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.

Somali lawmakers move to sack PM

Somali lawmakers presented a motion in parliament Thursday to oust the prime minister, amid warnings the power struggles and political turmoil could damage efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation.

Attack on UN convoy in Somalia outrages UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "outraged" by the terrorist attack on a UN convoy in Somalian capital city of Mogadishu, his spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.

Four killed in suicide attack on UN convoy in Somali capital: Police

 At least four people were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber in the Somali capital rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy, police said.

Somali child sex gangs convicted in Britain

Thirteen Somali men have been convicted of being part of gangs which sexually abused young teenage girls, it could be reported Thursday, the latest in a series of similar cases exposed in English towns and cities.

Kenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attack

Kenya said on Sunday its troops had killed dozens of Shebab Islamists in raids inside Somalia after the execution of 28 non-Muslim people on a Kenyan bus.

US condemns Kenya bus attack, terms it 'horrific'
US condemns Kenya bus attack, terms it 'horrific'

The US condemned "in the strongest terms", the attack on a bus in Kenya that killed 28 people, terming it as "horrific".

Shebab Islamists claim responsibility for Kenya's bus attack

Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly bus attack in neighbouring Kenya in which gunmen slaughtered 28 non-Muslim passengers.

Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police
Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said on Saturday.

Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border: Police

Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab Islamic extremists.

US-Somali shot dead in Mogadishu: Relatives

 A US-Somali engineer who had come back to his birth nation to help rebuild the war-torn country has become the latest returning expat to be shot dead by suspected Islamic extremists, his relatives told a news agency. 

Kenya police carry out fresh raid on Mombasa mosque

Kenyan police officers on Wednesday carried out a fresh raid on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa, police said.

White widow Samantha Lewthwaite is 'alive': Report
White widow Samantha Lewthwaite is 'alive': Report

Contrary to reports that British national Samantha Lewthwaite aka 'White Widow' has been shot dead, new updates state that she is still alive and residing in Somalia with her jihadist husband, an al Qaeda associate.

Over 50,000 affected by seasonal floods in Somalia

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Tuesday said that seasonal flooding in several regions of Somalia affected up to 50,000 people.

Somalia forces, Shebab in fierce fight over strategic island

Somalia`s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels on Saturday launched a major offensive against a strategic island in the south of the country, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.