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Turkey and US Seal Deal on Advanced F-16 Fighter Jets Acquisition

Turkey and the U.S. Ink Deal for F-16 Jets ANKARA, Turkey (AX) — New Agreements Solidify Military Ties Between Turkey and U.S. In a pivotal move, Turkey has inked an agreement with the United States to buy F-16 fighter jets. This significant deal, made public on June 13, marks an important chapter in the alliance between the two NATO members. "Contracts are signed, and teams are ironing out the specifics," revealed a Turkish defense ministry insider during a briefing in Ankara. "Once finalized, details will be…

US Intelligence Reveals Yemen’s Houthis Negotiating Weapons Deal with Somalia’s al-Shabaab, Officials Report

"This chat is buzzing with chatter from both sides of the Red Sea," said an insider. "And it's being taken dead serious." The alliance between these two factions, historically divided by sectarian rifts, is an oddity. The Houthis are Zaydi Shiites, while al-Shabaab has staunchly opposed Shiism. Despite no known prior ties, they're only a hop across the Gulf of Aden away - a strategically substantial waterway - with a mutual enemy: the United States. The intelligence suggests a grim possibility: a quid pro quo could spell…

US Intelligence Confirms: Yemen’s Houthis Negotiating Arms Deal with Somalia’s al-Shabaab, Reports Suggest

In an image captured December 2023, individuals trained by the Houthis flaunt their firearms and wave Palestinian flags while shouting slogans at an armed parade in Al-Sabeen Square, Sana'a, Yemen. Photo courtesy of Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images/File U.S. intelligence has unearthed chatter among Houthis in Yemen about arming the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Three American officials told CNN that this troubling development could exacerbate an already chaotic situation. Authorities are now hunting for proof of Houthi…

Ethiopian Government Unveils Landmark Sea Access Deal to Parliament

Historic Sea Access Deal Presented to Ethiopian Parliament Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia’s Transport and Logistics Minister, Alemu Sime, has introduced an agreement to Parliament that secures Ethiopia access to a maritime route via North Western of Somalia. Inked on January 1, this pact is poised to transform Ethiopia's logistics landscape and foster fresh avenues of cooperation, reports Sime. Addressing Parliament, Sime highlighted the groundbreaking nature of the deal in fulfilling Ethiopia's…

Somalia Demands Withdrawal of Ethiopian Forces Unless North Western of Somalia Port Agreement Is Canceled, Official Declares

In the volatile landscapes of Somalia, over 3,000 Ethiopian troops are deployed as part of the expansive African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). They confront al Shabaab insurgents who dominate extensive areas of the region. Additionally, roughly 5,000 to 7,000 Ethiopian soldiers are distributed across various locales under a distinct bilateral accord. Tension between Mogadishu and Addis Ababa sharply escalated following Ethiopia’s decision to lease a 20 km stretch of shoreline from North Western of Somalia.…

President Bihi Emphasizes the Vital Importance of North Western of Somalia-Ethiopia Maritime Agreement for Red Sea Safety and Security

Hargeisa (AX) — President Muse Bihi Abdi of North Western of Somalia stressed the importance of a recent deal with Ethiopia to lease a naval base, crucial for addressing heightened insecurity in the Red Sea. The agreement could attract around $3.4 billion in investments and aims to lessen Ethiopia's reliance on Djibouti for maritime operations while strengthening security in the Red Sea area. In a conversation with the Financial Times, Bihi explained how this deal allows North Western of Somalia to assist in safeguarding…

North Western of Somalia President Warns Controversial Agreement with Ethiopia Could Prevent Red Sea Threats

North Western of Somalia President, Muse Bihi Abdi, believes the deal with Ethiopia can ensure 'freedom of navigation' in the region where Houthi rebels have targeted international ships. The controversial agreement between North Western of Somalia and Ethiopia involves leasing land near the Red Sea to improve the safety of ships navigating the Gulf of Aden. Somalia has strongly opposed the deal, emphasizing that no part of its territory will be given away. Muse Bihi Abdi emphasized that the arrangement with Ethiopia would…

Postecoglou Urges Speed in Securing Werner Deal Before Deadline

Timo Werner, loaned to Tottenham in January, is up in the air for a permanent deal. Ange Postecoglou sets a deadline to decide on making Werner’s loan permanent. Werner's time at Spurs saw him score twice and provide three assists in 14 games. Unfortunately, he missed the final five matches due to a hamstring issue sustained against Arsenal. Postecoglou admitted being calm about the situation, emphasizing that the decision is beyond his control. Negotiations between the clubs and Werner’s feelings will determine the final…

Unpacking the Illegality of the Ethiopia-Somaliland Naval Base Agreement in a Dynamic International Arena

On the 1st of January in 2024, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, signed an agreement with the Republic of Somaliland. In this deal, Ethiopia would gain access to a piece of coastal land in Awdal province to construct a naval base for a period of fifty years. In return, Ethiopia would acknowledge the sovereignty of Somaliland. However, the Federal Government of Somalia, the recognized governing body, strongly opposed this deal, referring to it as invalid. The global community, including entities like the United…

Kenyan Government Doctors Reach Deal to End Strike, Ensuring Improved Healthcare Services

Doctors at public hospitals in Kenya inked a pact with the government to end a strike launched in March. The agreement addresses salary arrears, hiring of trainee doctors, and insurance concerns. Television footage captured the handshake between union and government officials following the agreement. Health Minister Susan Nakhumicha confirmed the strike's end, citing the signed return-to-work formula. Arrears stemmed from a 2017 collective bargaining agreement, with doctors pressing for better medical insurance. KMPDU's…

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