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Millions Embark on Hajj Amidst the Turmoil of Gaza Conflict

Over 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims have converged in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for Hajj, within the grim context of Israel's relentless assault on Gaza.The ritual commenced on Friday, with throngs of robed devotees making their loops around the Kaaba, the black cubic structure in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, deeply saddened by the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.“Our kin are perishing, and we see it with our own eyes,” remarked 75-year-old Zahra Benizahra from Morocco.Due to the closure of the Rafah crossing in May, when Israel intensified its…

Galmudug Leader Qorqor Unveils Compelling Evidence on North Galgaduud Unrest

Qorqor underscored the necessity for peace in Dhusamareb, Galmudug's heart. He called on all factions to unite, ensuring enduring tranquility and warding off future unrest. Qorqor highlighted the importance of solidarity in tackling disputes. "We must ready ourselves and ensure peace flourishes. Peace faces many adversaries. Each faction must stand strong and committed. With divine blessing, we will address the conflicts fully," President Qorqor declared. Qorqor pointed out that the conflict was not coincidental but…

Somali Clans Forge Initial Pact to Halt Deadly Conflict in Galgadud

Dhusamareb (AX) - Ahmed Abdi Kariye, the head honcho of Galmudug, along with elders from two feuding clans in the Galgadud area, have hashed out a truce to halt the bloodshed pronto. President Kariye, after surveying the battle zones, sat down with brainy folks and chieftains from both camps to iron out a swift remedy for the fracas, which claimed 55 lives and left more than 60 folks injured. The trio inked a deal: lay down arms ASAP and team up with the security peeps; divide the warring squads; and gear up for a peace…

Commission Delivers Directives to Quell Violent Tribal Feud in North Galgaduud

The latest decrees zero in on the tussle in Landhere, nestled between the towns of Aabudwaq and Herale, smack dab in the heart of Galgaduud. Stuff has gotten gnarly, with heaps of folks losing their lives and infrastructure taking a nosedive.Galmudug's Information Minister, Abshir Sheikhow, spilled the beans to the press about the committee's marching orders: those duking it out need to bolster the ceasefire and hightail it to their assigned spots.The committee also put forth a stern ultimatum to the politicos, demanding…

Waddani Leader Accuses President Bihi of Stoking Unrest to Dodge Elections

Hargeisa (AX) - Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan, leading the helm of North Western of Somalia's Waddani Party, declared that President Muse Bihi Abdi ought to face repercussions for misdeeds during his tenure. Addressing a gathering in Hargeisa on Sunday night, Hirsi stated, "This very night, the prime individual needing accountability is Bihi. Considering what transpired in our nation and his current predicament, he must answer for his actions."He implicated the president in reneging on a pact brokered by East Buro elders, steered by…

Tragic Clan Conflict in Central Somalia Claims 50 Lives

Dhusamareb (AX) - Clashes between rival clans in central Somalia have claimed 50 lives, primarily from both conflicting parties. Hostilities rage on in a hamlet nestled between Herale and Abudwak in the Galgadud territory. The skirmish kicked off post-dawn prayers on Saturday, with two militias—one from the Marehan clan, the other from the Dir clan—engaging in battle within Abudwak and Herale settlements. Eyewitness accounts report over 60 individuals injured during the conflict, with many being whisked away to hospitals…

Devastating Inter-Clan Violence Claims Lives of Nearly Ten in Central Somalia

Dhusamareb (AX) - In a fierce inter-clan skirmish, at least eight folks on both sides met their demise, with another ten suffering injuries, in a small hamlet nestled between Heraale and Abudwak districts in Galgadud region this past Saturday. Clashes erupted in the Landhere locale, a mere 20 km from the Hurshe quarter, as rival militias from Heraale and Abudwak clashed. Traditional elders have launched initiatives to quell the brawl, aware of its potential to escalate into significant bloodshed. The Galmudug regional…

Norway Defines Role in Resolving Kenya-Somalia Maritime Boundary Conflict

Norway’s earlier involvement in the disagreements triggered heated diplomatic outcries from Nairobi, alleging that Norwegian businesses spurred legal tussles. “We have zero bilateral issues. Rather, we share common concerns about global and regional matters,” the Minister disclosed during a speech at the University of Nairobi on Thursday. The occasion marked six decades of diplomatic ties, with Norway refuting any misconduct at that time. “Our conversation will focus on bolstering our cooperation concerning Sudan, South…

Watchdog Reports Grave Violations of International Law in Tigray Conflict

Ethiopian soldiers patrol Mekele's streets in the northern Tigray region, following the city’s takeover during the crackdown on the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesLONDON -- A report by the U.S. think tank New Lines Institute has unearthed "grave violations" of international law and crimes against humanity committed throughout the Tigray War’s two-year span.The study revealed a "solid basis" indicating that all sides involved in the strife perpetrated war crimes…

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