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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

A dangerous business

Earlier this week, families of seven Indian seafarers on board the Italian flag vessel MT Enrico Levoll heaved a sigh of relief. The men had been held hostage for four months after their ship was hija

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.

'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

Karnataka mistook pirates for guests

An extreme example of athithi devo bhava (guest is God) — India’s slogan for attracting foreign tourists — was when a couple of years ago, the Karnataka government mistook two Somali pirates as foreig

Somalia should itself give solution to piracy problem: India

India has said the solution to the problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia should come from institutions within Somalia, as it asked the African country to bring in a national anti-piracy legislati

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

Security forces 'tracing' foreigner abducted in Somalia


Security forces are on the trail of gunmen who kidnapped a foreigner in a semi-autonomous province of central Somalia, a local security official said on Saturday.

"The administration sent dozens of s

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