Gulf Times - 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.

Sheikha Moza meets Somalia's First Lady

Sheikha Moza meets Somalia's First Lady

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), met on Wednesday ...

11 dead in Mogadishu mall explosion, police say

11 dead in Mogadishu mall explosion, police say

At least eleven people were killed in a large explosion near a mall in Mogadishu on Monday, a police officer told dpa, as militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

At least 8 Somali soldiers killed in attack on army base

At least 8 Somali soldiers killed in attack on army base

At least eight Somali soldiers were killed when the Al-Shabaab group overran their military camp on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo early Saturday, military officials and local elders said.

QFBA hosts diplomatic delegation from Somalia

QFBA hosts diplomatic delegation from Somalia

The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently hosted, in co-ordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia.

Qatar Charity provided clean water to 1mn people in Somalia last year

Qatar Charity provided clean water to 1mn people in Somalia last year

Qatar Charity implemented 421 water projects in Somalia, benefiting more than 1mn drought-affected people in the country.