Somalia to delay elections by 13 months, says official

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s election body says it intends to delay the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for November by 13 months, citing the country's securit...

Suicide bomber kills 2 at Turkish military base in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated inside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital and killed two people, police said Tuesday. It was the first time the Tu...

Extremist group al-Shabab sets up COVID-19 center in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked extremist group in Somalia has unveiled a COVID-19 isolation and care facility, a sign that the group is taking seriously the pandemic that continues to sprea...

Roadside bomb near Somalia's capital kills 8 civilians

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least eight civilians were killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb outside the capital on Sunday morning. Abdullahi Ahmed say...

UN: Floods in central Somalia hit nearly 1 million people

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Flooding in central Somalia has affected nearly 1 million people, displacing about 400,000 people, the United Nations said Monday, warning of possible disease ...

Kenya questions deadly plane crash in Somalia that killed 6

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities are looking into the deadly crash of a plane carrying medical supplies in Somalia, while one Somali official asserts that the aircraft was shot down. Six peopl...

Civilian shot dead in Somalia during coronavirus enforcement

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia’s capital has been arrested in the fatal shooting of at least one civilian while enforcing coronavirus restrictions, fellow officer Ahmed Muse said Sa...

Somalia suicide bomber detonates in tea shop, killing 2

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia's capital and detonated, killing at least two people. Capt. Mohamed Huss...

Officials say US airstrike kills telecom worker in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. military airstrike has killed a worker for a telecom company in Somalia, officials in the country said Tuesday. Mohamud Haji Sirad, 55, a local manag...

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia's capital, police said Satu...

Somalia's al-Shabab extremists claim deadly bombing

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a truck bomb in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 79 people last week, includi...

Armed men attack presidential residence in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least five heavily armed men attacked security forces stationed outside the presidential palace in what appears to be an attempt to storm the ...

US airstrike kills extremist rebel in Somalia, say officials

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Intelligence officials in Somalia say an airstrike conducted by the U.S. military in the country's south killed a senior extremist of the al-Shabab rebel group. ...

US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified o...

US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 IS-linked senior officers

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say an airstrike by a U.S. drone has killed three senior officers with Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in northern Somalia. ...