Monday, 18 March 2019

Tag Archives: Somalia

Death toll in car bomb attack on Somali capital climbs to 25

MOGADISHU: The number of killed in the car bomb blast and subsequent shooting in Mogadishu has risen to 25, another 35 were injured, Mareeg news outlet reported. On Thursday, the media said that the car bomb hit the city’s busiest street Maka Al Mukarama, full of hotels, shops and restaurants. ...

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Blast and gunfire around Nairobi luxury hotel

KENYA: A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi۔ At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab claimed the attack but gave ...

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Somalia foreign ministry declares UN special envoy ‘persona non-grata’

MOGADISHU: A UN compound was shelled Tuesday in Mogadishu and two UN staff members were injured. UN Special Representative Nicholas Haysom has strongly condemned the attack which “may amount to a violation of international humanitarian law.” The Somali Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that UN Special Representative Nicholas Haysom had become ...

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Bomb kills five during football game in Somalia

MOGADISHU: A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium. The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football ...

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Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

TORONTO: A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, who was held captive in Somalia for 460 days and released only after her family paid a ransom, Canadian media reported. Ali Omar Ader, 40, was found guilty ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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Mogadishu Attack

The present times reveal that we are living in the Age of Anger. Everywhere in the world, there are angry people. One commonality in all these people is their resort to terrorism. Only a day before, Somalia’s Capital, Mogadishu witnessed the worst attack against its residents. The death toll is ...

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Death toll rises to 231 in Somalia bombing

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president declared three days of mourning Sunday as the death toll from a truck bomb blast in Mogadishu rose to more than 230, making the attack the most deadly in the besieged East African nation’s history. “Terror won’t win,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known popularly as Farmajo, said after donationg ...

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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

BERLIN: A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group’s campaign against West German authorities has returned home. Most parts of the Boeing 737 arrived Saturday in the city of Friedrichshafen, where they will be reassembled and displayed at ...

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