Gulf Times - Somalia
Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government

Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against al Shabaab militants, won a new term on Thursday, amid a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Mwani Qatar to build Hobyo Port in Somalia

Mwani Qatar to build Hobyo Port in Somalia

Mwani Qatar has entered into an investment partnership with the Somali side to construct the Hobyo Port in Mudug region of central Somalia ...

Somali army base hit by suspected Al-Shabaab attack

Somali army base hit by suspected Al-Shabaab attack

An army base in southern Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, a military official and witnesses said, in an attack claimed by the Al-Shabaab militant group.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.

Suicide car bomb targets hotel in Somali port city, two journalists confirmed dead

Suicide car bomb targets hotel in Somali port city, two journalists confirmed dead

A car bomb went off on Friday at a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu where local elders and lawmakers had been discussing an upcoming regional election

Five killed in Somalia checkpoint gun battle

Five killed in Somalia checkpoint gun battle

Five people, including three civilians, were killed in a gun battle in Somalia on Monday after Al-Shabaab militants opened fire on a checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu, officials said.

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.