Somalia


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.

UN asks Kenya to rethink closure of Somali refugee camp

2015-04-14 21:10

The UN's refugee agency has urged Kenya to reconsider an order to close the teeming Dadaab refugee camp, warning that sending Somali refugees back to their homeland would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Suspected Islamists attack Somali education building

2015-04-14 12:33

Suspected Islamist militants have attacked the Higher Education Ministry building in the Somali capital, setting off two big blasts before gunmen stormed inside and battled with the security forces, police and witnesses say.

Kenya orders UN to move massive Somali refugee camp

2015-04-11 19:46

Kenya says it has given the United Nations three months to move a massive refugee camp mostly used by Somalis over the border into Somalia, after militants from that country killed 148 people in a Kenyan university.

 

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.

Man accused of plot to attack US military base, prison

2015-04-17 09:23

A Somalia-born man living in the US travelled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned with plans to attack a military base or a prison, according to a federal indictment.

Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

2015-04-14 19:38

The United Nations has warned Kenyan authorities that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Kenya asks UN to repatriate Somali refugees

2015-04-12 18:26

Kenya says it has asked the UN refugee agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July in the wake of the Garissa University massacre.

Somali refugees flee Yemen fighting

2015-04-11 14:45

Officials say Somali refugees in Yemen are now coming back to their war-torn home as fighting rages in the Middle East country.

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