Somalia: News

05 Jan 2024

Indian Navy

Cargo ship with 15 Indians hijacked off Somalia coast

A cargo ship, MV LILA NORFOLK, with 15 Indian crew members on board, has been hijacked near Somalia's coast, ANI reported.

20 Aug 2022


Somalia: Terrorists attack Mogadishu's Hayat Hotel, leave 10 civilians dead

At least ten people died after terrorists struck a hotel in the capital of Somalia late Friday night.

US airstrike kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

The US military yesterday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a "large group" mounted an attack on Somali forces.

15 Oct 2017

al Qaeda

Somalia twin bomb blasts: Death toll rises to 189

The death toll from the powerful twin bomb blasts that struck Somalia's capital Mogadishu has climbed to 189 with over 200 injured; the numbers are expected to rise.

12 Mar 2017

Boko Haram

UN warns of largest humanitarian catastrophe

The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that the "world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the end of second world war in 1945."

Mohamed Abduallahi, a US dual national elected as Somali President

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former prime minister and a Somali-US citizen won Somalia's long-postponed presidential election.