The khat, a plant containing controlled substances similar to amphetamines, was shipped to the United States through the United Kingdom, China, Holland and Belgium, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.
“Khat is a dangerous and illegal drug with worldwide reach,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “Trafficking often funds other criminal activity. Traffickers who threaten our communities and inflict untold harm on countless families will be brought to justice.”
The suspects were facing arraignment in a 215-count indictment that was unsealed in Brooklyn’s state Supreme Court. The suspects lived in New York City and Rochester, New York; Everett, Massachusetts; and Blaine, Minnesota. One suspect was identified as a resident of England. Prosecutors say the ring laundered proceeds in Minnesota and wired the money to locations in Dubai and England.
The arrests follow a nearly year-long investigation, authorities said.
Khat is popular in parts of the Middle East and Africa, but it’s classified as a dangerous narcotic in the United States. Users chew the leaf, producing a mild high. Prosecutors said that among its active ingredients are cathinone and cathine, which are classified as controlled substances.
Investigators said surveillance video showed some of those involved hiding large quantities of khat in various buildings. They would then put the khat in approximately 25-pound boxes for redistribution.
Ciidamada ammaanka Soomaaliya ayaa Isniintii (18-kii August) Muqdisho ku qabtay hoggaamiyaha burcad-badeeddka Maxamed Cusmaan Maxamuud, oo sido kale loo yaqaano Maxamed Garfanje, Goobjoog News-ta Soomaaliya ayaa warisay.
Maxamuud waxaa la qabtay goor weerar lagu qaaday guri uu joogay. Bilayska ayaa sheegay in dhawr qof oo kale la qabtay, oo uu ku jiro taliyaha burcad-badeeddka Maxamed Daahir Faarax Qooleey. Tuhmanayaashu waxay hadda ku jiraan gacanta bilayska.
Ciidamada ammaanku waxay weerarka ku soo qabteen hub iyo rasaas, oo ay ku jiraan madaafiic, kan oo qeyb ka ah hawl-gal magaalada oo dhan hubka looga dhigayo.
Hillsides have caved in or been swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city after heavy rains left slopes unstable.
Video from national broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble as rain-soaked slopes collapsed into torrents of mud, rock and debris.
Rescuers were also seen climbing carefully into windows of crushed homes as they searched for survivors.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency, quoting the local government, said 19 people were known to be injured, two of them seriously.
“A few people were washed away and it is hard to know exactly how many are unaccounted for,” a spokesman said, explaining that conditions in the disaster area were hampering efforts to account for all those affected.
Authorities have issued warnings that further rains could trigger more landslides and flooding.
Landslides are a constant risk in mountainous, crowded Japan, where many homes are built on or near steep slopes.
Torrential rains in the early morning apparently caused slopes to collapse in an area where many of the buildings were newly built.
Damage from land and mudslides has increased over the past few decades because of increasingly frequent heavy rains, despite extensive work on stabilising slopes.
There have been nearly 1,200 landslides a year over the past 10 years, up from an average of about 770 a year during the previous decade.
Thirty-five people were killed in October last year in multiple mudslides on Izu-Oshima, an island south of Tokyo.
The mudslides followed a typhoon that delivered a record 824mm (more than 32in) of rain in a single day.]]>
Islamic State militants have released a video that purportedly shows the beheading of a US journalist who went missing two years ago.The footage appears to show a masked man – speaking in English with an English accent – killing James Foley, who was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012.
In the five-minute propaganda video, posted on social media sites by Islamic State sources, the man says Mr Foley was being killed because Barack Obama had ordered airstrikes against IS positions in northern Iraq.
The journalist, dressed in an orange jumpsuit like those worn by Guantanamo inmates, is seen kneeling in the desert before he blames the US for his death, in a statement presumably prepared by his abductors.
He then says: “I wish I had more time, I wish I could have the hope of freedom and seeing my family once again, but that ship has sailed.” He is then beheaded.
The group also claimed to be holding another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, who appears at the end of the video, and said his life depended on the US President’s next move.
A statement issued by Mr Foley’s mother, Diane Foley, said: “We have never been prouder of our son, Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.
“We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.
“We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim.”
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the administration had seen the video – which Sky News has chosen not to show – but had not yet confirmed its authenticity.
She said that if it is verified by the intelligence community, the US would be “appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist”.
Mr Foley, 40, was an experienced correspondent who had covered the war in Libya before heading to Syria to follow the revolt against Bashar al Assad for the GlobalPost, AFP and other outlets.
Philip Balboni, GlobalPost chief executive and co-founder, said the firm had been informed that the FBI is evaluating the video to determine whether it was authentic.
“We ask for your prayers for Jim and his family,” he said.
According to witnesses, Mr Foley was seized in the northern Syrian province of Idlib on November 22, 2012.
The car he was travelling in was stopped by four militants in a contested battle zone that both Sunni rebel fighters and government forces were trying to control.
His family has not heard from him since, despite a public campaign for information.
Several senior US officials with direct knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that IS very recently threatened to kill Mr Foley to avenge the American airstrikes over the last two weeks.
The strikes targeted militants advancing on Mount Sinjar, the Mosul Dam and Kurdish capital Irbil.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the video, voiced by an IS fighter with a British accent, appeared to be genuine and was “an appalling example of the brutality of this organisation”.
It comes a day after IS militants threatened to attack US targets in another video where they warned “we will drown all of you in blood”.
LAGOS– FRONTLINE medical Doctor, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who saved the country from potential epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, yesterday, fell to the vise-grip of the disease which she contracted while attending to the index (first) Ebola case, the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer.
Cure for Ebola from survivors’ antibodies?
The activities within the isolation centre are very crucial, and one has to understand the protocol even if he or she has the expertise in managing the patients.
“For Ebola cases, there is specific training one has to go through, and one of the measures is that the safety of the people must be considered paramount. This is because the slightest mistake from any of the health officials can cause infection.”]]>
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Allen Iverson waxaa qabsaday arimo furiin la xiriiri wuxuuna qaaliga ku xukumay in lacagtiisa lala wareego oo loo kala qeeybiyo xaaskiisa iyo ilmihiisa iyo deeymo uuku qaatay dahabka ama dhaaymanka raga xirtaan ooku kacayo $859,896.46 waxaa kale oo la xaraashay guryihii uu lahaa . sababta kaliftay inuu tiigsado ayaa ah mid maxakamada sare eey ku xukuntay in lacagtiisa gebi ahaan inuusan taaban karin mid bangi kujirto iyo mid cadaan ah ba.
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Jaamacad ku taalla magaalada Muqdisho oo lagu magacaabo Somali International University (SIU) ayaa maanta soo bandhigtay maydad gaaraya shan oo ay ka heshay jaamacadda Kenyatta University ee dalka Kenya.
Jaamacadda SIU ayaa ugu talagashay inay ardayda kulliyadda caafimaadka ku barato qaliinnada iyo qaab dhismeedka jirka bini’aadamka.
Munaasabad lagu soo bandhigay maydadka ayaa waxaa ka qeyb-galay wasiirro ka tirsan dowladda Soomaaliya oo uu ku jiro wasiirka hiddaha iyo tacliinta sare, Ducaale Aadan Maxamed.
Maamulaha jaamacadda SIU, Prof. Yaxya Ibraahim Cali ayaa sheegay inay jaamacaddu dadaal xooggan u gashay sidii ay u heli lahaayeen maydad ay ku tababartaan ardayda jaamacadda si loo helo dhaqaatiir tayo leh.
Wasiirka tacliinta sare ayaa soo dhoweeyay tallaabada, wuxuuna sheegay inay tahay mid dhiirri-gelin u ah ardayda Soomaalida ee wax ka baranaysa jaamacadaha dalka.]]>
Dagaal Qasaarihiisu aan yareen ayaa weli kasocda duleedka magaalada Masul ee cariga Iraq dagaalkaas oo eey isaga soo horjeedaan Jabhada ISIS iyo ciidanka Kurdistan. Kadib markii weerar xaga dhanka dhulka iyo cirka ah eey qaadeen ciidmada Kurdiska ee daga dalka ciraaq isla markaana garab ka heeysta ciidamada Mareykanka kuwaas ka caawinayey dhanka cirka. duqeeynta dhanka cirka ayaa bilaabatay xili habeen ah lana arkayay hilaaca gantaalada lagu garaacayey ISIS. garaacista hawada kadib waxaa ciidamada lugta kurdistaan kusoo galeen lug halka ciidamada ISIS muujiyeen difaac adag oo aan lamari karin halkaas uu weli kasocdo dagaalka duleedka magaalada Masul . qasaaraha ilaa hada lama sheegin labada dhinac balse shacabka ayaa qaxayey labadii maalmood oo uu dagaalku socday. labada dhinac waxeey sheeganayaan ineey iyaga gacanta ku hayaan magaalada.
dib ayaanu idiinkaga soo sheegi doonaa dagaalku meesha uu marayo halkaan kala soco.]]>
Qaramada Midoobay, ayaa ku boorisay bulshada caalamka iney si deg deg ah uga jawaabaan dhibaatooyinka bini’aadanimo ee ka jira Soomaaliya, ka hor inta aanay isu badelin musiibo la mida tii dhacday 1992, markaasoo ay Soomaaliya ku dhufatay macluul ay dad badani ku dhinteen.
Sida laga soo xigtay Qaramada Midoobey 1.1 milyan oo qof ayaa ku barakacay gudaha Soomaaliya, waxayna intooda badan ay dadkaasi ku nool yihiin xeryo ku yaala magaalada Muqdisho.
The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks withIsrael warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.
After a last-minute agreement was stuck to extend by 24 hours a deadline to reach a truce, Azzam al-Ahmad, senior leader of President Mahmoud Abbas’s mainstream Fatah movement, said there had been “no progress on any point” in talks aimed at resolving the Gaza conflict.
“We hope that every minute of the coming 24 hours will be used to reach an agreement, and if not (successful), the circle of violence will continue,” Ahmad said.
He accused Israel of “maneuvering and stalling” as gaps on key issues continued to dog efforts to achieve a long-term deal between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip, dominated by Hamas Islamists, which would allow reconstruction aid to flow in after five weeks of fighting.
An Israeli government official said Israeli delegates were still in Cairo poring over details of a possible deal, although the parties had not yet agreed a draft.
“The Israeli delegation has been instructed to insist on security requirements. The moment there is an agreement, the cabinet will be called for discussions,” said the official, who asked not to be identified.
Senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk accused Israel of stalling and insisted in a post on his Twitter account that his group “will never cede any” demands for a comprehensive deal.
A senior Palestinian official in Gaza said sticking points to an agreement were Hamas’s demands to build a seaport and an airport, which Israel wants to discuss only at a later stage.
Israel, which launched its offensive on July 8 after a surge in Hamas rocket fire across the border, has shown scant interest in making sweeping concessions, and has called for the disarming of militant groups in the enclave of 1.8 million people.
Hamas has said that laying down its weapons is not an option.
ISRAEL THREATENS STRONG RESPONSE
Hamas also insists that Israel free Palestinian prisoners while Israel wants Hamas to hand over the remains of two soldiers killed during the fighting.
Israel has signaled agreement to open Gaza crossings, which would ease a blockade of the coastal territory and allow for a freer flow of goods, and to extend maritime limits in the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel made clear before the earlier truce lapsed that it would continue to hold its fire as long as Palestinians did the same.
However, Netanyahu said on Sunday while visiting a naval port with his defense minister that “the Israeli military is prepared to take very aggressive action if shooting resumes” at Israel.
Israel and Hamas have not met face-to-face in Cairo, where the talks are being held in a branch of the intelligence agency, with Egyptian mediators shuttling between the parties in separate rooms. Israel regards Hamas, which advocates its destruction, as a terrorist group.
The Palestinian Health Ministry put the Gaza death toll at 2,016 and said most were civilians in the small, densely populated coastal territory. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel have been killed.
The United Nations said 425,000 people in Gaza have been displaced by the conflict.
Israeli and Palestinian officials confirmed they had agreed to the latest extension of the truce to give them time to pursue further negotiations.
The latest truce is the third in 10 days when fighting was brought to a halt.]]>