Articles by Somalia
Cholera Outbreak at Dadaab Refugee Camp on Somali-Kenya Border
November 15 2011 11:12 AM EST
Dadaab, which is located near the Somali border, is now the world’s largest refugee settlement camp.
Israel Vows to Help Kenya With Security Issues
November 14 2011 3:17 PM EST
Both Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres have emphasized that Kenya is a critical ally for Israel and crucial to the stability of East Africa.
Somali residents flee rebel bastion after missile attack
November 14 2011 2:07 PM EST
Scores of residents fled a Somali rebel stronghold close to the capital on Monday after what appeared to be a night-time missile strike targeting a militant base.
Somali forces attack rebels near strategic town
November 11 2011 1:41 PM EST
Somali forces allied to Kenya attacked an al Shabaab base near Afmadow on Friday and said they would press towards the strategic town seen as an obstacle to seizing the key port city of Kismayu.
Russia Backs Iran’s Ahmadinejad, Pans Nuclear Weapons Report
November 09 2011 3:34 PM EST
Russia attacked Tuesday's International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran's nuclear program, saying that it would not allow the United Nations to impose any punitive measures on the Islamic republic.
Grenades kill two in Somali capital, MP slain
November 09 2011 12:14 PM EST
Gunmen shot dead a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Wednesday, a day after al Qaeda-linked rebels killed at least two people in a series of grenade attacks and said they would step up assaults in the capital.
Somali gunmen suspected of more attacks on Kenya
November 08 2011 1:36 PM EST
Suspected Somali gunmen attacked a police station and a government vehicle in northern Kenya late on Monday, the latest in a series of assaults on Kenya since it sent troops to fight Somalia's Islamist rebels.
CIA-Led Drone Strikes to Continue After Obama Administration Review
November 04 2011 2:42 PM EDT
Although a strenuous debate led the Obama administration to tighten requirements for striking suspected militants with unmanned drones, the Central Intelligence Agency retains broad authority to carry out such strikes, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Pirates hijack oil tanker off Nigeria: manager
November 03 2011 4:36 PM EDT
Pirates have hijacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria after contact was lost with the vessel and crew over the weekend, the vessel's manager said on Thursday.
Somali rebels arm Kismayu against Kenyan assault
November 03 2011 4:31 PM EDT
Somali Islamist militants mounted weapons on roofs, dug trenches and armed students in the port of Kismayu, warning the Kenyan invasion would lead to cataclysmic consequences.
Kate Middleton’s Glamorous Look in Radiant Red During UNICEF Meeting (PHOTOS)
November 03 2011 12:58 AM EDT
Kate Middleton arrived in Copenhagen along with Prince William for their first joint humanitarian efforts in stylish red belted coat.
Kenya-Somalia Fued Intensifies with Al-Shabab Ambush
November 02 2011 4:38 PM EDT
Somali rebel group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan military convoy on Tuesday, but Kenya is downplaying the size of the attack.
Kenya to stop Shabaab fight when nation is safe
October 29 2011 12:50 PM EDT
Kenya will end its military campaign against the Islamist al Shabaab rebels in Somalia when it is satisfied it has stripped the group of its capacity to attack across the border, its head of military said on Saturday.
Somalia's al Shabaab attacks AU base, two injured
October 29 2011 12:49 PM EDT
Two African Union peacekeepers were injured on Saturday when Somalia's al Shabaab rebels attacked one of the mission's bases in Mogadishu, a spokesman for the force said.
Kenyan Security Rests on Al-Shabab's Defeat in Somalia
October 28 2011 4:53 PM EDT
Military tensions between Kenya and Somali insurgent group al-Shabab continues to rise following the Kenyan military’s decision to invade Somalia on Oct. 16.
Kenya's Somalia Campaign Poses Risks for U.S. Policy
October 27 2011 11:45 AM EDT
While Kenya's sweeping military intervention into Somalia shares the Obama administration's goal of dismantling the Al-Qaeda affiliated militant group al-Shabab, the campaign also carries the risk of exacerbating instability in the notoriously fractured country.
Louis Farrakhan Condemns Killing of Moammar Gadhafi
October 26 2011 2:42 PM EDT
He warned that the US and other western nations will likely face consequences for their support of Libyan rebels who toppled Gadhafi.
Italy Tries to Cope With Rising Tide of Immigration from Africa
October 25 2011 1:48 PM EDT
With ongoing turmoil in Africa and the Middle East, illegal immigration is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge in Europe.
Kenyan shilling slips vs dollar, stocks edge up
October 25 2011 11:58 AM EDT
The Kenyan shilling slipped against the dollar on Tuesday, weighed on by offshore banks closing out dollar positions after the central bank issued new trading rules, while stock rose slightly on the back of banks' nine-months earnings.
Western aid workers kidnapped in Somalia: agency
October 25 2011 11:50 AM EDT
Somali gunmen kidnapped three aid workers working for Danish Demining Group in northern Somalia on Tuesday, the humanitarian agency said, the second capture of Western aid agency staff working in the region this month.