Five people killed in militants attack on Somali hotel Dec 12, 2019 0 1241 12345 Mogadishu: Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, police said on Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege.The attack on Tuesday evening, claimed by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, took place at a hotel in Mogadishu popular with politicians, army officers and diplomats.“Our brave security forces ended the terror attack on SYL hotel rescuing more than 80 people” including government officials and hotel guests, police said in a statement. Several witnesses said that the assailants were dressed in police uniform. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Turkey will retaliate if US imposes sanctions over S-400s, says FM Dec 12, 2019 0 953 US hopeful for Iran prisoner talks but imposes new sanctions Dec 12, 2019 0 150 Israeli parliament moves for third election as talks falter Dec 12, 2019 0 159 MANNEQUINS IN BAGHDAD DURING IRAQ PROTESTS Iraqi national flags are painted on the faces of mannequins in the capital’s Tahrir Square on Wednesday. Since October 1, Iraq’s capital Baghdad and its Shiite-majority south have been gripped by rallies against .. 3 soldiers, 14 attackers dead in western Niger army camp assault Niamey: Three soldiers and 14 attackers died in an assault earlier this week on an army camp in western Niger near the border with Mali, the defence minister said. Heavily armed “terrorists” in a dozen 4x4 vehicles led the .. Multiple foreign armed groups involved in Libya conflict: United Nations United NATIONS: Multiple armed groups from Sudan and Chad were involved in the conflict in Libya this year, according to a UN report published on Tuesday, which did not mention the presence of Russian fighters recently .. Turkey court keeps US consulate worker in jail, next hearing in March Istanbul: A Turkish employee of the US consulate must remain in prison, more than two years after he was imprisoned over alleged ties to the failed 2016 coup, an Istanbul court ruled on Wednesday. Metin Topuz has been .. Syrian government forces retake control of key road from Kurds: State Media Beirut: Syrian government forces on Wednesday reopened a major highway in northern Syria once controlled by the country’s minority Kurds, Syrian state media and a monitor reported. In October, the Syrian Kurdish .. France, UN host international meeting on aid for Lebanon AFP Paris The UN-created International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon meets in Paris on Wednesday, stressing the need for a stable government that listens to public opinion expressed in an ongoing popular uprising, ..