Somali refugees flee Yemen fighting to return to war-torn home

Somali refugees in Yemen are now coming back to their war-torn home as fighting rages in the Middle East country, officials said Saturday.

Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university.

Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university.

Somalia, AU troops `retake strategic island` from Shebab

Somali government forces backed by African Union troops have recaptured a strategic island on the country`s south coast from Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, officials and witnesses said Monday.

Toll in Somali hotel attack rises to 28

Toll in the Feb 20 sucide attack at a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 28 as eight more people succumbed to injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted Security Minister Abdirisaq Omar Mohamed as saying Sunday.

Ex-Somali lawmaker says he knew hotel suicide bomber

 Former Somali member of parliament Salat Ali Jelle said Saturday he personally knew the woman suicide bomber who attacked Central Hotel in Mogadishu Friday.

Somali jailed for 30 years in Italy for raping migrants

A Somali trafficker who raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Italian court, media reported.

Somali man held for 'contract marriage' bid

Police on Saturday foiled a Somali national's bid to enter into a "contract marriage" with a 23-year-old woman here and arrested him along with two women facilitators and a middleman, a senior official said.

Somali Islamist militants praise strikes at "heart of Crusader"

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Wednesday praised al Qaeda over an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and urged further strikes at the "heart of the Crusader enemies".

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.