Somali army frees 40 children kidnapped by Al Shabaab Sep 27, 2020 0 1278 12345 MOGADISHU: The Somali army killed 16 Al Shabaab militants in an offensive in lower Shabelle province on Saturday, officials said, in an attempt to free dozens of children. The children had been kidnapped by the Islamist group as possible future recruits, Ahmed Hassan, a senior commander, told DPA. “The troops captured Nuunay village where Al Shabaab was holding at least 40 children to recruit as suicide bombers and future fighters,” he said. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India’s vaccine capacity will help ‘all humanity’: Modi Sep 27, 2020 0 844 CAR president Touadera announces candidacy for December election Sep 27, 2020 0 319 Taliban nix lasting peace before political agreement: US envoy for Afghan peace Sep 27, 2020 0 326 Lebanon’s PM-designate bows out after failing to form cabinet AFP Beirut Lebanon’s premier-designate stepped down on Saturday, saying he had been unable to form a reform-minded government to lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades. Lebanon’s last government .. Tunisia reports its highest daily coronavirus caseload TUNIS: Tunisia on Saturday confirmed 1,087 new cases of the coronavirus, the North African country’s highest single-day caseload since March. The latest reported cases have taken Tunisia’s total virus caseload to .. Seven killed in blast in rebel-held Syrian area: Monitor DAMASCUS: A car bomb killed at least seven people on Saturday in an area controlled by Turkish troops and their rebel allies in north-east Syria, a war monitor reported. Ten others were injured in the bombing that took .. Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike over health concerns AFP Tehran Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has stopped a hunger strike she began more than 45 days ago due to health concerns, her husband said on Saturday. Sotoudeh, 57, announced she was going on .. Rouhani condemns US for ‘crimes’ against Iran AFP Tehran Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said people should blame Washington for the “crimes and pressure” facing the country, as waves of US sanctions impact the struggling economy. “They prevented the .. 1 killed in clashes with police at Egypt protest AFP CAIRO An Egyptian man was killed overnight on Saturday in clashes between protesters and police during a demonstration in a village south of Cairo against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, family and medical sources ..