Somalia

At least 28 injured in blast at Elite hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

"There are deaths and injuries of civilians who were passing near the hotel and others who were inside the hotel. Among the dead is one director of the information ministry," state news agency said, citing information ministry spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar.

Aug 17, 2020, 00:00 AM IST

Former Somalian footballer Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah dies of coronavirus COVID-19

Farah had been serving as the advisor to the Minister of Youth and Sport of the Federal Government of Somalia for the last four years. 

 

Mar 26, 2020, 11:33 AM IST

Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

In an audio message, al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed 90 people at the busy Ex-Control checkpoint northwest of Mogadishu.

Dec 31, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Death toll in Somalia truck bomb blast rises to 76

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide attack.

Dec 28, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

Somalia: 25 killed, several injured in suicide blast in Mogadishu

Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar told Xinhua news agency that a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at the checkpoint on Afgoye road. 

Dec 28, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

US airstrike kills ISIS terrorist in Somalia

The US strikes have largely targeted al-Shabab figureheads and based in southern Somalia where the militant group still maintains a strong grip on some regions.
 

Jul 29, 2019, 07:54 AM IST

Huge blast heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

Al Shabaab is trying to remove the Western-backed central government and establish its own rule based on its strict interpretation of sharia law.

Feb 04, 2019, 14:18 PM IST

US airstrike kills 52 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The Al-Qaeda allied terrorist group continues to hold parts of the country`s south and central regions after being chased out of Mogadishu years ago.

Jan 20, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

Naval ship INS Sunayna seizes arms from illegal fishing vessel off Somalia

INS Sunayna detected a suspicious fishing vessel on Saturday, approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia.

Dec 09, 2018, 08:18 AM IST

US airstrike kills 60 Al Shabab militants in Somalia

The airstrike was conducted by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). 

Oct 17, 2018, 10:23 AM IST

14 dead, over 20 injured in twin suicide blasts in Somalia

Twin suicide blasts took place in southwestern Somalia. 

Oct 14, 2018, 09:54 AM IST

For a brief moment, goalscorers forget poverty and war

The eyes of the world will turn to Russia this week for the World Cup but it is far away you must look to find the sport`s beating heart -- on war-ravaged streets and in poverty-stricken slums where the simple act of

Jun 11, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Two car bombs explode in Somali capital and kill 18 people

Shooting broke out near the president`s residence at the time of the blasts, police and ambulance services said

Feb 24, 2018, 06:24 AM IST

Senior Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia drone strike

Several senior Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.

Dec 17, 2017, 07:53 AM IST

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:35 AM IST

Suicide bomber blows himself in police academy in Somalia, many casualties likely

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu today with several people feared dead, police said.

Dec 14, 2017, 11:25 AM IST

US slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

New York police say Ullah set off a pipe bomb in an underground corridor of the subway system that connects Times Square to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at rush hour on Monday morning, injuring himself and three others.

Dec 13, 2017, 07:30 AM IST

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

The White House asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump`s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

Nov 21, 2017, 08:53 AM IST

United States strikes Islamic State in Somalia for first time

The US has conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said.

Nov 04, 2017, 07:44 AM IST

25 killed, 30 injured in Somalia hotel attack

As many as 25 people were on Saturday killed and 30 others injured following a suicide attack outside a popular hotel in Somalia's Mogadishu.

Oct 29, 2017, 13:31 PM IST