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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Somaliland to drill oil by 2014

The break-away territory of Somaliland sees drilling for oil as possible by 2014 as three companies start exploration activities, the country’s mining and energy minister said on Tuesday. Hussein Abdi Dualeh More...

Pakistani authorities claimed the Australian sheep were infected, but later tests showed the animals were disease-free. (AFP: Asif Hassan)
By Sahra Farah On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Pakistan culls entire shipment of Australian sheep

Pakistani authorities claimed the Australian sheep were infected, but later tests showed the animals were disease-free. (AFP: Asif Hassan) An entire shipment of Australian sheep stranded in the Pakistani port city More...

Above, an archaeologist at Laas Geel, Somaliland. [Tony Karumba/AFP]
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, October 12th, 2012
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Somaliland: International companies to begin oil exploration

An archaeologist at Las Geel, Somaliland. [Tony Karumba/AFP] HARGEISA — Genel Energy and other international firms are moving ahead with plans to explore for oil in Somaliland, a development that officials More...

Sydney Australia
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Genital mutilation may not be isolated

SYDNEY — The charging of four people over the circumcision of two young girls in Sydney has led to fears that other cases of female genital mutilation have gone undetected in NSW. A sheik, a retired nurse More...

What price medals?
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 10th, 2012
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Australia’s poor Olympic campaign costs taxpayers millions

SYDNEY — Australia’s performance at the London Olympics, its worst result in 20 years, has cost taxpayers $10.6 million for each medal won. The effort of Britain, the host and Australia’s arch-rival, More...

Dandenong in Melbourne, Australia
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Australia: Hawala money transfer suspected in people smuggling scam

MELBOURNE — Pplice suspect the relatives of people smugglers are using a Melbourne grocery store to transfer funds offshore to pay for places on asylum boats. Authorities suspect the store in Victoria’s More...

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in New Delhi - TopNews photo
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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New cold-war brewing between US and China – Australian academia

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in New Delhi – (Photo/TopNews) CANBERRA — An arms race between the United States and China – reminiscent of the former Soviet Union Cold War – has More...

Immunity puzzle: Researchers from Melbourne's Burnet Institute have made a breakthrough that could lead to a malaria vaccine. Picture: AP Read
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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Australian researchers make malaria breakthrough

Immunity puzzle: Researchers from Melbourne’s Burnet Institute have made a breakthrough that could lead to a malaria vaccine. Picture: AP MELBOURNE — Melbourne researchers are a step closer to developing More...

Members of Anonymous wear the traditional facemasks associated with the group. Source: AFP
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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Anonymous hackers cripple Australian websites over proposed laws

Members of Anonymous wear the traditional facemasks associated with the group. Source: AFP SYDNEY — A GROUP of hackers has launched a string of politically-motivated cyber attacks targeting Australian government More...

Dangerous diet … Hana Hajeh, a diabetic, shops for sugar-free sweets in preparation for Ramadan. She is served by Allen Sayed from Abu Adam Sweets in Lakemba. Photo: Kate Geraghty Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/holy-month-of-fasting-not-so-sweet-for-muslim-diabetics-20120719-22d33.html#ixzz21FLww05b
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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Holy month of fasting not so sweet for Muslim diabetics

Dangerous diet… Hana Hajeh, a diabetic, shops for sugar-free sweets in preparation for Ramadan. She is served by Allen Sayed from Abu Adam Sweets in Lakemba. Photo: Kate Geraghty/SMH SYDNEY — ”SOME More...

ONLF members meet in Toronto, Canada
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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Ethiopia: Conference in Toronto highlights Ogaden Human Rights issues

ONLF and Ogaden members meet in Toronto, Canada (HOL). TORONTO — Members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a rebel group fighting for independence for an ethnically Somali part of Ethiopia, have More...

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By Liban On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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In that other big hit-up, science finds Higgs boson

IT EXISTS. SYDNEY — In a discovery that throws light on the very fabric of space and time, a new subatomic particle has been found that is very likely the long-sought Higgs boson. Making one of the most anticipated More...

Ethiopia's new stadium in Addis Ababa
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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ETHIOPIA: Australia’s LAVA architect lands new soccer stadium

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian football and athletics fans will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology. LAVA More...

Sudanese workers inspect burnt out oil pipes at the oil-rich border town of Heglig, Sudan (Photo: Abd Raouf/AP).
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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Natural gas discoveries put East Africa on world energy map

Sudanese workers inspect burnt out oil pipes at the oil-rich border town of Heglig, Sudan (Photo: Abd Raouf/AP). JOHANNESBURG — Massive offshore gas discoveries in East Africa are catapulting the region into More...

Range Resources chief executive Peter Landau says the spin-off will shift attention to the company's other assets. Picture: Marie Nirme Source: The Australian
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Range to spin off Puntland region assets

Photo: Range Resources chief executive Peter Landau says the spin-off will shift attention to the company’s other assets (Marie Nirme/The Australian). SYDNEY — THE Australian market’s affair with More...

A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows the bodies of 92 people including 32 children before their burial in the central Syrian town of Houla on May 26, 2012. Photo: SHAAM NEWS
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Australia expels Syrian diplomats as anger grows over killings

A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition’s Shaam News Network shows the bodies of 92 people including 32 children before their burial in the central Syrian town of Houla on May 26, 2012. Photo: More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 14th, 2012
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IOM warns Somalis against migration lottery scam

NAIROBI — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is advising the Somali public to ignore migration scammers following recent complaints about random request for money. IOM office in Nairobi said More...

Shamsa Hassan, back right, with the six orphans who have been reunited with their family
By Hassan Ali On Monday, May 14th, 2012
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Australian mother of four reunites six orphaned Somali relatives

Photo: Shamsa Hassan, back right, with the six orphans who have been reunited with their family (The Northern Weekly) MELBOURNE — Six orphans from Somalia have been reunited with their only living relative. More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 10th, 2012
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Do Muslims in the West need funeral covers?

OPINION | May 10, 2012 Yanyo Mooge “Kayse” I am sure you get sick and tired of all those funeral ads that seem to never end. To be honest it used to annoy me as a Muslim, because I always considered it was not More...

Somaliland Friendship Foundation of Australia
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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The Republic of Somaliland and the Issue of International Recognition

By Mohamed Hussein OPINION | January 18, 2012 While news stories from Somalia seemingly rotate between the subjects of drought, piracy, terrorism and never ending civil war, there is an often overlooked story of More...