Gulf Times - Somalia
Kenya court convicts 3 for role in 2015 Garissa massacre

Kenya court convicts 3 for role in 2015 Garissa massacre

A Nairobi court on Wednesday found three men guilty of abetting Somali jihadists who carried out a 2015 attack on Garissa University in northeast Kenya in which 148 people were killed.

17 killed in Somalia in car bomb explosion, revenge attack

17 killed in Somalia in car bomb explosion, revenge attack

A car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament Saturday, killing eight people, emergency workers said, hours after militia executed nine civilians from a clan with suspected links to the Islamist Al-Shabaab.

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

The United Nations Security Council decided Friday to cut 1,000 troops from a regional peacekeeping force in Somalia, despite a rise in attacks by the Al-Shabaab militia in Mogadishu.

US says 17 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrikes

US says 17 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrikes

US forces in Africa have killed 17 suspected Islamic State militants in airstrikes this week in the mountainous northern region of Somalia, a military statement said Friday.

Qatar Charity inks pact with Somalia's health ministry

Qatar Charity inks pact with Somalia's health ministry

Qatar Charity (QC) recently signed a co-operation and partnership agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Care, Somalia.

US admits first civilian casualties in Somalia airstrikes

US admits first civilian casualties in Somalia airstrikes

US forces said Friday that two civilians had died in an airstrike in Somalia, the first time it has admitted non-combatant deaths since launching a wave of missiles targeting jihadist fighters.

Amir condoles with Somalia's president

Amir condoles with Somalia's president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent on Saturday cables of condolences to Somalia's President ...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least nine people, including an assistant minister, killed during an ensuing gun battle.

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what could be a boost for al Shabaab insurgents.

Somali special forces battle militants holding hostages

Somali special forces battle militants holding hostages

Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu on Friday as Somali special forces battled to dislodge insurgents who bombed a hotel, killing at least 29 people, then holed up with hostages in a neighbouring building.

Somali president praises Qatar's support for development projects

Somali president praises Qatar's support for development projects

President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullah Farmajo, has thanked the government and people of Qatar under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, for undertaking development and humanitarian projects in Somalia and for its assistance to the people and government of Somali

Dreama hosts wife of Somali president

Dreama hosts wife of Somali president

The Orphans Care Centre (Dreama) has welcomed Sainab Abdi Moallim, wife of Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who was in Qatar to learn about the services provided by Dreama.