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Tag: Somalia

At Least 16 Killed In Hours-Long Mogadishu Hotel Siege In Somalia

Mogadishu: At least 16 people, including a police officer, were killed and dozens others injured after the Somalian security forces ended a five-hour siege by the al-Shabab terror group at a beachside hotel in the capital city of Mogadishu, a government official said on Monday. Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar said five al-Shabab fighters were […]

25 Killed In Somalia Suicide Blast

Mogadishu: At least 25 people were killed and several others injured in a suicide blast that hit at a security checkpoint near a busy crossing on the outskirts of the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, an official said. Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar told Xinhua news agency that a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at […]

US air strike kills ISIS terrorist in Somalia

Mogadishu: The US military has conducted an air strike against ISIS terrorist in northern Somalia, killing one militant, US Africa Command (Africom) said. The US Africa Command (Africom) which oversees American troops on the African continent said on Sunday that the latest strike was conducted on Saturday in cooperation with the Somali government targeting terrorists […]

Somalia regains control of airspace management

Mogadishu: The Somali government on Thursday announced that it has officially regained control and management of its airspace after 27 years being run by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regional office in Nairobi. Somali President Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo on Thursday officially inaugurated the offices and equipment installed at Mogadishu International Airport and […]

17 killed in Somalia restaurants attacks

Mogadishu: At least 17 people were killed and 26 others injured when two restaurants in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu were attacked by militants, police said on Thursday. An emergency team said confirmed that it has found 17 bodies, but it had to “stop rescue work as the area became too dark while bombings are still going […]

Somalia, Qatar discuss ties on sidelines of UK meet

London: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani discussed bilateral relations on the sidelines of an international conference being held in London on Thursday in support of Somalia. During the meeting, the two discussed means of achieving sustainable development in Somalia along with a number of issues of […]

Somalia's military rescues 8 Indian crew held by pirates

Mogadishu: Somalia’s military has rescued eight Indian crew members who had been held hostage by pirates, an official said today. The sailors of a ship hijacked last week were rescued after regional forces surrounded their pirate captors in a small village outside Hobyo town, Abdullahi Ahmed Ali, the town’s mayor, told The Associated Press. Four […]

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Ben Stiller helps in raising funds for Somalia

Los Angeles: Actor Ben Stiller joined forces with other celebrities in an effort to send aid to Somalia, where a food crisis is currently ravaging the nation. The 51-year-old comedian on Friday helped raise over $1 million in under 24 hours to help Somalis facing starvation, reports dailymail.co.uk. The “Zoolander” actor teamed up with Jerome Jarre […]