Somalia's Shabaab condemns 'savage Buddhists'

2015-05-20 16:56

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants have condemned Myanmar's "savage Buddhists" and urged Southeast Asia's Muslims to come to the aid of Rohingya Muslim boatpeople.

Shabaab militants shoot government official dead in Mogadishu

2015-05-06 13:40

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have shot dead a government official in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and a spokesperson for the group says.

Al-Shabaab storms Puntland police station, kills 3

2015-05-05 12:17

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants have stormed a police station in the country’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland and killed three policemen, police say.

Somali journalist and wife shot dead

2015-04-30 12:54

Suspected members of the Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed a Somali journalist and his wife, police say.

Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife

2015-04-23 16:30

Somalia’s PM has warned that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and al-Qaeda militants are eager for support.

Kenya wants donors to pay for Somali refugee eviction plan

2015-04-22 20:12

Kenya has appealed to donors after its plan to shut down the world’s largest refugee camp and send Somalis back home ran into funding problems, reports say.

Shabaab claims Somali restaurant attack

2015-04-21 18:45

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu which killed at least 10 people.

3 killed in restaurant car bombing in Somali capital

2015-04-21 13:45

Three people have been killed and six wounded in a car bomb blast outside a popular restaurant in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, police say.

At least 9 killed in bomb attack on UN vehicle in Somalia

2015-04-20 11:40

Two Kenyans and seven Somali guards have been killed in a bomb attack on a vehicle carrying workers to the UN compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland, police say.

Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker

2015-04-18 19:56

Gunmen from Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed a regional lawmaker after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials say.


Lure of high-risk riches too strong for Somalia refugees

2015-05-09 14:33

Many Somalian refugees long to join the exodus of mostly young men who make the arduous journey north overland through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, across the Mediterranean Sea and into Europe.

Kerry Somali visit opens old wounds

2015-05-06 06:21

The visit to Somalia by US Secretary of State John Kerry revives memories of a botched special forces operation in October 1993 that killed hundreds of people.

Somalia orders Shabaab renamed 'the group that massacres'

2015-05-04 16:45

Somalia’s government has ordered journalists to call Islamist Shabaab insurgents “the group that massacres the Somali people”, or "Ugus", the acronym of the phrase in Somali.

Somalia seeks to drive militants from southern valley bases - PM

2015-04-23 22:18

Somali and African forces aim to drive Shabaab Islamist militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in southern Somalia that the group still holds and which it uses to launch attacks.

Al-Shabaab kills senior military officer in Mogadishu

2015-04-23 15:09

A senior military officer has been shot dead in the Somali capital, and all Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility.

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

2015-04-22 08:25

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.

UN mourns 4 staff killed in Somalia bomb attack

2015-04-21 14:48

The UN children’s agency is mourning four staff members killed in what the UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned as a "barbaric attack" in Somalia.

Somalia: Shabaab claims bomb attack on UN bus

2015-04-20 13:30

Somali militant group al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the group’s Andalus radio.

6 arrests in US probe of youth traveling to Syria

2015-04-20 09:46

Six arrests have been made in connection with a terrorism investigation into youth who have travelled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS militants, federal authorities say.

Not guilty pleas expected in Ohio terrorism support plot

2015-04-17 13:58

An Ohio man is expected to enter not guilty pleas to charges that he travelled to Syria and trained alongside terrorist, then returned to the US with plans to attack a military base or a prison.

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