Somalia

SYDNEY | The Latest: Vehicle in Australian attack held gas cylinders

SYDNEY  — The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Australian police say a pickup truck that caught fire in the country’s second-largest city contained several barbeque gas cylinders and was part of an apparent terrorist attack. Police said the driver got out of the vehicle, which then caught fire, … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Vehicle in Australian attack held gas cylinders

United States | International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

United States – Today, we commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. We renew our steadfast commitment to promoting a free and independent press and advocating for accountability against those who commit violence or other crimes against journalists. Commemorating this day is particularly important this year, as we continue to seek … Continue reading United States | International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia’s Baidoa

NAIROBI, Kenya  — A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and a grenade struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 10 wounded, authorities said Saturday. The death toll may rise, Col. Ahmed Muse told The Associated Press. Most of the … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia’s Baidoa

JOHANNESBURG | Somalia says ‘no’ to al-Shabab defector’s run for office

JOHANNESBURG— Somalia’s government has issued a sharp “no” to the candidacy of a high-level al-Shabab defector for a regional presidency. A statement by the internal security ministry says Mukhtar Robow is not eligible to run for the leadership of the South West region because he is still under sanctions. Robow is the highest-ranking official to … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Somalia says ‘no’ to al-Shabab defector’s run for office

JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

JOHANNESBURG — Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region. By bringing together the leaders of former arch-foes in a summit Wednesday, Eritrea is building newly friendly relations with neighbors Ethiopia and Somalia. Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed arrived … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 6

NAIROBI, Kenya  — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 6

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3

NAIROBI, Kenya — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital wounds at least 4

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali police officer says at least four people are wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the compound of a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital wounds at least 4