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Somalia's al Shabaab denounces ex-spokesman as apostate

Somalia's al Shabaab denounces ex-spokesman as apostate

Somali al Shabaab militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed.

Al-Hammadi meets Somalia’s minister

Al-Hammadi meets Somalia’s minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Secretary-General Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi met yesterday with Somalia’s Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development Jamal Mohamed Hassan.

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday ...

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Somali capital

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Somali capital

Police spokesman Major Mohamed Hussein said the attacker, with explosives strapped to his body, infiltrated the General Kahiye Police Training Academy and struck during a police parade.

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found.

Ruling party wins presidential vote in breakaway Somaliland

Ruling party wins presidential vote in breakaway Somaliland

Muse Bihi from the ruling Kulmiye party was on Tuesday declared the winner of last week's presidential poll in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland, election officials said.

US mounts air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia

US mounts air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia

The United States military has carried out an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgency that wants to topple the UN-backed government, the US Africa Command said on Wednesday.

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted Monday in its third presidential poll, hoping to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia.

Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

The death toll from a deadly weekend attack on a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 27, the Somali government said on Sunday, announcing the dismissal of the country's police and intelligence chiefs.

Car bomb, gun attack on hotel in Somali capital kill 25

Car bomb, gun attack on hotel in Somali capital kill 25

An attack on a hotel in the Somali capital ended on Sunday after 25 people had been killed in a near 12-hour siege, police said, underlining the insurgents' ability to carry out deadly attacks in the heart of the city.

Bombs kill at least seven in Mogadishu: police

Bombs kill at least seven in Mogadishu: police

Two car bombs killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility.

Emir directs aid plane be sent to Somalia

Emir directs aid plane be sent to Somalia

The plane carried medical equipment and first aid to help the injured following the terrorist explosions that took place in the Somali capital recently, killing and injuring hundreds.