|Somalia on the world press.
We collect here for you to see what is the world is saying about Somalia and we would like to make
it clear to our readers not to get confused by the Transitional Federal Government this is the Exile
government that the UN and others created and now they found out it is the most corrupt thing on
the planed they will sell their body to get one dollar.
They also call the Somalia people fighting against the Corrupt inapt exile TFG many names like
Jihad est, or islamest or insurgents.
|Qatar suspends visa curbs plan
Qatar has suspended plans to make visitors from many countries obtain
visas before they travel, Qatari media and an airline industry source said.
News of the plan, floated earlier this month, surprised investors and drew
objections from airlines and tourism-related businesses, and local media,
the source said. Click here for more
Somali pirates seize 3 Thai ships with 77 crew
NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates hijacked three Thai fishing vessels with
77 crew aboard more than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) from the Somali
coast, the farthest-off-shore attack to date, the EU Naval Force said
Tuesday. Pirates have expanded their range south and east in response
to an increase in patrols by European and American warships off the
Somali shore. The hijacking of the three Thai vessels happened Sunday,
said Cmdr. John Harbour, a spokesman for the EU Naval Force. The
attack took place well outside the area that the EU force operates in, he
said. Click here for more
|Maliki Detained Hundreds of Sunnis in Secret Baghdad Prison
In news that is raising serious questions about the human rights record of
the US-backed Iraqi government, installed in the wake of the 2003 US
invasion of the nation, officials are confirming that Prime Minister Nouri al-
Maliki has been operating a secret prison in Baghdad since at least
The prison operated directly under the prime minister’s own office, though
Maliki denied any personal knowledge of its existence or the endemic
torture detainees faced there. Click here for more
||European regulators allowed some
airports to reopen Tuesday, even as
pilot groups and scientists called for
more caution before putting planes back
into European skies clouded by volcanic
Airports in Scotland and northern
England reopened Tuesday. A
spokesman for airport operator BAA
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|Universities Ban iPads
Even though the Apple iPad has received much praise for its design and
user interface, there are many who aren't so enamored with the device.
That includes a couple American universities that are having problems
with the iPad on their networks.
The problem stems not from the iPad's popularity but from the way it
connects to wireless networks. Princeton University in New Jersey has
blocked 20 percent of the iPads on campus because of "malfunctions that
can affect the entire school's computer system." Click here for more
|New ash cloud heading for UK
Scottish airports should open at 7am and more airspace over England
may become available from 1pm although not as far south as the main
London airports, Nats said in a statement.
The company added that the situation for Northern Irish airports is
uncertain, due to the latest information from the Met Office on the plume
of ash. Click here for more
Lone StarWhy Texas is doing so much better economically than
the rest of the nation.
Once a separate nation, Texas has recently been behaving more like an
independent economic republic than a regular state. While it hasn't been
immune to the problems plaguing the nation, the Texas housing market,
employment rate, and overall economic growth are relatively strong.
Chalk some of this up to accidents of geology and geography. But Texan
prosperity also reflects the conscious efforts of a once-parochial place to
embrace globalization. Click here for more
Jolie troubled by Somali unrest
Geneva - US actor Angelina Jolie said on Monday
she was concerned by the increasingly heavy
impact of conflict in Somalia on civilians."I am
deeply troubled by the complete and utter disregard
for human life in Somalia," said Jolie, a goodwill
ambassador for the Geneva-based UN refugee
agency (UNHCR). Click here for more
Engineers Generate Electricity by Tapping Into Algae Cells
ScienceDaily (Apr. 13, 2010) — In an electrifying first, Stanford scientists
have plugged in to algae cells and harnessed a tiny electric current. They
found it at the very source of energy production -- photosynthesis, a
plant's method of converting sunlight to chemical energy. It may be a first
step toward generating "high efficiency" bioelectricity that doesn't give off
carbon dioxide as a byproduct, the researchers say. Click more
|Top Qaeda Leaders in Iraq Killed in Raid
BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki announced Monday that
two top insurgent leaders had been killed, including a somewhat mythic
figure who has operated under the name Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. Mr.
Baghdadi has been reported dead or detained several times previously,
and his very existence had been called into question a few years ago by
American military leaders. Click here for more
Stranded Britons: Rescue plan
The UK government's plan to rescue stranded British citizens around the
world is developing. This is what we know so
far - more details are emerging through the
day. Bookmark this page and come back to
it regularly to find out more information.
Before travelling, check the most up to date
details with British consular officials as the
situation is subject to change. Click here for more
|Volcano Ash Paralyzes Northern Europe's Airways
Thick drifts of volcanic ash blanketed parts of rural Iceland on Friday as a
vast, invisible plume of grit drifted over Europe, emptying the skies of
planes and sending hundreds of thousands in search of hotel rooms,
train tickets or rental cars.The air traffic agency Eurocontrol said almost
two-thirds of Europe's flights were canceled Friday, as air space
remained largely closed in Britain and across large chunks of north and
central Europe. click here for more
Guns galore in Yemen
A man driving a tank stops at a military
checkpoint in Yemen. “Do you have
any weapons on you?” the soldier at the
crossing asks him. “No,” the tank driver
replies. “Okay,” the soldier says. “Go
right ahead.”Nothing could illustrate the
Yemeni weapons problem better than
this post-civil war joke. Yemen is swarming
with arms. An alarming figure recently published in the London-based A-
Sharq Al-Awsat suggests there are around three weapons to every
Yemeni citizen, amounting to some 60 million units. The proliferation of
unlicensed weapons in Yemen has become one of the chief problems in a
country currently engaged in conflicts on three fronts. Click here for more
|A wedding in transit
Stranded in Dubai due to the closure of airspace across Europe, Sean
Murtagh and Natalie Mead share an impromptu wedding ceremony with
family and friends in the UK via a live internet broadcast.
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|Navy looks for ways other than armed patrols to fight Somali
The US Navy will be unable to continue long-term operations against
pirates off the coast of Somalia, and it’s looking for other ways to solve
the growing problem, according to a top admiral.
As Somali pirates continue to find attacking cargo ships in the West
Indian Ocean profitable, they have become more and more aggressive,
forcing the international community to send naval ships from more than a
dozen countries to help patrol the vast waters off Somalia.
But the patrols are expensive and deprive the global fleet of precious
resources, and they can’t continue such costly operations, says Adm.
Mark Fitzgerald, the top naval commander in Europe and Africa.
Click here for more
Nuclear city to be set up; Kingdom to use atomic energy for
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday
the establishment of the King Abdullah Nuclear
and Renewable Energy City in Riyadh and said
it would use atomic energy for peaceful purposes,
especially in industry, agriculture, mining, desalin
ation and medical field.A royal decree issued by
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah
said development of atomic energy is essential to
meet the Kingdom’s growing requirements for energy to generate
electricity, produce desalinated water and reduce reliance on depleting
hydrocarbon resources. Click here for more
|Eyjafjallajokull: Impending Catastrophe?
The last time Eyjafjallajökull erupted, the outpouring of toxic ash went on
(intermittently) for around two years. If after 3 days European airspace is
closed down (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden,
Switzerland, Ukraine have closed their airspace totally; Belarus, Croatia,
France, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece and
Turkey have severe restrictions, some almost total), let us imagine what
can happen if this goes on for a couple of months. Or if the wind changes
and blows it south-west across Canada and the USA. click here for more
|Europe Flying Ban Is Extended
The flying ban over most of northern and central Europe has been
extended into Sunday, and the fallout from the Icelandic volcanic eruption
showed little sign of easing as airlines rolled out some contingency plans
to transport thousands of stranded travelers.
Some U.S. and Asian carriers have started to use airports in southern
Europe as staging posts by flying in larger aircraft, though inbound
passengers still have to find their own way via increasingly congested
ground transport links. Click here for more
|Flight disruptions in Europe get even worse
By JILL LAWLESS
The Associated Press
Saturday, April 17, 2010; 3:06 AM
LONDON -- Officials further extended no-fly restrictions over Europe
Saturday as a vast, invisible plume of grit continued to billow out of an
Icelandic volcano and drift across the continent.
The flight ban seemed likely to disrupt world leaders' plans to attend
Sunday's state funeral for Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife
Maria in the southern city of Krakow. Click here for more
|Israel iPad Ban Puzzles Many
JERUSALEM—Israel this week has been blocking travelers from bringing
Apple Inc.'s new iPad into the country saying the device's wireless
technology threatens to create interference with other products, a move
that has puzzled people both in Israel and Silicon Valley.
The Ministry of Communications said the ban was instituted earlier this
week because the iPad's Wi-Fi wireless technology was built to the U.S.
standard, which allows stronger signals than those allowed in Europe and
Israel. Click here for mo
Somali, Ethiopian refugees in Fargo-Moorhead say killings in their
home country are genocide
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Moorhead, Minn. — Refugees living in the Fargo-Moorhead area
are trying to draw attention to what they say is genocide
happening in their home country of Ethiopia.
A documentary film about the war, called "Silent Cry," is showing
Wednesday evening at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Violence is familiar to the people of Ogaden, a small area
originally part of Somalia, but given to Ethiopia after World War II.
The area has been caught in conflict between the two countries
for 50 years. Click here more
|UAE airlines offer refunds as ash cloud wreaks havoc on travel
April 17. 2010 12:27AM UAE / April 16. 2010 8:27PM GMT
DUBAI // Thousands of planes were grounded across Europe for a
second day after Wednesday’s volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Tens of thousands of passengers attempting to pass through, depart
from or return to the UAE have been affected by the disruption, which is
having worldwide repercussions.
A spokesman for Dubai International Airport said there were 50 flight
cancellations yesterday and more could be on the way today.
Click here for more
Hillary Clinton tells Israel to stop 'settlement activity' and
Hillary Clinton has said Israel must stop 'settlement
activity' and steer clear of comments that will provo
ke Palestinians.The US Secretary of State urged
"bold leadership" from all sides to resolve one of
the world's most intractable disputes.Speaking at
a dinner attended by the ambassadors of Israel
and several Arab states, Mrs Clinton urged Israel to "refrain from
unilateral statements and actions" that could undermine peace. Click
here for more
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