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Somali `Shebab commanders` killed in African Union offensive: AU

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:46

African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Indian-American pleads guilty to funding al Qaeda groups

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:31

A 31-year-old Indian-American, caught in a FBI sting operation, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three terror groups operating under al Qaeda in war-torn Syria and Somalia.

Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:27

An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia`s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP.

Somalia`s presidential palace attacked by Islamist Shabab: Police

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:42

Somalia`s Islamist Shabab rebels launched a major bomb attack and armed assault against the country`s presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex and fighting a major gunbattle with security guards.

Somali capital one step short of famine: UN

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:21

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency levels just short of famine, the United Nations warned Monday.

US military admits secret presence in Somalia

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:22

The US military has secretly maintained forces in Somalia since 2007, despite earlier public statements claiming it had no presence in the country until last October, defense officials said Thursday.

Somali lawmaker assassinated, Shebab claim responsibility

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:13

Somalia`s al Qaeda-linked Shebab claimed responsibility for shooting dead a lawmaker and wounding another today, the latest in a surge of attacks in Mogadishu during Islam`s holy month of Ramadan.

Somali Shebab claim attacks, vow more Ramadan violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 15:21

Somalia`s al Qaeda-linked Shebab has claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in the capital Mogadishu and warned that violence will intensify during Islam`s holy month of Ramadan.

China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in 1991

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:39

China is re-opening its embassy in Somalia some 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war.

At least two killed in Somali capital market bomb: Police

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 20:38

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.

At least two killed in Somali capital market bomb: Police

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 15:21

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.

Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:09

Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia`s security forces in the capital on Sunday, police and witnesses said on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month when insurgents had warned they would stage attacks.