Voting for new president underway in Somalia`s Puntland

Lawmakers in Somalia`s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday started voting for a new president amid tight security, officials said.

At least 8 dead in car bomb attack in Somalia`s Puntland

At least eight people were killed on Thursday when a car bomber rammed a convoy in Somalia`s northern port of Bossasso, a region harbouring Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents where tensions are high ahead of elections in January.

100 feared dead in Somalia storm

At least 100 people were feared dead after a storm hit the coastal areas of Somalia`s northeastern autonomous state of Puntland over the weekend, an official said Monday.

Somalia’s Puntland troops rescue hostages on hijacked ship

The Puntland government said their forces captured the Panama-flagged MV Iceberg 1, which was docked near the Gara`ad coastal village in Mudung region.

Don`t try Danish hostage rescue again: Pirate

The warning follows a botched rescue attempt on Thursday by govt forces.

Somali mystery militia rises

Military force being created in Somalia is funded by mysterious donor nation.