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15 die after blasts hit Somalia restaurant


Somali militants attacked a restaurant near Mogadishu’s seat of government for the second time in less than a year Saturday, detonating two large blasts that killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly two dozen, an official said.

Death toll rises to 35 in Somalia court attack

A government official in Somalia says the death toll from al-Shabab’s attack on Mogadishu’s Supreme Court complex has risen to 35.

14 killed in Somali double suicide attack

Double suicide bombers killed at least 14 people and wounded around 20 others on Thursday when they blew themselves up at a restaurant in the centre of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said.


Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected Somalia president

Somalia's lawmakers on Monday elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president of Somalia.

The 56-year-old university lecturer got the majority of votes in a second round run-off that pitted him a

Somalia lawmakers to vote for new president


Somalia's 25 presidential hopefuls were campaigning ahead of an election due Monday, the final stage of a UN-backed process to set up a new administration for the war-torn country.

The election has b

Somali female bomber kills Olympic, football chiefs


A young woman strapped with explosives blew herself up Wednesday during an address by Somalia's prime minister in Mogadishu, killing four people, including the country's Olympic and football bosses.

Suicide bomber kills two at Somali presidency: Police

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday at the compound of Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, killing at least two other people, officials and witnesses said.

"A suicide bomber detonated an

'Many dead' in Somalia Islamist attacks on Ethiopian troops

An offensive by Somalia's Islamist Shebab fighters on Ethiopian troops on Saturday left many combatants dead, military sources on both sides and witnesses said.

"The fighting around the village of Yu

Somali captors move US hostage after SEAL raid

A group holding an American hostage in Somalia moved him at least three times in the day since US Navy SEALs rescued an American and a Dane and killed their nine kidnappers, pirates said on Thursday.

Laden style op: US Navy SEALs free American, Dane held in Somalia

The same US Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being

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