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US forces kill eight in Somalia strike

Washington - US forces in Somalia have carried out another air strike against Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants, killing eight, military officials said Monday.

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

Mugadishu - A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief said.

Somalia's Shabaab kill 13 police in academy bombing

Mugadishu - A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 13 policemen and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, officers said.

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

Mugadishu - As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found.

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

Washington - US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said.

Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes

Washington - The US military has quietly upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab militants and other jihadists.

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Mugadishu - Residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted Monday in its third presidential poll, hoping to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia.

Three US strikes in Somalia kill 'several' militants

Washington - US forces have carried out three strikes in the past two days in Somalia against both the Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab group and Islamic State group jihadists, killing several, the military announced Sunday.

Islamic State thriving in Somalia: UN report

New York - An Islamic State faction in Somalia has grown significantly over the past year, carrying out attacks in Puntland and receiving some funding from Syria and Iraq, a report by UN sanctions monitors said Friday.

US kills 'several militants' in Somalia air strike

Washington - The US military announced Thursday it had killed "several militants" in an airstrike against Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia.

AU to reduce troops in Somalia by 1,000 this year

Nairobi - The African Union's mission in Somalia has said it will withdraw 1,000 troops fighting jihadists in the country this year, as part of plans to pull out all soldiers by December 2020.

US warns diplomatic staff of 'specific threat' at Mogadishu airport

Mugadishu - The US mission to Somalia on Saturday urged all of its non-essential staff to leave Mogadishu immediately following a specific threat against them at the capital's international airport.

The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

Mugadishu - A weekend attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 27 people, just two weeks after the deadliest attack in Somalia's history killed 358 people in the capital.

Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

Mugadishu - The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 on Sunday, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs.

Gunmen killed after Mogadishu attack left 14 dead: ministry

Mugadishu - Somalia's security ministry said Sunday that forces had killed two gunmen and captured three after a siege at a Mogadishu hotel following a twin car bombing that left at least 14 dead.

Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings: official

Mugadishu - At least 14 people were killed in coordinated car bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a security official said.

At least 14 dead in Mogadishu attack

Mugadishu - At least 14 people were killed in coordinated car bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, claimed by Shabaab Islamists.

'Many bodies' as two car bombs explode in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A car packed with explosives blew up outside a hotel in Mogadishu on Saturday as a minibus also exploded at a nearby junction, with the emergency services reporting "many dead bodies".

Deadliest ever bombing highlights Somalia's weakness

Nairobi - Last weekend's truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 358 people, making it the deadliest in Somalia's history, an attack that analysts say underscores the fragility of the internationally-backed government.

Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Mugadishu - Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll.

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

Mugadishu - Somalia's allies sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors Tuesday, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

Pentagon ready to increase support for Somalia after bomb

Washington - The US military said Monday it is ready to boost its support for the Somali government after at least 276 people were killed in a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu.

World leaders condemn Somalia bombing 'in strongest terms'

Paris - World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack in the country to date with at least 137 deaths.

Attack suspect faced US deportation before seeking asylum in Canada

Ottawa - A Somali refugee accused in a vehicle-and-knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta had sought asylum in Canada after being ordered deported from the United States, officials said Wednesday.

Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8

Mugadishu - Shabaab jihadists attacked a Somali army base early Friday in the southern town of Barire, killing at least eight soldiers and stealing equipment, officials and witnesses said.

Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

Mugadishu - A one-time deputy leader and spokesman for Somalia's Shabaab insurgents defected to the country's government on Sunday, a local official said.

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said.

Accidental internet cut-off hits Somalia hard

Mugadishu - Last month, a baby was born in the Somali capital Mogadishu with a terrible eye defect that requires treatment abroad.

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu minibus bombing

Mugadishu - At least 10 people were killed Tuesday when Shabaab Islamists drove an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to the security ministry.
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Participants at the Toronto community consultation meeting.
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Sagal (front left), leads the march through downtown Toronto streets.
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A student in a duxi, reciting her Quranic assignment to her teacher.
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A large crowd gathers at the Bayshore Park in Ottawa to receive the Walk for Somalia team.
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Toronto's Somali-Canadian community turned out in large numbers to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan.
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