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May04

Kenya: “large-scale” ISIS biological attack foiled

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Kenyan police say they have foiled a “large-scale” biological attack using anthrax, by a terror group with links to Islamic State (IS/ISIS), BBC News reports. A man, his wife and another woman have been arrested. Rewards have been offered for two other men. Police did not name the network, but said it stretches across the country and outside its borders, including to Somalia, Libya and Syria. There was no immediate independent confirmation. In a statement, the police said Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical intern at a Kenyan hospital, was in charge of a “terror network… planning large-scale attacks akin to the Westgate Mall...

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Women pray as they wait for assistance at Hariirad town of Awdal region, Somaliland. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Apr29

Somaliland: reports of hyenas attacking women as drought worsens

By: Emma Batha Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somaliland risks descending into famine amid a severe drought that has killed thousands of livestock, an international aid agency warned on Friday, adding there were reports of some women being set upon by hyenas after collapsing from hunger. “Many people are saying it’s the worst drought in memory,” said Mary Griffin, spokeswoman for Islamic Relief, who visited the region this month. She said malnourished mothers were unable to breastfeed their babies, and herders were feeding cardboard boxes to their surviving animals because there was no grass left for grazing. Adan Shariff...

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Apr01

CAR: Forced bestiality by French soldier and other abuses reported

By: Joshua Fatzick Source: VOA News The United Nations human rights commissioner on Thursday described new allegations of sexual abuse against U.N. and French soldiers as “sickening,” adding that the matter will be fully investigated. “The U.N. investigation into these sickening allegations, which suggest sexual abuse and exploitation of a large number of women and girls, must leave no stone unturned,” said Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. “We are taking these allegations – some of which are particularly odious – extremely seriously. It is vital that the victims are protected and receive all necessary care.” AIDS-Free World, a U.S.-based non-profit group that tracks peacekeeper sex abuse...

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