Saudi Arabia plans a $100 billion mega-city to help end its oil dependence
The Saudi government says it will build a brand-new city on its western coast the size of Washington, DC — at a cost of about $100 billion. It's not imaginatively named — it's known as the King Abdullah Economic City, pronouned "cake" (KAEC) for short — but Saudi rulers hope it will become a powerful new economic engine for the kingdom.
Somalis upset as racial unrest builds at St. Cloud Tech High
ST. CLOUD – Dozens of Somali students poured out of Tech High School here Friday for the second time in a week, saying they were outraged that the administration had not done enough to stop classmates who taunted them for being terrorists, tried to pull off their hijabs and regularly hounded them.
St. Cloud school leaders respond to Somali student protest
School officials in St. Cloud said Thursday they are responding to the concerns of St. Cloud Technical High School students who walked out of classes Wednesday to protest discrimination against Somali students.
Seychelles Convicts Nine Somali Pirates Compensated by Denmark
The Seychelles Supreme Court has convicted nine Somali nationals of committing acts of piracy who were previously released and paid compensation by Denmark over a delay in being presented before a judge after their capture.
UN envoy dismisses current Somali leaders' term extension bid
With a general election set to take place in Somalia in 2016, the United Nations envoy to Somalia has dismissed Somalia's incumbent leaders' alleged term extension bid after their term expires next year.
On the 7th of March this year, Somali young women came together to celebrate one another. It was a day like no other. We shared with you all the vision and plan behind Ladan Takow’s event ‘Empowering SomaliWomen’ in a pervious article. We are now incredibly excited to fill you in on how the event went.
Islamic Scholars Promote Sharia as an Alternative to Extremism
MECCA, Saudi Arabia — To combat extremist ideologies, Islamic scholars and researchers meeting in Mecca last month urged Muslim governments to tackle poverty, overhaul school curriculums — and get back to religion.