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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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Somali President condemns Mogadishu attack


October 5th, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 5 (IANS) Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Mogadishu in which 70 people died and 150 suffered injuries.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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65 dead in Somali car bombing


October 4th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 4 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives near the education ministry in this Somali capital, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Iran willing to help resolve Somali crisis


May 28th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Friday announced Iran's readiness to help Somalia end the longstanding crisis in the Horn of Africa country.Press TV reported that ... Read more...

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UNSC calls for comprehensive peace strategy for Somalia


March 11th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Mar.10 (ANI): In the face of instability, terrorism and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Somalia, the UN Security Council has called for a comprehensive peace and security strategy in the region.Chinese ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda linked group claims Mogadishu suicide blasts


September 10th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Thursday at Mogadishu airport. At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded when two explosives-filled ... 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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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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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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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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In world’s largest refugee camp, life goes on


October 17th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Michael Logan Dadaab (Kenya), Oct 17 (DPA) Shueb Mohamed Hassan stands beneath a shady tree, alternating between chatting with his friend, fiddling with his mobile phone and sneaking glances at two ... Read more...

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Kidnapped UN workers released in Somalia


March 17th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu/New York, March 17 (DPA) Gunmen late Monday released four UN relief workers - three foreigners and one local staffer - after a brief abduction in Somalia, the UN said. Marie Okabe, a ... Read more...

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Ethiopia completes Somalia pullout


January 25th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 25 (DPA) Ethiopian forces that have been propping up Somalia's government for the last two years have left Somalia completely, reports said Sunday.Ethiopian forces invaded in late 2006 to help ... Read more...

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Somalia politician executed for working with Ethiopians


January 17th, 2009 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 17 (DPA) Islamist insurgents have executed a Somali politician in the port town of Kismayo for working with Ethiopian forces occupying Somalia, reports said Friday.The Islamists seized control of Kismayo ... Read more...

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Somalia clashes leave 30 dead


January 12th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 12 (DPA) Clashes between Somali Islamists competing to seize areas abandoned by departing Ethiopian troops left around 30 people dead and 30 injured over the weekend, reports said Monday.Main insurgent ... 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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Somali parliament endorses PM, rejects president’s decision


December 15th, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 15 (Xinhua) The Somali parliament Monday voted to endorse Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein and his government, overturning President Abdullahi Yuruf Ahmed's decision to sack the prime minister.In a no-confidence ... Read more...

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Somalian terror outfit has close links to al Qaeda


November 26th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.26 (ANI): A Somalian terror outfit going by the name of Shabaab al Mujahideen, is reported to have close ties to Al Qaeda. The Shabaab''s ultimate goal is to throw ... Read more...

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Somali insurgents take port town without fight


November 12th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Nov 12 (DPA) Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab has taken over the port town of Merka, 90 km southwest of the capital, after government forces abandoned their posts overnight, residents said Wednesday."Heavily ... Read more...

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Somalia homicide bombings facilitated by al Qaeda


October 31st, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A US intelligence official has said that the series of homicide bombings in Somalia on Wednesday were probably the work of a local group that was likely ... Read more...

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UN office, Ethiopian embassy in five sites bombed in Somalia


October 29th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 29 (DPA) Five suicide bomb attacks, including one on an Ethiopian embassy and one on a UN compound, rocked Somalia Wednesday, witnesses said.Witness Farhaan Omaye told DPA that three near-simultaneous ... Read more...

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Somali gunmen release head of UN refugee agency


August 28th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 28 (DPA) Somali gunmen have released the head of the UN refugee agency's office in Somali capital Mogadishu after two months in captivity, the agency said.Hassan Mohamed Ali, popularly known ... Read more...

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Six killed as Ethiopian troops fire on minibus in Somalia


August 14th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), Aug 14 (DPA) Six civilians were killed and four wounded when Ethiopian troops opened fired on a minibus just south of this Somali capital, witnesses said Thursday. They said the ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release two German hostages: Official


August 9th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), Aug 9 (DPA) Somali pirates have released a German couple kidnapped in late June as they sailed through the Gulf of Aden, an official said Saturday. The official from the ... Read more...

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Top UN official killed in Somalia: reports


July 7th, 2008 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi/Mogadishu, July 7 (DPA) Unknown gunmen have shot and killed the head of the United Nations' Development Programme in Somalia, reports said Sunday. The BBC reported that Osman Ali Ahmed was shot ... 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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Somali pirates demand $2 mn for release of Germans


July 1st, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu, July 1 (DPA) Somali pirates are demanding $2 million for the release of a German couple kidnapped off the country's coast, an intermediary in the negotiations said Tuesday. Pirates abducted the ... Read more...

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Somali gunmen releases abducted UN workers (Lead)


June 29th, 2008 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi/Mogadishu/Copenhagen, June 28 (DPA) Two kidnapped Scandinavian workers for the UN mine action programme were released the same day they were taken by Somali gunmen, the Danish foreign ministry reported in Copenhagen ... Read more...

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Somali gunmen kidnap two UN workers


June 28th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi/Mogadishu, June 28 (DPA) Gunmen have abducted two people working for the UN' mine action programme in Somalia, the BBC said Saturday. Reports said that gunmen seized the two, believed to be ... Read more...

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Somali president escapes roadside bomb attack


June 18th, 2008 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu, June 18 (DPA) A roadside bomb killed three policemen, one of them a senior officer, in Mogadishu Wednesday just minutes after a convoy carrying Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed had driven ... Read more...

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Five dead in Somalia airport shelling as president flies out


June 12th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), June 12 (DPA) At least five civilians died Thursday when Islamic insurgents attacked government soldiers near Mogadishu airport just minutes after Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed took off, residents and ... Read more...

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BBC journalist shot dead in Somalia


June 8th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu(Somalia), June 8 (DPA) Nasteh Dahir Farah, a reporter for the BBC and AP news agency, has been killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Kismayo, 500 km south of Mogadishu, ... Read more...

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UN delegation kicks off Africa tour with Somali peace talks


June 2nd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 2 (DPA) A delegation from the United Nations Security Council was Monday due to attend ongoing peace talks in Djibouti aimed at ending the conflict that has brought chaos ... Read more...

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Deadly crossing kills thousands of desperate refugees


May 30th, 2008 - 9:09 am ICT by admin
DPA Nairobi, May 30 (DPA) On a beach in Bosaso, northeast Somalia, near the tip of the Horn of Africa, dozens of Somali and Ethiopian refugees perch on rocks or squat in the ... Read more...

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