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Suicide raid hits Somalia airport

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 17:04
related places: Mogadishu

A carload of suspected Islamist suicide bombers attack Mogadishu airport, killing soldiers and civilians, officials say.
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City of corpses

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 1:07
related places: Mogadishu

Trying to survive as fighting in Mogadishu spikes
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Mortars kill Somalia peacekeepers

Monday, August 30th 2010, 17:21

Four African Union peacekeepers are killed as a mortar hits Somalia's presidential palace, officials say.
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Somali admits US warship hijack

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

A Somali man pleads guilty to piracy-related charges in the US, saying he attacked a US warship believing it was a merchant vessel.
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Somali imprisoned for NZ hijack

Friday, August 27th 2010, 5:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A Somali refugee woman resident in New Zealand is jailed for attempting to hijack a domestic plane.
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Somali MPs killed in hotel raid

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 20:37

Islamist gunmen storm a hotel near Somalia's presidential palace and kill at least 32 people, including six MPs in a suicide attack.
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Somali MPs killed in hotel raid

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 19:32

Islamist gunmen have stormed a hotel close to Somalia's presidential palace and killed at least 32 people, including six MPs.
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'Ten killed' in Mogadishu blast

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 21:54
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 anti-government militants are believed to have died in Mogadishu when their bombs exploded prematurely.
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Court drops Somali piracy charges

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 23:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

A federal judge throws out piracy charges against six Somali men accused of attacking a US Navy ship off the coast of Africa, although other charges stand.
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Pirates quit captured sugar ship

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 17:33

Pirates abandon a sugar cargo ship a day after seizing it in the Gulf of Aden, the EU naval task force off Somalia says.
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US man 'tried to aid al-Shabaab'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 20:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Chicago

A Chicago man is accused of seeking to join Somali hardline Islamist group al-Shabaab, which the US and UK consider a terror organisation.
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Somali pirates capture cargo ship

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:41
related countries: Panama Panama

Somali pirates hijack the Panama-flagged MV Suez cargo ship sailing in a recommended shipping lane in the Gulf of Aden, the European Union naval force says.
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Somali pirates capture cargo ship

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:41
related countries: Panama Panama

Somali pirates hijack the Panama-flagged MV Suez cargo ship sailing in a recommended shipping lane in the Gulf of Aden, the European Union naval force says.
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Kenya threatens to halt pirate trials

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government is threatening to end its trials of Somali pirates, saying the international community has not lived up to its promises to help with the "burden" of prosecuting and imprisoning pirates.
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Kenya threatens to halt pirate trials

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government is threatening to end its trials of Somali pirates, saying the international community has not lived up to its promises to help with the "burden" of prosecuting and imprisoning pirates.
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Saudi warned on expelling Somalis

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mogadishu

The UN refugee agency urges Saudi Arabia to stop deporting Somalis, saying 2,000 have recently been sent to Mogadishu.
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Saudi warned on expelling Somalis

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mogadishu

The UN refugee agency urges Saudi Arabia to stop deporting Somalis, saying 2,000 have recently been sent to Mogadishu.
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Africa to boost its Somalia force

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 13:07
related countries: Uganda Uganda

African Union leaders meeting in Uganda agree to reinforce their peacekeeping force in Somalia to counter al-Shabab militants.
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Pirates sentenced in Seychelles

Monday, July 26th 2010, 16:05
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

Eleven Somali men are sentenced to 10 years in jail in the Seychelles for piracy on the Indian ocean, in the country's first case of its kind.
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Somali forces raid militant base

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:07

A cell of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab is attacked for the first time in the Puntland region.
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Guinea to join AU's Somalia force

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 17:58
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea is to send a battalion of troops to join a peacekeeping force in Somalia, the African Union says.
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Ugandan troops killed in Somalia

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 12:09
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Two Ugandan troops are killed fighting Somali militants, the African Union peacekeeping force says.
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US man 'aided Somali militants'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge a man with providing material support to Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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Shell hits Somali Koranic school

Monday, July 19th 2010, 11:25
related places: Mogadishu

A mortar strike injures 10 children at a Koranic school in Mogadishu amid fresh fighting between Somali troops and militants.
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Uganda vows revenge on al-Shabab

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 9:21
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni says he will crush Somalia's al-Shabab over Sunday's deadly Kampala blasts which killed 74 people.
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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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