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Media says Norwegian court releases 2, detains 1 terror suspect

Issue 319
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Police Foil Large-Scale Somaliland & Ethiopian Counterfeit Currency Operation

UN Envoy Visits Somaliland

Somaliland and Ethiopia military cooperation

Somaliland doctors perform surgery on two women from Mogadishu

Kenyan Leaders Sign Power-Sharing Agreement As Children Hope For Peace

The U.S. And Somaliland: A Road Map

Welcome to Kosova, the Next Failed State?

Will Divisions Undermine Somali Rebellion?

US to cut food aid due to soaring costs: report

Barack's Turban Trouble

An Ethiopian General Humiliates The Somali President

Eritrea: African Peace Broker or Conflict Agitator?

Kenya's Odinga Trusts Deal Will Succeed

Regional Affairs

Eleven killed in fresh Mogadishu fighting: witnesses

Somali Soldier Kills Minister's Brother In Capital

$1.84m Plan To Educate Djibouti Children

Editorial
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International News

Europe should explain Wilders to world

Saleh and Merkel assess regional discord

Media says Norwegian court releases 2, detains 1 terror suspect

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somaliland Expatriates Return Home To Help Native Land Develop

SOMALIA: It's Not Impossible To Talk About Sex

Plunder Me Gently, Or Else

Africa: Kosovo Revives Hopes For Secession

Why I left Hizb ut-Tahrir

Black Americans See Obama Rise In Context Of History

Scholarship Winners Kept Going When Life Was An Uphill Battle

Food for thought

Opinions

Hargeisa University: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis

No 8: is a luckier number???

Thank you letter to Prof Frans and Mr Martin of University of Pretoria

The Anti- and Pro-Hardliner Arguments of Somaliland Separation Issues

Hypothesizing An Interviewing With Zenawi

Somaliland Should Now Be Recognized After Kosovo

UDUB Needs To Learn From Sillanyo


OSLO, Norway, March 1, 2008 - Two out of the three men arrested in Norway on suspicion of funneling money to militant groups in Somalia were released Saturday by a Norwegian court, while a third man was ordered detained, authorities and media reports said.

Citing the men's lawyers, Norwegian news agency NTB said the two men were still under suspicion and that police will continue to question them next week.

Norwegian police have declined to confirm the men's nationalities, but described them as being of Somali origin.

On Friday, a Swedish court ordered two men held in custody on suspicion of a similar crime. A third man was Saturday released after questioning, but he remains under suspicion, Jakob Larsson, a spokesman at Sweden's security police, said.

All six men were arrested in Sweden and Norway on Thursday in what police said were coordinated raids targeting terror financing.

The men, in their 30s and 40s, are accused of using informal money-transfer networks called hawalas to send funds to alleged terror groups.

The paperless system, based on trust and oral agreements, is commonly used in the Middle East, parts of Asia and Africa.

Hassan Ali Omar, a spokesman for a network of Somali immigrant organizations, said many Somalis support armed groups in their homeland but insisted they were not terrorists.

Thousands of Somalis have been killed in fighting between Islamic insurgents and Ethiopian troops supporting Somalia's shaky government over the past 12 months.

Both Norway and Sweden have been spared violent terror acts, but authorities in both countries have voiced concern about terrorists or terror financiers operating out of Scandinavia.

Source: The International Herald Tribune


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