somalia

14 Iranian fishermen released by al-Shabaab following prolonged talks

Al-Arabiyya speculated based on earlier reports that they may have been abducted by pirates and then given to al-Shabaab.

Climate disasters put plight of displaced in COP27 focus

As climate change fuels the movement of migrants throughout the world, the subject becomes a center point at the COP27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

By REUTERS
13/11/2022

Somalia: At least 100 killed in car bombings outside gov't offices

The first of the explosions hit the education ministry near a busy junction in Mogadishu. The second occurred as ambulances arrived and people gathered to help the victims.

By REUTERS
30/10/2022

Somalia says it killed al Shabaab co-founder

Somali security forces have touted gains made in recent weeks against the al Qaeda-linked group while fighting alongside local self-defense groups.

By REUTERS
03/10/2022

Voices from the Arab press: Russia’s image in the world

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
02/09/2022

Somali forces end siege at Mogadishu hotel

The gunmen were holding an unknown number of hostages on the second floor of the building, Mohammed, an intelligence officer, said, preventing authorities from using heavy weapons.

By REUTERS
20/08/2022

Somalia brings back previously corrupt president promising change

Faced with criticism over massive corruption, restrictions on the media, and abuses of power in his first term, which ended in 2017, Mohamud has adopted a conciliatory tone.

By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
22/05/2022

Biden approves redeployment of under 500 ground troops to Somalia

Prior to Trump's withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.

By REUTERS
16/05/2022

Iranian arrested in Kenya for planning terror attacks against Israeli targets - report

Iranian Mohammed Saeid Golabi was arrested in Kenya for coordinating a terror cell in Nairobi attacking both Israeli and local sites.

Suicide bomber kills well-known Somali journalist

Al Shabaab, which wants to overthrow the government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law, confirmed it was behind the attack.

By REUTERS
20/11/2021
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