Somali premier loses confidence vote in Parliament

Somalia`s prime minister lost a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday after months of dispute with the country`s president and international concern that the turmoil was harming rebuilding efforts.

Nine killed, scores wounded in twin bomb attack in Somali town

At least nine people were killed Friday in a twin bomb attack in the central Somali town of Baidoa, police said, the latest in a string of attacks.

UAE official warns of potential for IS-Shabab link

The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat warned today that the Islamic State group could team up with Islamic militants in Somalia, saying that more should be done to prepare for such a threat.

Somali jailed for 30 years over Christmas US bomb plot

A court jailed a Somali-US man for 30 years on Wednesday for plotting to blow up a crowded Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands in the US state of Oregon.

Over 500 Al Shabaab members accept Somali government amnesty offer

A total of 545 members of the armed Islamist militant group Al Shabaab have accepted an amnesty offered by the Somali government after the death of former leader of the militia, Ahmed Abdi Godane.

Somalia`s Shebab stone woman to death for polyandry

A Somali woman has been stoned to death in an Islamist Shebab-controlled part of the country for secretly marrying several husbands, officials and witnesses said Saturday.

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia

Somali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against Shebab Islamist fighters aimed to capture remaining ports from the extremists, army and government officials said on Saturday.

Somali pirate kingpin arrested: Sources

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country`s most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said on Tuesday.

Somali pirate kingpin arrested: Sources

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country`s most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said on Tuesday.

Suicide bomber kills six in attack on anti-Shebab leader

Six people were killed in a southern Somali port town on Saturday after a suicide bomber targeted the house of a prominent anti-Shebab militia leader, the intended victim said. 

After long break, US welcomes Somali ambassador

The United States on Monday welcomed a new ambassador from Somalia -- the first in over two decades.

Five killed in Somalia car bomb attack

At least five people were killed Saturday when a car bomb exploded at the entrance of the Somali parliament in capital Mogadishu.

At least two killed in Somali capital market bomb: Police

At least two people were killed when a bomb exploded on Monday in a busy market in Somalia`s capital Mogadishu at the start of Islam`s holy month of Ramadan, police said.

Danish court cuts brothers` sentence for training with al Shabab

A Danish court on Monday cut a prison sentence given to two Danish brothers of Somali origin convicted for attending a training camp run by Somalia`s Islamist Shabab rebels.

Somali journalist killed in bomb attack

A Somali journalist died in Mogadishu Saturday after a bomb believed to have been attached to his car was remotely detonated, police and witnesses said.

Shebab claim new attack in Kenya, police say at least 10 dead

At least 10 people have been killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya`s coast, police said Tuesday, with Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels claiming responsibility.

48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town: Police

Dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said today.

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis

Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.

Warplanes strike Somali Islamist stronghold

Fighter jets pounded a key base of Somalia`s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab Sunday, in the latest push by African Union troops against the insurgents, the Islamists and witnesses said Sunday.

UN troops deploy in Somali capital to defend staff

A special UN military force to protect aid workers deployed for the first time in the war-ravaged Somali capital Sunday, amid a wave of attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents.