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Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 8

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia's capital on Thursday killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group controls large...

Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5

Nov. 25, 2021 01:17 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5.

UN envoy: Somalia's leaders must finish elections quickly

Nov. 17, 2021 15:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Somalia urged the country’s political leaders to redouble efforts to ensure that the entire Federal Parliament is elected before the end of the year so that presidential elections can be held “as soon as possible.” ...

UN condemns arms supply to Somalia's al-Shabab, keeps UN ban

Nov. 15, 2021 19:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the supply of weapons and ammunition to al-Shabab extremists and others in Somalia in violation of a U.N. arms embargo and voted Monday to extend the ban for a year, saying the al-Qaida affiliate's terrorist activities continue to...

Dutch woman brought to Virginia to face terrorism charge

Oct. 29, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Dutch woman charged seven years ago with raising money for the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has been extradited to the U.S. to face trial. Farhia Hassan, 38, made an initial appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria after being...

8 dead as al-Shabab claims blast in Somalia’s capital

Sep. 25, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A vehicle laden with explosives rammed into cars and trucks at a checkpoint leading to the entrance of the Presidential Palace in Somalia, killing at least eight people, police said Saturday. The checkpoint is the one used by Somalia’s...

UN council urges Somalia's feuding leaders to settle dispute

Sep. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged Somalia’s feuding government leaders on Saturday to resolve their disagreements through dialogue and give top priority to holding long-delayed national elections this year. The U.N.’s most powerful body also...

UN holds emergency session on Somalia's political crisis

Sep. 17, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held emergency consultations Friday on Somalia’s worsening political crisis, which could threaten long-delayed national elections and further destabilize the east Africa region Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Barbara...

Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining ex-intelligence chief

Sep. 17, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A tense political dispute between Somalia's president and prime minister threatened to broaden into a regional crisis on Friday after the president accused neighboring Djibouti of unlawfully detaining his former national intelligence chief. ...