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Somalia: At least 14 killed in twin bomb attacks in Mogadishu


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, local authorities said Thursday.The attack occurred at the popular Village Restaurant ... Read more...

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Five Somali kids killed in school bombing


August 28th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 28 (IANS/AKI) At least five children died and a dozen others were injured when a bomb exploded at a school in Somalia, an official said.The attack took place ... Read more...

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Pirates free Briton after six months


March 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A British woman who was kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast six months ago has been released, The Telegraph reported Wednesday.Judith Tebbutt, 56, ... Read more...

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US says backing Kenya’s military operation in Somalia


October 28th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US Friday said it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out ... Read more...

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Heavy fighting in central Somalia claims 30 lives


September 4th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
GALKAYO, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 30 people were killed and dozens of others wounded after two days of heavy fighting in Somalia's Puntland region, local media reported on Saturday.Heavy fighting ... Read more...

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Ship owners ask Somali pirates to release seven Indians (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The owners of MV Asphalt Venture Sunday appealed to Somali pirates to keep to their word and release the vessel's remaining seven Indian sailors. Eight ... Read more...

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Trying to contact pirates with 7 Indians: Ship owners


April 17th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With Somali pirates still holding seven Indian hostages even after the ransom was paid, ship owners Sunday said that they have not heard anything from ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free 8 Indian crew, 7 still held hostage (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Somali pirates released a Panama-flagged tanker with only eight of the 15-member all-Indian crew, and are still holding seven men hostages despite the ship owners ... Read more...

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Somali premier resigns amid spat with president


September 21st, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (DPA) Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke resigned Tuesday over tensions with the conflict-hit country's president. "After political crises in the government and after I have seen that insecurity ... 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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Situation in Somalia grows dire as 20,000 flee Country’s capital


February 20th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 20,000 Somalis have fled the Country's capital after being uprooted by the renewed violence in the region, the United Nations said on Friday.The United Nations High ... Read more...

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Senior Al Qaeda man killed in Somalia


February 10th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Feb 9 (DPA) A Somali minister Tuesday said government forces had killed a senior Al Qaeda fighter who was also a member of Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab. State-run Radio Mogadishu earlier reported ... Read more...

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Six Somali pirates killed in group fight over ransom


January 20th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 19 (IANS) Six pirates from rival groups in Somalia were killed in fighting over the sharing of $7 million ransom gained from the release of a Greek tanker off central ... Read more...

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Somali insurgents ban UN mine agency


December 18th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Dec 17 (DPA) Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab Thursday said it was banning the UN Mine Action agency from operating in Somalia. Al-Shabaab, which is battling to topple the weak Western-backed government, said ... Read more...

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Man stoned to death in Somalia for adultery


November 7th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Nov 7 (DPA) Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab has stoned a man to death in the port town of Marka for committing adultery, officials said. "The 33-year-old man Abbas (Hussein Abdurahman) confessed his ... Read more...

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Somali man marries girl 95 years his junior


October 31st, 2009 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 31 (RIA Novosti) A 112-year-old Somali man has married a 17-year-old girl in central Somalia. The wedding took place in the village of Guriceel in central Somalia, one of the ... Read more...

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Five Pakistani clerics gunned down in Somalia


August 12th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Aug 12 (DPA) Five Pakistani clerics have been shot dead during an attack on a mosque in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, reports said Wednesday. Armed men entered the mosque in Galkayo town ... Read more...

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Situation in Somalia matter of deep concern: UN chief


July 24th, 2009 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 24 (Xinhua) Repeated attempts to overthrow the transitional Somali government are a source of deep concern, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, calling on the global community to help ... Read more...

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Over 67,000 displaced in latest Somali violence, says UN


May 27th, 2009 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 27 (Xinhua) More than 67,000 people have been displaced in the escalating violence in the Somali capital, as the military intensified their operations against the Islamic militants, who fired mortar ... Read more...

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Somali insurgents capture key town near Mogadishu


May 17th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 17 (DPA) The Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab Sunday took control of Jowhar, a key strategic town north of Mogadishu, after two hours of fierce fighting, witnesses and town elders said. "There ... Read more...

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Moderate Islamists seize town from Somali insurgents


January 29th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 29 (DPA) A moderate Somali Islamist group Thursday seized control of a second town from main insurgent group al-Shabaab as the groups battle to fill gaps left by the departure ... Read more...

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Ethiopia begins Somalia withdrawal


January 3rd, 2009 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 2 (DPA) Dozens of trucks full of Ethiopian soldiers and their belongings left the Somali capital Mogadishu Friday as Ethiopia began to withdraw from its neighbour after a two-year occupation.Ethiopian ... Read more...

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No more fighting with insurgents: Somali government


November 28th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mogasishu, Nov 28 (Xinhua) The Somali transitional government said Friday its forces would not engage in hostilities with the insurgents to retake rebel-held territories.The government said its decision was in compliance with ... Read more...

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Somali prime minister calls on insurgents to join peace talks


September 25th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 25 (Xinhua) Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein Thursday called on the insurgent groups which have not been part of the peace talks to join in the national reconciliation process ... Read more...

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UN humanitarian envoy urges world to aid Somalia


August 29th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 29 (DPA) The UN special humanitarian envoy has called for the international community, in particular Muslim nations, to step up aid to war-torn Somalia, which is facing a growing humanitarian ... Read more...

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50 killed in clashes in Somalia


July 2nd, 2008 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu, July 2 (DPA) More than 50 people have been killed since Tuesday in fierce fighting between Somali government troops and Islamic insurgents, officials and residents said Wednesday. The chairman of the ... Read more...

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Red Cross steps up relief operation in Somalia


June 4th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Nairobi, June 4 (Xinhua) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday it has stepped up relief work in Somalia to response to a deepening crisis. The aid agency said ... Read more...

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Widow of Brit Muslim teacher says he was killed because he converted to Christianity


April 16th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.16 (ANI): The widow of a British Muslim teacher killed in Somalia has said radical Muslims finished him off because he had converted to Christianity. Daud Hassan Ali, 64, was shot ... Read more...

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Insurgents take over southern Somali town


April 7th, 2008 - 4:46 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Mogadishu, April 7 (Xinhua) Opposition Islamist fighters have taken control over southern Somali town of Balad after hours of fierce fighting with government troops based there, media reports and witnesses have said. ... Read more...

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UN concerned about worsening drought in Somalia


March 1st, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua United Nations, March 1 (Xinhua) The UN humanitarian agency has expressed concern over a worsening drought in central Somalia where many rural families are suffering severe water shortages. Most traditional water catchments ... Read more...

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