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Poland’s Coach Probierz Optimistically Downplays Lewandowski’s Injury Concerns

Poland's Robert Lewandowski exited the field with an injury during a victory over Turkiye, mere days ahead of the Netherlands clash at Euro 2024. Coach Michal Probierz downplayed the severity of Lewandowski's injury from Poland's recent friendly, expressing optimism about his quick return. During the match against Turkiye, Lewandowski had to withdraw mid-game due to a thigh injury occurring just 30 minutes into play. The skirmish also saw Karol Swiderski hobbling off early, after twisting his ankle during his goal…

Southgate Takes Proactive Measures with Stone’s Replacement Following Injury Concerns

England will compete in Euro 2024 without Harry Maguire, sidelined by a persistent calf ailment. John Stones, another key defender, also stirred injury worries when he was substituted during a match against Iceland at the intermission. John Stones’ departure from the pitch was a cautionary response, Gareth Southgate confirmed. The athlete tangled with an opponent, leading to an awkward fall that jeopardized his ankle. Southgate explained that as the tournament approaches, they opted to err on the side of caution.…

Flydubai Halts Mogadishu Flights Amid Rising Safety Fears

Mogadishu (AX) - Flydubai Airlines is hitting the brakes on its flights in and out of Mogadishu starting June 11, 2024. They passed a memo to partners spilling the beans. The message read, "Sorry to say, but due to operational jitters, flydubai will halt its Mogadishu operations from June 11, 2024. Our final flight will hit the skies on June 10." The airline's grapevine didn’t spell out the whys and wherefores, but the buzz is it boils down to security woes. This isn't flydubai's maiden suspension rodeo. Back in April,…

Italy and Turkey Clash in Goalless Draw: Rising Injury Concerns for Azzurri Ahead of Euro 2024

Amidst preparations for Euro 2024, Italy's warm-up game ended in a stalemate—a disheartening 0-0 draw against Turkiye. Adding to the squad's woes, Luca Pellegrini exited the pitch in the 68th minute, later spotted nursing his knee with a cold compress. His downturn followed recent exits by Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini. Drama unfolded just before the half-time whistle when Bryan Cristante's powerful header struck the post, inching Italy close to a breakthrough. The latter half shone brighter for Turkiye as…

De Jong Questions His Readiness for Euro 2024 Due to Fitness Concerns

Frenkie de Jong's participation in the Netherlands' first match at Euro 2024 remains uncertain as he battles an ankle injury. Despite the setback, Ronald Koeman has named De Jong in his 26-player roster for the upcoming championship, though he hasn't played for Barcelona since mid-April. This past season saw De Jong making only 30 appearances across all formats, with Barcelona trailing behind Real Madrid in LaLiga and bowing out at the quarter-finals in the Champions League. Although he has rejoined the national team, De…

High-level Talks: Somali President Holds Strategic Meeting with Russian Ambassador to Address Security and Humanitarian Concerns

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud recently had a meeting with the Russian Ambassador, Mikhail Golovanov, in Mogadishu. The discussions mainly revolved around security, social, and humanitarian issues. President Mohamud expressed his gratitude towards Russia for their generous support in Somalia's HIPC debt relief process. However, the details of the meeting were not disclosed by the Somali government. In March, Somalia successfully managed to cancel 99% of its debt owed to the Paris Club of creditor nations. Countries…

Gulf of Aden Under Siege: Escalating Threat of Somali Piracy Sparks Alarm

A European naval force apprehended six suspected pirates after they attacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, possibly part of a surge in piracy originating from Somalia.The assault on the Marshall Islands-flagged Chrystal Arctic occurred amid Yemen's Houthi rebels' attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. These attacks have disrupted commercial traffic through the area towards the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea.The pirates fired on the tanker from a vessel carrying weapons and ladders, armed…

Gulf of Aden Under Siege: Escalating Somali Pirate Activity Sparks Alarm

The Indian Navy heroically saved the MV RUEN in the waters off Somalia on March 16, 2024. A European naval squad captured six suspected pirates who attacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden. These incidents are part of a rising trend in piracy activities originating from Somalia. The pirates assaulted the Chrystal Arctic, a ship sailing under the Marshall Islands' flag, with firearms and ladders. They carried rifles and grenades, according to Ambrey, a private security company. A skirmish ensued between the pirates and the…

Champions League Final in Jeopardy as Tchouameni Faces Injury Concerns

Real Madrid secured their spot in the Champions League final, but encountered a potentially significant setback along the way. Aurelien Tchouameni may not be fit for Real Madrid's forthcoming battle against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final. In a remarkable comeback, Madrid triumphed over Bayern Munich, yet Tchouameni had to exit the game in the 70th minute due to a stress injury in his left foot. The injury is expected to keep him out of action for three to four weeks, causing him to miss the final trio of…

Is Somalia Prepared for Extradition Deal with Turkey? Worries Mount as Agreement Looms

London (AX) — Somalia and Turkey have finalized a legal cooperation pact that will streamline the transfer of criminals, convicts, and suspects. The approved agreement, outlined by Somalia's Minister of Justice and Constitution, Hassan Mo'allin Mohamoud, sought to alleviate concerns about potential misuse of the pact for political gain. He committed to robust legal processes and judicial scrutiny in both nations, ensuring a thorough examination of evidence against the accused. "We pledge that political motives will not…

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