A Somali-American man was found guilty on Thursday of trying to blow up a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Oregon using a fake bomb supplied to him by undercover agents posing as Islamist militants, the public defender's office said.
The president of Somalia has said that "building state institutions" is the priority of his new government. Giving evidence to a joint session of the Foreign Affairs and Development Committees on 31 January 2013....
BRUSSELS, Jan 30 (AFP)– Somalia took a fresh step in its return to the international fold on Wednesday with a high-profile EU visit by its leader that comes days after finally winning US recognition.
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Somali presidential palace on Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers in a strike apparently aimed at the country's leaders, a palace guard at the scene said.
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda-linked militants, many women are returning to help rebuild the country, reports the BBC's Kate Forbes. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this Air Africa flight to Mogadishu," the Kenyan stewardess booms over the plane tannoy
All British nationals in Somaliland should leave immediately because of "a specific threat to Westerners", the UK Foreign Office has said. It was already advising Britons in Somalia, including Somaliland, to leave, but has reviewed and reissued its advice in light of the threat.