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Iran, Gulf states dispute over islands

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr.19, 2012

Tensions are mounting between Iran and the Gulf Arab countries over 3 disputed islands near the Strait of Hormuz.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week visited one of the islands, Abu Musa. Iran has effectively controlled the islands since 1971, when 7 Gulf emirates gained full independence from Britain and formed the United Arab Read more…

We want a stable Somalia, UAE tells President Kibaki

Monday, November 21, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.21,2011                     Kenya Media
We are following closely what is happening in Somalia and will support efforts to normalise Somalia and give hope to the country,” said President Zayed

Photo/PPS President Kibaki is received by Sheikh Khalif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on November 21, 2011. President Kibaki was on a State visit.

Kenya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday agreed that the resolution of the Somalia conflict and stabilisation of the horn of Africa nation was a key priority ahead of the reconstruction of the country. Read more…

Nairobi:Kenyan leader to visit in UAE

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.19,2011

NAIROBI, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) — Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is due to leave the country on Sunday for a four-day official visit to the United Arabia Emirates, his office said on Saturday. Read more…

Libya Crisis:UAE to support Libya reconstruction

Monday, August 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 29,2011
ABU DHABI, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will show its staunch support to Libya’s reconstruction and restoration of domestic Read more…

Libya:Libyan rebels get their cargo plane back

Friday, August 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 12,2011


Libyan Transitional National Council chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil listens to the 1952 National Anthem during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Libyan army’s establishment. Photo: AFP Read more…

Somalia:Somali pirates release ship

Friday, July 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 29,2011

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Pirate video: Danes, Filipinos plead for release -AP

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 20,2011
By JASON STRAZIUSO (AP)
 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A maritime industry group posted videos Tuesday on YouTube showing two Danes and four Filipinos held hostage by Somalia pirates pleading for the Danish government and the ship’s owner to help win their freedom. Read more…

Libya Contact Group starts meeting in Turkey

Friday, July 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 15,2011

ISTANBUL, July 15 (Xinhua) — Representatives from dozens of countries and Read more…

UN agency deplores pirates’ use of seafarers as human shields – UN News

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 20,2011

19 April 2011 –The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has condemned the use of sailors as human shields after Somali pirates continued to detain seven crew members of a recently released ship even though a ransom had Read more…

Ban stresses need for comprehensive global response to piracy off Somalia – UN News

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 19,2011

18 April 2011 –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a comprehensive response to maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, saying the menace is a consequence of the overall insecurity, lack of a stable national government and Read more…