Stories tagged: Somalia
MONDAY, 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: SUNDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Next president must avoid nation-building trap
Nation-building has failed in the Middle East, but America still needs a Plan B.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
Police: 14 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia
A Somali police official says gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 6:40 A.M.
Somali president: Attack killed nearly 200 Kenyan soldiers
Somalia’s president says at least 180 Kenyan soldiers were killed in Somalia in an extremist attack on their base in January by al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 5:04 P.M.
Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia
An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015, 1:13 P.M.
Islamic rebel group kills at least 24 at hotel in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that …
FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013, 1:15 P.M.
Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday.
TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011, 7:49 A.M.
4 American hostages killed by pirates, U.S. says
Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Monday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been …
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
Terrorism suspects appear in court
NEWARK, N.J. – Two New Jersey men accused of trying to join a terrorist group in Somalia intended to commit acts of violence even though their plans appeared haphazard, a …
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
Agents tracked pair for 4 years
WASHINGTON – Two U.S. citizens were arrested at JFK International Airport as they tried to leave the country to join an Islamic terrorist group in Somalia and plot attacks against …
TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009
Eight more face terror charges
WASHINGTON – Federal authorities unsealed criminal charges Monday against eight suspects alleged to be part of a U.S. recruiting network that sent young men to fight in Somalia – one …
MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009
Somali president blasts terror recruiting
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The president of Somalia on Sunday denounced the recruiting of young men from Minnesota’s huge Somali community for terrorist activity in his war-ravaged homeland, and said …
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
U.S. has begun sending weapons to help Somalia
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has begun sending arms to the government of Somalia, officials said Thursday, in an escalation of its commitment to one of the world’s most troubled …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
Somali extremists may be radicalizing Americans
WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. counterterrorism officials are stepping up warnings that Islamist extremists in Somalia are radicalizing Americans to their cause, citing their successful recruitment of the first U.S. citizen …
FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009
World in brief: Hamas says longer truce acceptable
The deputy leader of Hamas said Thursday night that the Islamic militant group agreed to an 18-month truce with Israel for the Gaza Strip, the official Egyptian news agency reported. …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2009
Islamist cleric sworn in as Somalia’s president
NAIROBI, Kenya – A moderate Islamist cleric was sworn in Saturday as Somalia’s new president, a widely popular choice that could mark a turning point for the troubled Horn of …
THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 2008
Somalia’s president planning to resign
NAIROBI, Kenya – The embattled president of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf, is expected to resign after a bitter struggle for control of his country’s interim government, Western diplomats said Wednesday. Yusuf’s …