Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 5 years

2015-02-27 13:29

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials say.

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.

Somalia extremists urge attacks on Western shopping malls

2015-02-22 22:47

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

Somali hotel attack: Death toll hits 25

2015-02-21 14:05

The death toll in bombings of a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 25, including two lawmakers and workers from the PM’s office, the government says.

Somali deputy PM wounded in hotel suicide bombings

2015-02-20 18:15

Somalia’s deputy prime minister is among some officials who were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a hotel near the presidential palace in the capital, police say.

Donor-backed body questions Somali state contract awards

2015-02-18 13:47

Most of the major contracts signed by Somalia’s government in the past two years were not tendered competitively and should be renegotiated or scrapped, according to a report.

US banks cut links to Somalia

2015-02-12 21:53

The US bank shut down of money remittances to Somalia is adding to the woes of ordinary people.

Somali MPs must face the justice of Allah - Al-Shabaab

2015-02-09 12:31

Al-shabaab spokesperson Sheikh Abdul Aziz Abu Musab has warned Somali MPs that they are ‘legitimate targets’ to be killed or captured, following the latest killing of a Somali lawmaker.

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.


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.

Mogadishu hotel suicide bombers were Dutch - Somalia

2015-02-21 19:45

Twin suicide bombings at a Mogadishu hotel which killed 25 people, including two MPs and other top officials, were carried out by Dutch nationals, Somali intelligence sources say.

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.

Blast heard in central area of Somali capital – witnesses

2015-02-20 12:31

A loud explosion has been heard in the centre of Somali capital Mogadishu, not far from the presidential palace, witnesses say.

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.

Somali parliament finally approves cabinet

2015-02-09 20:02

Somalia's parliament has approved a 25-strong cabinet, a pivotal step towards preparing the war-torn nation for a vote on a new constitution.

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.

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