursue Al Shabab terrorists deep into Somalia and joining AMISOM, the United Nations and African Union peace-keeping ... Read More

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Mogadishu flight
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Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Mogadishu flight

editor editor- March 7, 2012

The first major commercial airline flight into Somalia's volatile capital in more than 20 years has touched down safely. Read More

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“Jihadi tourism” booming in Somalia

editor editor- January 18, 2012

As international destinations go, Somalia has been off-the-charts for more than two decades. Read More

Consensus builds on total embargo on Somalia and no-fly zone
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Consensus builds on total embargo on Somalia and no-fly zone

editor editor- November 3, 2011

(eTN) - The news that two plane loads of weaponry and ammunition being offloaded yesterday at the airport of Baidoa ... Read More

Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy
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Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

editor editor- October 26, 2011

The Security Council renewed its call today for tougher anti-piracy measures in Somalia and the wider region, urging all countries ... Read More

Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya’s tourism sector
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Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya’s tourism sector

editor editor- October 1, 2011

A range of sources in Mombasa and Nairobi report that a second tourist kidnapping has taken place, this time at ... Read More

UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire
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UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire

editor editor- September 6, 2011

The United Nations agricultural agency today called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under ... Read More

UN calls for more aid at world’s biggest refugee camp
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UN calls for more aid at world’s biggest refugee camp

editor editor- August 18, 2011

The United Nations humanitarian chief earlier this week toured the world's largest refugee camp, telling residents of Dadaab in north-eastern ... Read More

UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia
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UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia

editor editor- August 4, 2011

The United Nations today declared a famine in three more areas in drought-ravaged Somalia, bringing to five the number of ... Read More

UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in need
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UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in need

editor editor- July 22, 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into ... Read More

UN declares famine in two regions of Somalia
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UN declares famine in two regions of Somalia

editor editor- July 21, 2011

The United Nations today declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia owing to the worst drought in decades, ... Read More

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Ban: Comprehensive global response to piracy off Somalia needed

editor editor- April 19, 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a comprehensive response to maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, saying the menace ... Read More

UN launches new anti-piracy plan
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UN launches new anti-piracy plan

editor editor- February 4, 2011

The United Nations today launched an action plan to combat piracy off the Somali coast, calling for greater support from ... Read More

Union condemns beating of 2 journalists by government officials
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Union condemns beating of 2 journalists by government officials

editor editor- January 12, 2011

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns today an action by Somali Transitional Federal government ... Read More

8 dead in suicide attack on Mogadishu airport
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8 dead in suicide attack on Mogadishu airport

editor editor- September 10, 2010

At least eight people have been killed in bomb blasts at the main airport in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, witnesses ... Read More

Somalia government points to Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab in hotel suicide bombing
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Somalia government points to Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab in hotel suicide bombing

editor editor- August 25, 2010

NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 32 people, including 6 legislators from the country's western-funded parliament, were killed on Tuesday, August ... Read More

African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia
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African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

editor editor- July 28, 2010

KAMPALA, Uganda - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has welcomed the call by the African Union to strengthen ... Read More

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