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500 CASUALTIES IN SOMALIA'S WORST TERRORIST ATTACK


Mogadishu truck bomb 500 casualties in somalia's worst terrorist attack... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1449

HOPES FADE IN DESPERATE SEARCH FOR SCORES STILL MISSING IN SOMALIA'S LARGEST TERRORIST BOMBING


Somalia's government has blamed the attack on the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not commented... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 5

'I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN MY LIFE'


It's a failure for those services, said Abdisalam Guled, a counterterrorism expert in Mogadishu... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 107

SOMALIA BLASTS REVEAL GLARING SECURITY LAPSE


Somalia Blasts Reveal Glaring Security Lapse and Possible Shabab Infiltration... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1058

DEATH TOLL FROM MOGADISHU TWIN TRUCK BOMBING RISES TO MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE


Somalia attack Death toll from Mogadishu twin truck bombing rises to more than 300 people... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4885

500 CASUALTIES IN SOMALIA'S WORST TERRORIST ATTACK


Mogadishu truck bomb 500 casualties in somalia's worst terrorist attack... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1482

DOZENS STILL MISSING AS SOMALIA TRUCK BOMBING DEATH TOLL SURPASSES 300


Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab has waged war in Somalia for more than a decade, often targeting high-profile areas of the capital... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1489

SOMALIA BOMBING DEATH TOLL RISES ABOVE 300 AS LOVED ONES SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS


Somalia bombing death toll rises above 300 as loved ones search hospitals for survivors... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1447

MOGADISHU BOMBING: AL-SHABAAB BEHIND DEADLY BLAST, OFFICIALS SAY


Al-Shabaab do not care about civilian deaths, said Rasheed Abdi, an expert in Somalia with the International Crisis Group in Nairobi... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1214

DEATH TOLL RISES TO OVER 300 AFTER DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK IN SOMALIA HISTORY


Saturday's truck bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu, and about 300 others were injured... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 251

DEATH TOLL FROM SOMALIA BOMB ATTACKS TOPS 300


More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives c... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 13

SOMALIA SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE KILLED AL-SHABAAB COMMANDER


The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab often carries out deadly bombings in the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 21

DEATH TOLL FROM MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMB RISES TO 276 IN DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK EVER IN SOMALIA'S CAPITAL


The Somali government blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terror group that has fought a long running insurgency against Mogadishu... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 9958

276 KILLED IN DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK IN SOMALIA'S HISTORY


Updated October 16, 2017 7 27 am Somalis gather and search for survivors by destroyed buildings at the scene of a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 135

AT LEAST 230 KILLED IN DEADLIEST SOMALIA ATTACK


Saturday's blast came two days after Somalia's defence minister and army chief both resigned from their posts without explanation... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 12

MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMBINGS ARE DEADLIEST ATTACK IN DECADES


One of the strikes, on July 30, killed Ali Jabal, a Shabab commander who led forces and conducted attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 20008

DEATH TOLL RISES TO 276 IN SOMALIA TRUCK BOMB ATTACK


A man runs through the scene of a massive explosion in front of Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 1, 2017... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 7117

MOGADISHU REELS AS ATTACK TOLL RISES TO OVER 200


Saturday's blast came two days after Somalia's defence minister and army chief both resigned from their posts without explanation... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 54

DEATH TOLL FROM MOGADISHU BLAST HITS 85


This was the deadliest attack in Mogadishu in recent times said Adem... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

SOMALIA TRUCK BOMB DEATH TOLL RISES TO 189


My thoughts are with families of the victims, and the Government and people of Somalia at this difficult time... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

SOMALIA DECLARES THREE DAYS OF MOURNING AFTER BLAST


President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning starting on Sunday, following the attack... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 11183

HUGE BLAST ROCKS SOMALIAS CAPITAL; POLICE SAY 20 KILLED


A man runs through the scene of a massive explosion in front of Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 1, 2017... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 68

BLAST ROCKS SOMALIA'S CAPITAL; POLICE SAY DEATH TOLL RISES TO 20


The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab recently stepped up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 34

[PHOTOS] SOMALIA CELEBRATES AFRICA'S FIRST FEMALE PILOT, ASLI HASSAN ABADE


Somalia is celebrating the continent's first female pilot who was an officer of the country's Air Force decades ago... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 380

TURKEY OPENS ITS LARGEST OVERSEAS MILITARY BASE IN AFRICA


Turkey opened the new military training facility south of Somalia's capital city Mogadishu Saturday... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 4811

CAR BOMB BLAST KILLS SEVEN IN SOMALIA'S MOGADISHU


A car bomb blast near a popular market in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least seven people, according to officials... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 1004

FIRST MUSEUM OPENS IN SOMALILAND TO PRESERVE HISTORY OF ITS SECESSION


Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland has inaugurated its first museum to preserve the history of its self-declared independence in 1991... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 101

SEVERAL DEAD AS AL-SHABAB STORMS SOMALI BORDER TOWN


Al-Shabab captured the military base, the police station and most part of the town, he added... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 2220

SOMALI STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO ENHANCE EDUCATION IN CHINA


Forty-two Somali students drawn from different parts of the country were Wednesday awarded scholarships to study in various universities in China... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 1

AL-SHABAB ATTACKS SOMALIA ARMY BASE


The base is jointly operated by the Somali national army and forces from the semi-autonomous Jubbaland region of southern Somalia, it reported... READ MORE

3rd September, 2017 1887

Trending News Headlines : Predominantly Muslim Mali

IN IRAN CONFUSION OVER VISA CRACKDOWN


Passport-holders from those countries, who have American visas but are outside the United States, will not be permitted to return... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 42945

SOMALIA ELECTS FIRST NEW PRESIDENT IN DECADES


The concession speech sent the new president's supporters into the streets singing and dancing, some waving Somalia flags and blowing horns... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 18704

NEARLY 200 REFUGEES 'THROWN' INTO YEMEN SEA, 50 MISSING


Since January this year, the IOM said that about 55,000 people had left Horn of Africa nations for Yemen... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 14515

MURAL ARTIST 'SHIK SHIK' BRIGHTENS UP SOMALI SHOP FRONTS


Mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow or Shik Shik has created the artworks that adorn over 100 shop fronts in Mogadishu, Somalia... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 6548

40 PERCENT OF SOMALIS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT


Many are returning to south-central Somalia, the nation's breadbasket, where poor rainfall has reduced cereal production to half the long-term average, the UN said... READ MORE

21st September, 2016 6406

17 KILLED, 26 WOUNDED IN SOMALIA RESTAURANT ATTACK


Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the Pizza House restaurant building... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 5331

UN CHIEF: WORLD MUST ACT TO AVERT FAMINE IN SOMALIA


The World Health Organization WHO has warned there are just two months left to avert what would be Somalia's third famine in 25 years... READ MORE

7th March, 2017 4753

AL-SHABAB: US MILITARY SETS SIGHTS ON SOMALIA


With frequent suicide bombings and assaults on Somalia's hotels and military targets, the armed group al-Shabab continues to threaten stability in the war-ravaged country... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 4248

'IT WAS THE HAPPIEST MOMENT': ASYLUM SEEKERS WHO TOOK RISKY CENTRAL AMERICAN CORRIDOR CROSS INTO CANADA


After careful research, Ahmed Omar and Abdi Omar decided to travel to Tijuana to jump the wall that separates Mexico from the United States on April 9, 2017... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3980

AL JAZEERA JOURNALIST HAMZA MOHAMED FREED IN SOMALIA


Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed has been released from detention by Somali security agents in the capital Mogadishu... READ MORE

20th October, 2016 2751

AL-SHABAB'S MUKHTAR ROBOW SURRENDERS TO GOVERNMENT


Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to government forces... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 2579

NEW ARMY CHIEF SURVIVES DEADLY MOGADISHU BOMB BLAST


Somalia's new military boss has survived a suspected suicide car bomb attack that has killed at least 15 people, according to police... READ MORE

9th April, 2017 2514

SOMALIS GREET 'NEW DAWN' AS US DUAL NATIONAL WINS PRESIDENCY


Celebrations have erupted on the streets of Somalia after parliamentarians elected a new president, with crowds chanting songs and firing automatic weapons into the night sky... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 2490

AL-SHABAB SEIZES SOMALI TOWN AFTER PEACEKEEPER PULLOUT


African Union forces abandon Halgan town in the Hiran region, allowing al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters to enter soon after... READ MORE

23rd October, 2016 2329

LARGE EXPLOSION HITS SOMALI CAPITAL MOGADISHU


A vehicle exploded near a busy hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding four others, police said... READ MORE

13th March, 2017 2100

AL-SHABAB MASSACRES 36 IN KENYA


There is growing concern in Kenya about security in regions bordering Somalia after a spate of attacks... READ MORE

2nd December, 2014 2008

SOMALIA'S LOST TAPES REVIVE MUSICAL MEMORIES


Mursal, like many other performers in bands like Waaberi band, Shareero and Dur Dur, fled Somalia after decades of war and now lives in the diaspora... READ MORE

27th August, 2017 2001

KENYA BUS GUNMEN 'WANT RELIGIOUS WAR'


Al-Shabab said the attack was in retaliation for recent killings of Muslims by the Kenyan security forces in the coastal town of Mombasa... READ MORE

23rd November, 2014 1961

FARMAJO CALLS FOR ARMS' EMBARGO END TO DEFEAT AL-SHABAB


The longstanding arms embargo on Somalia severely restricts our ability to procure heavy weapons, Farmajo said... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 1955

3 CHILDREN AMONG DEAD IN JOINT ATTACK IN SOMALIA


At least 10 civilians, including three children, have been killed in a joint raid by Somali forces and US troops in the country's south, local officials said... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 1925

AU TROOPS KILLED IN AL-SHABAB ATTACK


Somalia african union troops killed in al-shabab attack... READ MORE

26th December, 2014 1883

PENTAGON: U.S. AIRSTRIKE KILLS 8 AL-SHABAB TERRORISTS IN SOMALIA


Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said Sunday's attack destroyed an al-Shabab training base near Sakow, a provincial capital... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 1792

KENYAN MUSLIM WHO SHIELDED CHRISTIANS FROM TERRORISTS DIES


That's what Salah Farah told Al-Shabaab gunmen who ambushed a bus he was riding in the Kenyan county of northeast Mandera in late December... READ MORE

21st January, 2016 1757

FOR STRANDED SOMALI REFUGEES FRIEND OF AMERICA IS A DEADLY LABEL


More than 25,000 refugees from Somalia, one of the poorest, hungriest, war-torn countries on earth, were in the pipeline to be resettled in the United States... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 1757

DEADLY CAR BOMB ATTACK ROCKS SOMALIA'S MOGADISHU


We heard a huge explosion in Wadajir district, there are some casualties, Abdifatah Omar Halane, the spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor, said... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1745

SOMALI PIRATES JUST HIJACKED A COMMERCIAL SHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS


In 2010 and 2011, groups of armed Somali men were hijacking merchant vessels off Somalia's coast at an almost daily pace... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 1665

AL-SHABAB SUICIDE BOMBER HITS AU BASE IN BELEDWEYNE


A suicide bomber has driven a vehicle loaded with explosives into an African Union military base in central Somalia, according to a Somali security official... READ MORE

25th October, 2016 1568

FORMER PRIME MINISTER IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF STRUGGLING SOMALIA


Somalia, which has lurched from crisis to crisis since the central government collapsed in 1991, did not hold direct elections... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 1467

SOMALI BOMB EXPLODES NEAR UN CONVOY


Al-Shabab, linked to al-Qaeda, has often carried out attacks in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya... READ MORE

3rd December, 2014 1371

CAR BOMB ATTACK HITS SOMALIA'S MOGADISHU


At least 11 people killed in a car bomb attack on a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Waberi district... READ MORE

26th November, 2016 1367


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