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13 dead in attack on Somali hotel

At least 13 people were killed on Sunday when Somalia's Al Shabaab Islamist militant group drove a car packed with explosives at the gate of a hotel, police and the rebel group said. A Reuters witness said blood and pieces of

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Suicide bomb targets Somali officials in hotel, atleast 6 killed

A car bomber rammed the gate of a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital on Friday where some ministers and lawmakers had gathered, and a suicide attacker then blew himself up inside the compound, police officers said. Ambulanc

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Silatech, Kaaba to support Somali youth enterprises

Doha-based social initiative Silatech has signed a deal with Kaaba Microfinance Institution (K-MFI) in Somaliland to promote youth enterprise and employment solutions. The memorandum of understanding paves the way for the two orga

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US target in Somalia plotted serial Kenya attacks

Ikrima, the militant targeted by US special forces in a failed weekend raid, is a Somali-based thinker, planner and operator who has relentlessly plotted attacks on neighbouring Kenya, intelligence services and analysts believe. K

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US captures Al Qaeda leader in Libya

US forces launched raids in Libya and Somalia on Saturday, two weeks after the deadly Islamist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, capturing a top Al Qaeda figure wanted for the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, US officials said.

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Gunmen take hostages at Kenya mall after killing 39

Kenyan security forces were locked in a standoff on Sunday with gunmen who killed at least 39 people in an assault at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, where the Al Qaeda-linked militants were holding an unkn

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Workboats conference to assess piracy

A Middle East workboats conference is set to evaluate success of security measures as Somali piracy attacks fall to the lowest level since 2006, in Abu Dhabi from September 30. The three-day Seatrade Middle East Work Boats and Off

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Somali piracy costs global economy $7bn

Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean costs the global economy some $7 billion a year, a study said on Wednesday, with ships forced to travel faster over longer routes and increasingly hire armed security guards. "The question for the shippin

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Somali pirates hijack Indian ship in Oman

Somali pirates hijacked a tanker managed by an Indian firm with 21 Indian sailors on board on Saturday while it was being loaded at a port in the Gulf state of Oman, India's government shipping agency and a Gulf shipping source said. The D

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UAE-flagged oil tanker hijacked by pirates

Somali pirates have seized a United Arab Emirates owned and flagged oil tanker with a crew of 16 people, the European Union's naval force for Somalia said on Monday.        The 4831 dwt, MV Jubba XX

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