Somalia refuses to hand over captured Al-Shabaab commander to Kenya

 Somali security agencies said they had turned down a request from the Kenyan defence forces to hand over the captured Al-Shabaab commander, Zakariya Ismail Hersi.

Somalia confirms arrest of Al-Shabaab commander

Somalia has confirmed the arrest of a top Al-Shabaab commander who had a bounty of $3 million on his head, a police official said Sunday.

Somali Islamist with $3 mn US bounty on head surrenders: Govt source

A leader of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, who has a $3 million U.S. bounty on his head, has surrendered, a Somali government source and local media said on Saturday.

Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a USD 3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said on Saturday.

Islamist gunmen attack African Union base in Somalia

Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in Mogadishu on Thursday and killed three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor, the AU mission in Somalia said.

Al Shabaab attacked African military base to avenge leader Godane's death

Somalia`s al Qaeda linked militant group al Shabaab has said that they attacked the African Union military base on Thursday as revenge for the United States airstrike that killed their leader Ahmed Godane in September.

Four Shebab fighters killed in attack on Somalia AU base

Four fighters from Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels were killed and another four captured in an attack by the Islamists against an African Union command centre, officials said Friday.

India donates USD one million towards UN tsunami fund

India on Friday announced a USD one million contribution to a UN fund for tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami.

Militants attack African Union base in Somalia; 9 dead

Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said.

Five attackers dead at AU Somalia base: Official

An African Union Mission in Somalia spokesman says five militants have died after attacking the AU base in the capital, Mogadishu.

Indonesia set to begin tsunami memorials

Thousands of people were due on Thursday at a memorial in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

Somali rebels say attacking main African Union base in Mogadishu

Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab attacked the main African Union peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, a spokesman for the group said.

Somali rebels say they killed 14 in attack on AU base

Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab attacked the main African Union peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing 14 people, a spokesman for the group said.

Kenyan MPs in heated pre-vote debate on terror law `that trims freedoms`

Kenyan lawmakers prepared to vote Thursday on controversial security legislation that would give authorities new powers to hold terror suspects and curtail journalists` freedoms if they are deemed to be "undermining" investigations.

Humanitarian situation worsens in Somalia: UN

The UN humanitarian coordinator in Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, warned Thursday that the humanitarian situation in the country has significantly deteriorated this year for the first time since the end of the 2011 famine.

UN refugee agency to repatriate 10,000 Somalis from Kenya

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said Tuesday it plans to repatriate 10,000 Somali refugees in Kenya who wish to return to Somalia in a pilot project, starting with the immediate support to around 400 people in December.

Over 400 kidnapped, 7 still in captivity of pirates: Govt

Fate of seven Indians kidnapped four years ago by pirates operating off Somalia and Nigerian coasts remains unknown and the past six years have seen the abduction of over 400 nationals, the government has said.

Somali prime minister voted out of office by lawmakers

Members of parliament voted Somalia`s prime minister out of office on Saturday for the second time in a year, a move Western donors had warned would threaten the war-torn nation`s fragile recovery.

Toll from twin bomb attack in Somalia rises to 15

The toll from a twin bomb attack in the central Somali town of Baidoa has risen to 15, police said on Saturday, as the president decried what he called a desperate strike.

Crashed Kenyan fighter pilot missing in rebel-held Somalia: Army

A Kenyan fighter pilot whose jet crashed in an area controlled by al Qaeda-affiliated Shebab fighters in southern Somalia is missing, the Army said on Friday.