Malaysia investigates suspected Somali militant activity

Malaysian police are investigating whether al Qaeda linked Somali rebels were seeking to set up a base in the Southeast Asian country after a suspected insurgent was arrested, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.

Somali president safe after Islamist attack

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud escaped unhurt on Tuesday from an ambush on his heavily armoured convoy claimed by al Qaeda linked Islamists, the latest attack targeting the internationally backed leader.

Somali militants say they killed French hostage

Somalia`s most dangerous militant group says it has killed a French hostage that French military forces tried to rescue last weekend.

Somali militants execute 3 said to inform CIA, MI6

Somalia`s militant group says it publicly executed 3 of its members because they had spied on them for the US and British intelligence agencies.

Al-Zawahiri video urges Somali militants to fight

In the video, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urges al-Shabab militants not to be deterred by US drone attacks.

French forces join fight against Somali militants

Kenya said that France`s Navy bombed a town in Somalia near a stronghold of al-Shabab.

Somali militants on the run: Kenyan official

Kenya last weekend sent troops into Somalia to wipe out al-Shabab as a fighting force.

Kenya: 2 Spanish aid workers seized in camp

Suspected Somali militants entered the world`s largest refugee camp and abducted two Spanish women.

Somali militants aiming to attack abroad: CIA chief

Somalia has had no effective government since dictator Siad Barre was deposed in 1991.

Somali militants display dead peacekeeper bodies

Somali militants said they had paraded dead bodies of five AU peacekeepers.

Somali militants enforce Taliban-style dress code

Residents of a southern Somali town say Islamists are enforcing a Taliban-style dress code.