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18 killed in attack on hotel in Somalia capital

18 killed in attack on hotel in Somalia capital

Two car bombs killed at least 18 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility. A suicide car bomb was rammed into a hotel, Nasahablod Two, about 600 meters from the presidential palace, and then armed militants stormed the building, police said. A few minutes later a […]

October 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

Somalia has called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to investigate an incident in which dozens of Somali refugees were shot dead on board a boat. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack that killed more than 40 Somali refugees in waters off the coast of war-torn Yemen early on Friday. […]

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18 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Somalia

18 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Somalia

Aug 22, – In the first attack 14 soldiers were killed when militants drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a training site for government soldiers in the southern port city of Kismayo, said Col. Mohamed Hassan, a senior Somali police officer in Kismayo. At least 18 people have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in […]

August 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Al Shabaab storms Kenyan university, 14 reported killed

Al Shabaab storms Kenyan university, 14 reported killed

Apr 02, – Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen, the head of Kenya’s police force, Joseph Boinet, said. At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university campus near Kenya’s border with Somalia, taking […]

April 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

Oct 06, – In raids in Somalia and in Libya’s capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa. They captured a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that […]

October 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
At least 78 dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily

At least 78 dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily

Oct 03, –  It was one of the deadliest accidents in recent times during the notoriously perilous crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union. In an indication of the scale of the unfolding tragedy, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano canceled his appointments Thursday and headed to Lampedusa to oversee the […]

October 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Sep 26, –  The leader of al-Shabab said in a message that there is no way Kenya can “withstand a war of attrition inside your own country.” “Make your choice today and withdraw all your forces,” said Ahmed Abdi Mohamed Godane, who goes by his nom de guerre Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, in a new statement […]

September 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

June 12, AP – UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in the report the 26-month-old war in Syria is taking an “unacceptable and unbearable” toll on children with thousands among the death toll. Children are being used as sniper targets and human shields in the Syria war, the United Nations said, in a report that added […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Police arrest 10th suspect in British soldier’s slaying case

Police arrest 10th suspect in British soldier’s slaying case

LONDON (AP) — The 50-year-old man was detained in Welling, east of London, on suspicion of conspiring to murder 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, Scotland Yard said. Police didn’t provide further details about the suspect’s identity. Police on Monday arrested a 10th suspect in connection with the vicious killing of an off-duty British soldier on a […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
Riots swept through Stockholm’s Suburbs for the fifth straight night

Riots swept through Stockholm’s Suburbs for the fifth straight night

May 24, AP – The riots, which have shattered Sweden’s image abroad as a peaceful and egalitarian nation, have sparked a debate about the assimilation of immigrants, who make up about 15 percent of the population. More than a dozen cars were torched and schools, shops and a police station were set ablaze as riots […]

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