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89 Al-Shabaab terrorists held in Somalia


July 15th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 15 (IANS) Somali security forces have arrested 89 people suspected to be having links with Al Qaeda-affiliated terror outfit Al-Shabaab, Xinhua reported.The men were arrested in the capital ... Read more...

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UAE charity digs wells in Somalia


June 8th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, June 7 (IANS/WAM) A charity organisation from Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dug up 62 wells in drought-hit areas of Somalia.The Human Appeal International dug up ... Read more...

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Drone crashes near Somalia refugee camp


February 4th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 4 (IANS) An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported."A drone or unmanned aerial craft crashed near ... Read more...

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UAE helps 5,000 Somalians return


December 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) Around 5,000 displaced Somalian villagers staying at a camp of around 30,000 people in the capital Mogadishu have been repatriated to their villages by the ... Read more...

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Lawmaker shot dead in Somalia


November 10th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Nov 9 (IANS) Unidentified assailants shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali transitional federal parliament in the capital Mogadishu Wednesday.The masked attackers, armed with pistols, shot Ibrahim Mohamed Bulleh ... Read more...

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UAE builds hospital in Somalia


November 9th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 9 (IANS/WAM) A hospital for women and children built by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Somali capital Mogadishu will be completed soon, officials said.The al-Hanan Hospital ... Read more...

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One dead in UN agency blast in Somalia


September 24th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 24 (IANS) One person was killed Saturday when a bomb accidentally went off in a vehicle at the office of a UN agency involved in land mine removal ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda-linked group bans English in Somali schools


September 10th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda-linked militant outfit Al Shabab has banned the teaching of English in schools in Somalia, and has ordered teachers to replace it with Arabic, a ... Read more...

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UNSC asks Somali groups to join governance meet


August 16th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council, chaired by India, has urged all Somali groups to participate in next month's consultative meeting to work out an agreed roadmap ... Read more...

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World media asks people to avoid riot-hit Britain


August 10th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) "Keep away from Britain" -- media around the world have warned people, while reacting with horror to the riots that have affected many cities across the ... Read more...

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Al-Shabaab militants withdraw from Somali capital


August 7th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU (BNO NEWS) -- The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday retreated from the country's war-ravaged capital following fierce clashes with government forces and their allies.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said ... Read more...

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UAE launches relief programme in Somalia


July 31st, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Saturday launched first phase of an urgent massive humanitarian programme to assist victims of drought in the Horn of Africa, especially SomaliaThe UAE relief ... Read more...

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UN chief briefs UAE on Somalia crisis


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 28 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to inform him on the ... Read more...

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Pope sends 50,000 euro for famine relief in Somalia


July 21st, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has sent 50,000 euro (around $71,000) to Somalia to be used as aid for millions of people starving because of drought.The pope ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda cell in London: WikiLeaks


May 16th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) A terror cell of the Al Qaeda - dubbed the "London Boys" - is active in Britain, and four members of the unit were trained at ... Read more...

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17 dead in Somalia shootout


January 31st, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and several others injured Monday in a shootout between two units of government security forces in the Somalian capital, Xinhua reported.The firefight ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda bans men and women from shaking hands


January 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Militants linked to terror outfit Al Qaeda have banned "unrelated" Somalian men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together in public, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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North Africa at risk of being overrun by al-Qaeda


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): Al-Qaeda is poised to overrun five states in North Africa and the Middle East, creating terrorist safe havens from which the network can launch attack on the West, ... Read more...

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Somali Islamists storm broadcaster


September 20th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 20 (DPA) Fighters with Somalia's Islamist al-Shabaab miliita stormed the headquarters of radio and TV broadcaster in the capital Mogadishu over the weekend, reported the online portal maareg.com Sunday. The rebels, ... Read more...

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10 dead in suicide blast at Mogadishu airport


September 9th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 9 (DPA) A suicide blast at the airport of Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday killed at least 10 people, witnesses said. Witnesses said they saw a bomber drive up to the main ... Read more...

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15 killed in bomb blast in Somalia (Lead)


September 1st, 2010 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 1 (IANS) At least fifteen people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday after a roadside bomb explosion hit two passenger buses in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills eight in Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 1 (DPA) A roadside bomb has killed eight people and injured 12 in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the Horn of Africa nation's information ministry said Tuesday. Nobody claimed immediate responsibility for ... Read more...

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Four peacekeepers killed in Somalia


August 30th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 30 (DPA) Four African Union peacekeepers were among 10 people killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu Monday as the Horn of Africa nation's president called for help against a growing ... Read more...

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15 dead, 25 injured in fresh clashes in Somalia


August 28th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 28 (DPA) At least 15 civilians died and 25 others were wounded in a heavy fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu overnight, officials said Saturday. The clashes are between Islamist insurgents ... Read more...

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10 politicians among 42 dead in Somalia clashes (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu/Nairobi, Aug 24 (DPA) At least 42 people, including ten lawmakers, have died in fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu after Islamist insurgents declared "a final war" against African Union (AU) peacekeepers. Radical ... Read more...

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Female fanatics to be paraded at extremist rally in Somalia


July 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A shocking new terror threat linked to al-Qaeda has been unveiled, with extremist element in Somalia deciding to parade female fanatics armed with AK47 assault rifles and dressed ... Read more...

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Burqa clad women wielding AK-47s seen in Somalia


July 12th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) A group of burqa-clad women wielding AK-47 assault rifles and linked to the Al Qaeda has been seen in Somalia, a media report said Monday. The female fanatics hid ... Read more...

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Somalia’s Islamic militants kill two for watching football match


June 15th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 15 (ANI): Islamic militants have killed two Somali football fans after they caught them watching World Cup football matches.The Hizbul Islam group militants stormed a house near the capital Mogadishu ... Read more...

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23 killed, dozens injured in Somalia fighting


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 3 (DPA) At least 23 people have been killed and 61 injured in fighting between Islamist insurgents and African Union-backed government forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said Thursday. Fighters ... Read more...

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26 die after attack on Somali parliament


May 17th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 17 (DPA) At least 26 people have died in the Somali capital Mogadishu after insurgents attacked the parliament building, an official said Monday. Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab, which is battling to ... Read more...

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35 die in explosions at mosque of Somali capital


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Twin explosions struck a mosque on Saturday in the Somali capital, killing 35 and wounding more than 50 others, media reports said.The explosions took place near the ... Read more...

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Somalia bomb explosion kills 28


May 1st, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 1 (DPA) At least 28 people were killed and 70 injured Saturday in a bomb attack on a mosque in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Witnesses said that two explosions shook the ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie ‘deeply troubled’ by deaths in Somalia


April 19th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 19 (DPA) US actress Angelina Jolie said Monday she was concerned by the increasingly heavy impact of conflict in Somalia on civilians. "I am deeply troubled by the complete and ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda video aims at child recruits


April 17th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, April 17 (IANS/AKI) Al-Qaeda recruiters are targeting children and aiming to make Somali suicide bombing a multi-generational family affair. A new recruitment video by Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda branch that operates in ... Read more...

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U.S. aiding Somalia for major offensive to retake its capital


March 6th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), Mar 6(ANI): The United States is aiding the Somali Government, which is preparing a major offensive to finally reassert its control over its capital and bring order to a country ... Read more...

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