Stories tagged: Somalia
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Tuesday.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
UN chief: Drought-stricken Somalia ‘hangs in the balance’
British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Pentagon says Navy SEAL was killed in Somalia operation
The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL who was killed in a military operation in Somalia.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
U.S. military member killed in Somalia, 1st death since 1993
A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab – the first U.S. combat death in the country in more than two …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group
Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat
Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said Monday.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Somalia’s new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13
Somalia’s new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack Sunday just moments after he was sworn in with a mandate to launch a new offensive against Islamic extremists. Thirteen …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus, official says
A roadside bomb exploded and killed at least 20 people in a minibus in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region Thursday evening, the region’s governor said, blaming the extremist group al-Shabab.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
The cholera epidemic is most prevalent among women and children. Cholera outbreaks often occur in refugee camps due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Water scarcity also remains a major problem …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat
Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …
Fri., March 17, 2017, midnight
Goodman/Moynihan: 20 million need food, not bombs
President Trump should fully fund food shipments and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Drought in Somalia exacts heavy toll on herders
Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: “I am lost.” Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers with a herd that once numbered …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says
Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
‘A nightmare:’ U.N. chief urges help for Somalia hunger crisis
Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia’s worsening hunger crisis.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought
Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region – the first death toll announced in a severe …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
At least 57 al-Shabab extremists killed in Somalia assault
At least 57 members of the al-Shabab extremist group were killed Thursday as African Union and Somali forces attacked one of its camps, the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia announced. …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5 p.m.
Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine
Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia
The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5:28 a.m.
20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon, U.N. says
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent “a catastrophe” of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace
Somalia’s new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Former prime minister, a US citizen, wins Somalia vote
A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship was declared Somalia’s new president Wednesday, immediately taking the oath of office as the long-chaotic country moved toward its first fully …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Somalia to delay election for 4th time, official says
Somalia has decided to delay its presidential election for a fourth time amid allegations of fraud and intimidation, an electoral official said Monday.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Somalia recaptures town from ISIS-linked fighters; 34 dead
A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Trump says Ohio State attacker should not have been in the country
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Ohio State student who plowed his car into a crowd and then slashed at people with a butcher knife was “a Somali refugee …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
26 fishermen freed after being held by Somali pirates since 2012
The crew of a fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates in March 2012 was freed after payment of a ransom, officials said.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast
Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Somalia bombings kill 17 at local government HQ, market
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least …
Tue., July 26, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Two suicide car bombs near U.N. offices kill 13 in Somalia
Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars Tuesday outside the office of the U.N.’s mine-clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 9:18 p.m.
At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack, police say
Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Somalia hotel attack kills 2 parliament members, 4 others
Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, stormed a hotel in the capital Wednesday evening, killing at least six people and taking a number of hostages, police said.