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Mogadishu is losing 'Most Dangerous City' label


Mogadishu is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: The World's Most Dangerous City.

The seaside Somali capital is enjoying a peace that, except for the infrequent attack, has lasted the

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

Somalia’s Islamist group bans samosas, calling it ‘too Western’

Somalia’s extremist Islam fighters have banned samosas after ruling that the popular snacks are too ‘Western’.

The Al-Shabaab group last week used vehicles mounted with loudspeakers to announce the b

Somali pirates keep Indian hostages after ransom

In a move that could change the pirate-hostage equation, Somali pirates have taken in a multi-million dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept all the Indian crew members as hostages.

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