President Obama sent a letter, dated 20, 2012 to Congress declaring the situation in Somalia poses "an unusual and extraordinary national security threat to the United States."
The army has passed out a new battalion comprising of 3,237 specially trained troops for deployment against the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorists in the war-torn Somalia.
Range Resources and Red Emperor Resources have encountered some setbacks at their Shabeel North well currently being drilled in Puntland, Somalia, by the company's joint venture operator, Horn Petroleum.
The UK has established a small military presence in Somalia, the British Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The skies over Somalia have become so congested with drones that the unmanned aircraft pose a danger to air traffic and potentially violate a long-standing arms embargo against the war-torn country, according to United Nations officials.