Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: MOGADISHU

Car bomb kills six outside Somali government office

:: Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said. “Our ambulance teams have collected the dead bodies of six people,”

Gunmen kidnap German ICRC aid worker in Somali capital

:: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a senior German staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and her co-workers said. “We got the report minutes after she was abducted and now

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia’s capital

:: Twin car bombs that went off in Somalia’s capital have killed 18 people and wounded 20 others, the capital’s ambulance services said. “So far we carried 18 dead people and 20 others injured from the blasts tonight,” Abdikadir Abdirahman,

US air strike destroys vehicle bomb outside Mogadishu

:: US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside Mogadishu that was deemed an “imminent threat” to the capital, officials said. The strike occurred about 65 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu and comes after as

US drone strike in Somalia kills ‘several’ al-Shabab militants

:: The United States military said on Saturday it has carried out a new drone strike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, killing “several” militants. A statement by the US Africa Command said the strike was carried out Friday

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

:: The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 276 people with more than 300 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could

At least 20 dead in ‘huge’ Mogadishu blast

:: More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a police official said. “Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the

Turkey opens $50m training camp for Somali Army

:: Turkey opened its largest overseas military training camp on Saturday on a 400-hectare seafront site in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The $50 million camp, which has been under construction since March 2015, was inaugurated by Somali Prime Minister

Somali Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

:: Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday’s early hours, the regional maritime police chief said. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of boxes of

US says took part in Somalia raid that killed commander

:: The United States said on Friday it took part in a July 30 raid that killed a senior member of the al Shabaab network, which Mogadishu blames for several terrorist bombings. The Somali information ministry said on Monday the

US military: Drone strike kills Al-Shabab fighter in Somalia

:: The US military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the Al-Shabab extremist group, while a Somali intelligence official said an Al-Shabab leader was targeted but it was not clear whether

First US casualties in Somalia since 1993 ‘Black Hawk Down’ disaster

:: A US serviceman was killed and two were wounded in a clash with al Shabaab militants in Somalia, the US military said on Friday, in what appeared to be the first American casualties in the country since the 1993

Ship hijacked off Yemen coast is freed

A Lebanese registered ship hijacked off the coast of Somalia has been freed, said a shipping expert. The pirates who boarded the ship on Saturday abandoned it on Sunday before naval forces rescued the ship, said Mohamed Abdirahman, former director

Al Shabaab car bomb outside Mogadishu army base kills at least 15

A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people and destroyed a minibus carrying civilians, the Somali military said on Sunday, an attack claim by Islamist al Shabaab militants. It occurred a

Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Somalia’s new president on Thursday declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against Al-Shabab extremists. The shakeup is an attempt to improve the worsening security

Somalia’s new president names 26-minister cabinet

Somalia’s new president named a 26-strong cabinet on Tuesday, including a former foreign affairs chief as finance minister and a BBC journalist as the country’s top diplomat. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed — better known by his nickname, Farmajo — was

Car bomb near presidential palace kills four in Somali capital

At least four people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometre away from the presidential compound in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police said. Security officials at the scene told Reuters the checkpoint

110 dead from hunger in 48 hours in severe Somalia drought

Somalia’s prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region – the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country. Somalia’s government

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