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News: Somalia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Somalia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Somalia – overview

Somalia: news

Nato seizes 'pirate mother ship'

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Nato warship captures a suspected pirate mother ship off Somalia, freeing two Yemeni hostages, Nato's counter-piracy mission says.
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Malaysia charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 13:56
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian prosecutors file charges against seven Somalis accused of being pirates, who were captured in the Gulf of Aden last month.
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Pirates handed to Indian police

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 14:06
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A group of Somali pirates captured in the Indian Ocean on Sunday are handed over to police in the city of Mumbai (Bombay).
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Losing battle

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 6:04
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Somali pirates have the upper hand in the Indian Ocean
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Piracy 'threatens oil supplies'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 0:12
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A tanker owners' group urges governments to do more to combat Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean, saying hijackings could disrupt global oil supplies.
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Oil supertanker hijacked off Oman

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 19:15
related countries: Greece Greece, Oman Oman

Pirates hijack an oil supertanker off the coast of Oman, the vessel's Greek operator says, with suspicion falling on Somali gangs.
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Danish cartoonist attacker jailed

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali who attacked the home of a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad is jailed for nine years.
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Danish cartoonist attacker guilty

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 17:22
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali who targeted a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad is convicted of attempted murder and terrorism.
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Somali MPs extend their mandate

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 15:44

MPs in Somalia vote to extend their mandate for another three years, after getting the approval of the African Union.
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S Africa plea to Somali pirates

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 11:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The families of a South African couple captured by Somali pirates in October plead for their release, after a ransom demand of $10m (£6m).
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Somali forces clash, killing 16

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:39
related places: Mogadishu

At least 16 people, mostly civilians, are killed and 56 injured when pro-government police and troops exchange fire in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali 'pirates' held in Malaysia

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:02
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Seven Somali men arrested by the Malaysian navy and accused of being pirates have arrived in Malaysia to face possible prosecution.
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Rebels kill Somali 'spy cleric'

Monday, January 31st 2011, 10:26
related places: Mogadishu

A firing squad of al-Shabab militants in the capital, Mogadishu, kills a Somali man accused of spying for the CIA.
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Somali 'pirates' flown to Seoul

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea are flown to Seoul to face possible criminal charges.
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Lawless land

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 14:06

Counting the cost of 20 years of anarchy in Somalia
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Before the guns

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 10:14
related places: Mogadishu

Memories of Mogadishu when Somali policemen carried sticks
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Non-existent country

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 1:04
related places: Mogadishu

After 20 years, Somaliland still waiting to leave Mogadishu chaos
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UN proposes Somali pirate courts

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 23:24
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Arusha

A UN envoy proposes the setting up of courts to try pirates in the Somali enclaves of Somaliland and Puntland, and in the Tanzanian town of Arusha.
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Mightier than the sword?

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 7:38

The Somali poet in hiding after death threats from Islamist militia
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Malaysia navy foils ship hijack

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 9:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian navy commandos foil an attempted ship hijacking in the Gulf of Aden, rescuing 23 crew members and capturing seven Somali pirates.
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Somali MPs block anti-piracy law

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:47

Somali MPs are re-drafting a bill to make piracy illegal after parliament refused to pass it, arguing pirates are heroes for keeping illegal fisherman away.
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Somali denies Denmark axe attack

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:51
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali man denies trying to murder Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard who was behind caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
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S Korea hijacked crew 'unharmed'

Monday, January 17th 2011, 5:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says the crew on one of its cargo ships, kidnapped by prates operating off the Somali coast, appear to be unharmed.
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Pirates seize Danish ship's crew

Friday, January 14th 2011, 13:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Pirates operating off the Somali coast kidnap six crew from a Danish ship thought to have been transporting weapons in the Gulf of Aden.
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Brazil footballer 'faked' kidnap

Friday, January 7th 2011, 22:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Somalia, a footballer for Brazilian club Botafogo, will be charged for falsely reporting he had been kidnapped when he was late for training, police say.
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Mixed-sex handshakes banned

Friday, January 7th 2011, 18:21

Men and women are banned from shaking hands or chatting in public in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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Somalis free Russians over arms

Friday, December 31st 2010, 14:11

Three Russians are among six air crew freed in a breakaway Somali territory, a day after being jailed for supplying arms, officials say.
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Russians jailed over Somali arms

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 15:46

Six Russians are jailed in the breakaway northern Somali territory of Somaliland for supplying military equipment to a rival neighbouring region.
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Somali pirates free German tanker

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 14:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Somali pirates free a German-owned chemical tanker seven months after it was seized, amid reports that a $5.5m ransom was paid.
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Arrests in Dutch anti-terror raid

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 22:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Rotterdam

Police in the Netherlands have arrested 12 Somali men in Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.
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Somalia peace force to be boosted

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 11:35

The UN Security Council agrees to increase the peacekeeping force in Somalia from 8,000 to 12,000 troops.
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Somali Islamist rivals 'to merge'

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:47

The two Islamist groups fighting the weak UN-backed Somali government, al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam, are to merge, reports suggest.
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Rape with impunity

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:06

Somalia's women still in danger after fleeing their homes
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Somalia's women fight for protection

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 7:54

The human cost of the fighting in Somalia between the transitional government and the al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militia, has produced one of the world's worst refugee problems.
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Somali radio station wins award

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

An embattled Somali radio station, Radio Shabelle, receives an international press freedom award at a ceremony in Paris.
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Shopping or piracy?

Friday, December 10th 2010, 8:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

What lies behind the success of Nairobi's 'Little Mogadishu'?
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Swedish court jails al-Shabab men

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 10:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A Swedish court has sentenced two members of the Islamist al-Shabab group to four years in prison for planning suicide attacks in Somalia.
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'Force cannot stop' Somali piracy

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:36

Pirates operating off the Somali coast and further afield cannot be defeated by force alone, a top officer of the EU's anti-piracy task force Navfor says.
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Somalia embassy 'sold illegally'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A Kenyan court rules that Somalia's embassy in Nairobi was illegally sold in 1994 and should be restored to the transitional government.
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Kenya crackdown in Somali suburb

Monday, December 6th 2010, 16:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya police arrest about 400 people in an apparent crackdown on illegal immigration in a predominantly Somali area of Nairobi.
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Bangladeshi ship heads to Somalia

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:45
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

A Bangladeshi-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of India appears to be heading towards the Somali coast, shipping officials say.
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Somali PM on al-Qaeda challenge

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 11:38

The Somali prime minister says that without international support, his government has only "limited capabilities to fight al-Qaeda".
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US bomb suspect pleads not guilty

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 8:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas, Oregon

A Somali-born US teenager arrested in the state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony pleads not guilty.
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