World Oct 31, 2016

Shabab fighters wrest town from Somali forces

The Islamist group al-Shabab seized a town northwest of Somalia's capital from government forces on Sunday, the latest small center taken by the militant group trying to topple the country's Western-backed government. Shabab, which once ruled much of Somalia, has been fighting for years to ...

Mogadishu pilot says blast fatal if higher altitude

World Feb 8, 2016

Mogadishu pilot says blast fatal if higher altitude

The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a gaping hole in its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and described the security surrounding the airplane at Mogadishu Airport as "zero." A suicide bomber is suspected ...

World Dec 26, 2014

Al-Shabab militants attack AU Somalia base; at least five dead

Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in Mogadishu on Thursday, leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five militants dead, an official with the mission in Somalia said. Somali extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack ...