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Car bomber kills 15 in Mogadishu

A suicide car bomber crashed into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing 15 people, police said. Police said amo

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US adds visa restrictions to Yemen, Somalia, Libya travelers

The United States has added Yemen, Somalia and Libya as "countries of concern" under its visa waiver programme, the US Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday, in a move that will make US visa procedures more stringent for i

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Somali plane hit by bomb meant to kill all

A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said on Saturday. One passenger died and two were injured in

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Somali Islamists warn against 'immoral culture'

Islamist militants al Shabaab issued a warning against Somalis who frequent hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture." Al Shabaab frequen

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UAE army convoy escapes Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the UAE hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab cl

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UAE army convoy escapes Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the UAE hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab cl

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Somalia hotel siege ends, 14 dead

A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday. Al Shabaab fighters blasted and shot their way into the po

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Bahrain Scientific Complex opens

The Bahrain Scientific Complex - Mogadishu National University, in line with royal directives to extend a lifeline to drought-hit Somalia, was inaugurated by the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed.

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$248m drugs seized at sea by Bahrain-based force

Armed sailors from a Bahrain-based maritime task force have raided a dhow smuggling narcotics worth $248 million off the coast of Somalia. Navy forces were tracking the vessel, which was sailing from the Arabian Sea to the Horn of

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Mubadala signs cooperation deal with Somalia

Mubadala Petroleum has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia. During the first half of 2014, a high level engagement took place between the UAE and t

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