New Puntland president vows to fight insecurity

2014-01-08 21:43

Parliament has narrowly elected former prime minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali as president of Puntland, backing his campaign against corruption and insecurity in the relatively peaceful Somali region.

Somaliland clashes with secessionists

2012-02-10 13:59

The breakaway territory of Somaliland is battling its own secessionists in a dispute that has raised tensions with neighbouring Puntland, in an area of Somalia more peaceful than the rest of the country.

Puntland forces raid Qaeda group

2010-07-26 19:15

Security forces from the Somali breakaway state of Puntland say they have raided an obscure but growing al-Qaeda linked militia whose leader is on a UN Security Council watch list.

Puntland jails 12 pirates

2009-10-25 21:26

A court in Somalia's breakaway Puntland region has sentenced 12 pirates to jail terms of between three and eight years.


Somalia's Puntland votes for new leader

2014-01-08 10:52

Lawmakers in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have started voting for a new president amid tight security, officials say.

New secret Somali anti-piracy force

2010-12-05 22:18

A senior UN official has cautiously welcomed news that an anti-piracy force is being created in Somalia but he and US officials say they're concerned about secrecy.

Bomber in Puntland foiled

2010-01-05 16:30

Security forces have foiled a bomb attack in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, a local radio station reported.

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