Somali Shebab say 18 dead in attack on government troops

Somalia`s hardline Islamists reported heavy fighting on Saturday in battles against government and African Union troops in the central Hiran region.

Government troops advance in Syria`s largest city

Syrian troops advanced in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Monday in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to rebel-held parts of the country`s largest city, activist said.

15 killed in inter-clan fighting in Somalia

A clan elder in
Somalia says a fight over land rights between two rival clans
has killed at least 15 people.