Two get life in jail for smuggling drugs into UAE

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has awarded life sentence to an Emirati and a British national, while two other British men are acquitted in...

Somalia deploys forces in Mogadishu after president fires mayor

Somalia’s president fired the mayor of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, in an apparent bid to defuse moves toward greater autonomy for the city. President...

President Farmajo visits towns in central Somalia

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has paid a visit to several towns in the central region of Galgadud on Saturday as part of his...

Somali army convoy targeted in landmine in Mogadishu

A landmine blast has ripped through a Somali army convoy in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday morning, causing an unspecified number of casualties. The explosion...

Mogadishu mayor fired, his replacement appointed

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sunday. The president, in a...

Security agents grapple with increased Shabaab attacks in Lamu

Security agents are grappling with the resurgence of Al-Shabaab attacks in Lamu County. The militants have turned the county into a playground, often launching explosives attacks...

KDF jets carry out an air raid in El Wak town in Somalia

The warplanes of Kenyan defense forces have carried out an overnight airstrike near the border town of El Wak, residents said. A local villager...

Somali forces foil rally to show solidarity with Mogadishu mayor

Somali Security forces have foiled a planned rally aimed to show a solidarity with the mayor of Mogadishu amid reports of his replacement. The Federal...

Man found missing from ship in Somalia, family seeks help

A 24-year-old Telugu sailor has gone missing from a ship in Somalia. Family members of N Bharath Nagendra Manikanta in the city are a...

Al Shabaab denies forcibly recruiting children to fight

Al Shabaab has denied that it was threatening and abducting civilians to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training. Al Shabaab has been...