Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

US warns of Jordan mall terror threat

2015-02-26 15:49

The US embassy in Amman has warned its citizens to avoid upmarket shopping malls in the Jordanian capital, saying it had received what it called credible information that they could be targeted by militants.

173 die in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014 - police

2015-02-25 18:11

Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighbouring Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, police say.

Al-Shabaab urges attacks on Western shopping malls

2015-02-23 07:16

A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab has urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the US, Canada, Britain and other Western countries.

Kenyan cops say arrest 4 'separatists' in Mombasa

2015-02-16 16:18

Kenyan police have arrested four suspected separatists that they believe were planning an attack in the coastal region popular with tourists.

Another Somali lawmaker shot dead

2015-02-09 11:19

Gunmen have shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a fellow MP says, the latest in a string of assassinations of politicians in the war-torn country.

US airstrike kills al-Shabab leader

2015-02-04 12:02

US officials says that a senior leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia has been killed in a US airstrike in the southern part of the country.

Mogadishu kids’ playground joy amid violence

2015-02-03 12:34

A new playground built in Mogadishu is restoring a much-needed sense of joy to the daily lives of Somalian kids despite the ongoing violence that has plagued the city for decades.

Somali PM issues new cabinet list after MP veto

2015-01-28 13:24

Somalia’s new PM has proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles are stalling progress.

Shabaab say responsible for Mogadishu hotel bombing

2015-01-22 20:17

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting.


Somali president survives mortar attack

2015-02-26 21:02

Mortar shells have landed inside Somalia's presidential palace compound.

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by mortar fire - Shabaab

2015-02-26 15:12

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants say they carried out a mortar attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

2015-02-25 12:40

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the country collapsed into chaos in 1991.

Casualties feared as Shabaab attack popular Mogadishu hotel

2015-02-20 21:58

Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents say they have carried out an attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu with government ministers reportedly inside, killing or wounding dozens of people.

UN: Girls face rising violence in fight for education

2015-02-09 20:05

High-profile attacks such as the abduction of 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office says.

Somali leader names a new Cabinet amid calls for stability

2015-02-06 22:16

Somalia's prime minister announced a new Cabinet after the last one he proposed drew opposition from lawmakers.

Teachers refuse to work in Kenya's north

2015-02-03 21:13

Around 700 teachers are refusing to work in Kenya's northern region over terror attacks by al-Shabaab.

Several killed in Somalia airstrike

2015-02-01 15:45

Several people are believed to have been killed in an airstrike in southern Somalia apparently targeting a house used by members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militia.

Al-Shabaab leader quits terror group

2015-01-27 22:23

A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab with a $3m bounty on his head has quit.

Car bomb hits hotel in Mogadishu

2015-01-22 16:39

A suspected suicide car bomb attack has hit a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, causing casualties, police and witnesses say.

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