Yemeni al-Qaida ring dismantled

SANA'A, Yemen, June 15 (UPI) -- Yemeni authorities broke up an al-Qaida ring operating in two provinces, a security source told the Saba news agency.

Calif. grad student held in Iranian prison

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A California State University Northridge student is being held in Iran after being arrested last week after a traffic stop, officials said.

NATO ships to deter pirates in Aden gulf

HAFUN, Somalia, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Seven NATO warships patrolling the coast of Somalia are crucial to deterring piracy in the region, Somalia's prime minister said Sunday.

Somali peace deal praised

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations is calling a Somali peace deal a good step toward stabilizing the fragile security situation in the country.

Sources: Somali ministers paid to resign

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Eleven Somali Cabinet ministers received large sums of money to resign their positions as part of a political attack on the prime minister, sources allege.

Somali leaders to meet, discuss stability

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 13 (UPI) -- The Transitional Federal Government in Somalia says it has agreed to hold talks with opposition leaders after years of violence have ravaged the country.

Hopes grow for peace talks in Somalia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hopes are growing that a new government in Mogadishu may be able to reach a peace deal with the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia.

Rice prods Somalia on constitution

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Somalia's new leader to speed up drafting a constitution during a meeting of African leaders in Ethiopia.

Sudan, Somalia security discussed

CAIRO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Egyptian and British officials recently held a meeting to discuss the developing security crisis in Sudan and Somalia.

Somalia has new prime minister

BAIDOA, Somalia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Former Somali Red Crescent officer Nor Hassan Hussein has been appointed the new prime minister of Somalia.

Hassan Husseini was a politician and political activist in Ontario, Canada. He was a prominent member of the Communist Party of Canada - Ontario, and led the party in the 1999 provincial election. He left the CPC in 2003.

Originally from Lebanon, Husseini moved to Canada at a young age. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Ottawa in the early 1990s, and became an organizer for the Communist Party in the same period. He was also active in the student, anti-racism, peace and labour movements. Husseini was vice-president and organizer for the Ottawa-Carleton Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4600 District Council, and coordinated Ottawa's annual Walk for Peace, the Environment and Social Justice.

In November 1998, Husseini was selected as Ontario party leader and international affairs spokesperson at the CPC's 21st Convention. He attracted controversy by defending the FARC rebels of Colombia in a 1998 interview.

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