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Al-Shabab 'behind' Uganda blasts

Monday, July 12th 2010, 20:51
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it was behind twin blasts which hit the Ugandan capital on Sunday, killing 74 people.
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UN urged to provide Somalia force

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 12:49
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

East African leaders renew their calls to the UN to replace the beleaguered African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
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Somali leader in anniversary raid

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 16:25

Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is on the front line as battles rage as the country marks 50 years of independence.
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Pirates seize Singapore ship

Monday, June 28th 2010, 16:15
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia capture a Singapore cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew on board.
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Dutch sub to fight Somali pirates

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 7:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands agrees to a Nato request to deploy a submarine off the coast of Somalia to combat piracy, Dutch officials say.
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Five Somali men jailed for piracy

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 17:33

A Dutch court sentences five Somali pirates to five years in jail, in the first such case to be tried in Europe.
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Somali militants World Cup threat

Monday, June 14th 2010, 10:50

Football fans in Somalia face harsh punishments from Islamist militants if they are caught watching the World Cup.
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Pirates free UK-flagged carrier

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates free 25 mainly east European sailors and their ship more than six months after seizing them.
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Somali defence minister resigns

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 15:07

Somalia's defence minister, who leads the fight against Islamist insurgents, resigns - a blow for the embattled interim president.
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Jihad suspects appear in US court

Monday, June 7th 2010, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

Two US men accused of planning to join a Somali terror group are held in custody after their initial court appearance.
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Terror charge for men held at JFK

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 17:21

Two men arrested at New York's JFK airport are charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism in Somalia.
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German trial for Somali 'pirates'

Friday, June 4th 2010, 14:44
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court agrees to the extradition of 10 suspected Somali pirates to stand trial for hijacking in Germany.
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Heavy fighting in Somali capital

Friday, June 4th 2010, 9:00
related places: Mogadishu

Heavy fighting between government forces and Islamist militants in Mogadishu kills at least 28 leaves scores wounded.
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Somali troops storm cargo vessel

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 9:40
related countries: Panama Panama

Soldiers from Somalia's Puntland region free a cargo ship held by pirates, a minister says.
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Crew 'retake ship from pirates'

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 8:39

The crew of a cargo ship seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden reportedly retake control of the vessel.
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US to allow Somalis to sue ex-PM

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 8:47
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court rules that a former Somali prime minister can be sued over claims of torture and extrajudicial killings.
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Pirates' captives plead for help

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates plead for Prime Minister David Cameron to clarify his position on their case.
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Somali 'pirates' in Dutch trial

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The first Somali "pirates" to go on trial in Europe tell a Dutch court they were on a simple fishing trip when they came under attack.
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German firm helps Somali warlord

Monday, May 24th 2010, 15:09
related countries: Germany Germany

German MPs voice concern about a German security firm's deal with a politician hostile to the UN-backed government in Somalia.
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Somali leader's palace attacked

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 11:58

Al-Shabab militants fire mortars at Somalia's presidential palace, sparking deadly battles.
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Somalia anger at US pirate trial

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

A Somali official says the US should not have jurisdiction over a suspect who has admitted a pirate hijack.
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Somali pleads guilty in US court

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 9:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A Somali man pleads guilty in a New York court to seizing a US ship and kidnapping its captain last year.
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Yemen sentences pirates to death

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 10:09
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Yemeni court sentences six Somali pirates to death and jails a further six for hijacking an oil tanker last year.
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Somalia president to replace PM

Monday, May 17th 2010, 17:00

Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed says he will name a new prime minister to quell recent political infighting.
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Rebels attack Somali parliament

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 18:25

Islamist rebels mortar bomb the Somali parliament's first session this year, as MPs sack the assembly's speaker.
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Somali pirates release UK tanker

Friday, May 14th 2010, 8:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates release a UK-flagged ship with 26 crew after a ransom is paid, the EU mission says.
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Somali pirates seize Greek ship

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 10:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Pirates seize a Greek-owned tanker with at least 23 people on board in the Gulf of Aden, the ship's managers say.
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'Freed pirates probably perished'

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 18:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Ten suspected Somali pirates released by Russia may have perished at sea, reports from Moscow suggest.
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Russian navy frees Somali pirates

Friday, May 7th 2010, 12:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia releases 10 Somali pirates captured during the dramatic rescue of a Russian oil tanker earlier this week.
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Russian forces storm oil tanker

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 18:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian forces free the crew of a Russian oil tanker seized by Somali pirates, in a dramatic rescue mission.
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Russian warship frees oil tanker

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 5:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian warship releases the crew of a Russian oil tanker seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday.
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Russian ship attacked off Somalia

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian warship is rushing to assist an oil tanker which has been hijacked by Somali pirates off East Africa.
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Gunmen in Somalia kill journalist

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 10:20

Gunmen in Somalia kill a prominent journalist who worked at the state-run radio station in the capital.
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Somali pirates move captive ships

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 11:36

Three ships held captive by Somali pirates are moved after Islamist insurgents seize one of their bases.
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Somali rebels seize pirate haven

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 15:37

Islamist insurgents take control of one of the main pirate havens in central Somalia.
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Somali blasts kill 'at least 30'

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 13:40

At least 30 people are killed in two bomb blasts inside a mosque in Somalia's capital, which is used by militants, reports say.
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UN backs tougher stance on piracy

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 22:21

The UN Security Council adopts a resolution aimed at making it easier to prosecute and jail Somalia pirates.
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Somali pirates seize Thai ships

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 11:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Somali pirates seize three Thai fishing vessels in what the EU Naval Force says is the furthest off-shore attack to date.
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Somali rebels 'improved security'

Monday, April 19th 2010, 12:54

Hardline Islamists have brought greater stability to parts of Somalia, but at a huge cost, Human Rights Watch says.
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Somali ban on 'Christian' bells

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 16:21

Islamist group al-Shabab orders teachers in Somalia to stop using bells to signal the end of classes, saying they are "Christian".
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Somali radios take music off air

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 15:56

Most radio stations in Somalia stop playing music, on the orders of insurgents who say that songs are un-Islamic.
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Somalia fighting leaves 19 dead

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 3:16
related places: Mogadishu

At least 19 people, many of them civilians, die in an outburst of fighting in the divided Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Pirates quit Turkish cargo vessel

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 17:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish ship seized three days ago has been abandoned by Somali pirates, leaving the crew unharmed, Turkish officials say.
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Somali Islamists ban BBC output

Friday, April 9th 2010, 21:36

The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab bans the BBC and closes down transmitters broadcasting its Somali language service.
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Militants raid UN base in Somalia

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 10:33

The hardline Islamist militant group al-Shabab takes over a United Nations compound in southern Somalia.
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