Articles by Somalia
Kenyan Resort Attack: UK Calls for Release of Kidnapped Woman
September 13 2011 9:19 PM EDT
The UK called for the release of a woman kidnapped at a Kenyan beach resort.
Somalia briefly detains Turkish aid workers
September 13 2011 1:59 PM EDT
Somali security forces briefly detained two Turkish aid workers on Tuesday after they delivered food to famine victims in an area near the capital controlled by rebels, officials said on Tuesday.
Opinion: Did Osama Bin Laden Succeed?
September 09 2011 9:00 AM EDT
The United States has killed the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, Osama bin Laden. But in engaging in two costly wars, did the U.S. do much of what bin Laden wanted the U.S. to do?
Somalia Denies Reports of CIA Detention Center in Mogadishu
September 09 2011 8:57 AM EDT
It's an underground prison in the compound of the presidential palace.
Somalia Lastest: Famine, Elections and Truces
September 06 2011 2:09 PM EDT
Spurred by a massive drought in the Horn of Africa, the famine in Somalia has already left tens of thousands of people dead. Making matters worse, Somalia's ineffective government has been unable to counter the crisis on its own, and is desperately relying on the humanitarian efforts of foreign powers.
Hundreds dying daily as famine spreads in Somalia: UN
September 05 2011 4:08 PM EDT
Famine has spread to six out of eight regions in southern Somalia, with 750,000 people facing imminent starvation, the United Nations said on Monday, and hundreds of people are dying each day despite a ramping up of aid relief.
9/11 Anniversary: Shadow Army of CIA, Special Ops Drives Counterrorism
September 05 2011 9:19 AM EDT
As counterterrorism has become the preeminent goal, the military has relied increasingly on covert operations
Al-Qaeda in Nigeria: Has the Group Found a New African Foothold?
September 01 2011 9:42 PM EDT
With news that the United Nations bombing in Nigeria is connected to al-Qaeda, how serious is the militant group's presence in the country?
Somalia famine yet to reach its peak - U.N.
September 01 2011 2:04 PM EDT
Food will be increasingly scarce in famine-struck southern Somalia until next year's harvest, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said Thursday.
Somalia famine yet to reach its peak: UN
September 01 2011 1:56 PM EDT
Food will be increasingly scarce in famine-struck southern Somalia until next year's harvest, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday.
Eid al-Fitr 2011: How the Muslim World Celebrated
August 30 2011 12:49 PM EDT
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy period in Islam when devotees fast during the day. On Tuesday, Muslims across the globe celebrated, but in Syria, Somalia and Libya, the atmosphere was not completely one of joy.
Gadhafi Offers Talks to Transfer Over Power: Report
August 29 2011 4:55 PM EDT
Ibrahim said he was in Tripoli and had seen Gadhafi on Friday.
The Somalia Famine: 5 Things to Know
August 19 2011 5:23 PM EDT
The ongoing famine in Somalia is being called the worst humanitarian crisis.
Somalia Famine: Turkish PM to Open Embassy in Mogadishu
August 19 2011 3:49 PM EDT
Prime Minister Recep Erdogan visited Somalia in a much-needed display of support for a country where over 12 million people are at risk of famine.
Somaliland in port deal with China businessmen
August 19 2011 1:43 PM EDT
Somaliland has struck a deal with Chinese businessmen to extend its Berbera port as well as TO build a refinery and new roads in the breakaway northern enclave, its president said.
Joint Chinese-Indian Oil Tanker Patrols Possible?
August 19 2011 1:22 AM EDT
Aside from cost, the major problem for oil importing countries is getting the purchases safely home. Essentially, there are only two options - pipelines and maritime transport. Both are vulnerable to attack and this is increasingly preoccupying Chinese leaders, especially as, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China's dependence on imported oil rose to 55.2 percent for the first five months of 2011, surging to 9.61 million barrels per day.
Britain says 400,000 Somali children at risk of death
August 17 2011 2:09 PM EDT
Britain said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of children could starve to death in Somalia if the international community did not ramp up its response to the famine there.
Tanzania inflation jumps, upward momentum seen
August 15 2011 12:47 PM EDT
Tanzania's inflation rose for the ninth successive month in July on the back of higher food and energy costs and analysts said it was set to keep rising due to a poor supply outlook for staple foods and the cost of importing oil.
Eyewitness Accounts of Horrors of Life in Somalia
August 15 2011 9:50 AM EDT
The following are excerpts of eyewitness accounts to the suffering in Somalia, as recorded by HRW researchers:
All Sides to Blame in Somalia Crisis: Human Rights Watch
August 15 2011 9:29 AM EDT
Beset by famine, civil war and terrorist militant groups, Somalia is enduring the worst crisis in Africa in at least 20 years.