UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 12:07 PM IST
The resolution, which was adopted unanimously, authorized the African Union to maintain its nearly 20,000-strong force in Somalia until the end of the year with a mandate to reduce the threat from the extremist groups to enable “a stable, federal, sovereign and united Somalia.”
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:54 AM IST
In a bid to overturn Trump's so-called Muslim ban, Joe Biden's government said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan 20, 2020, must submit new applications and fees while those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Mogadishu
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:03 AM IST
The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported.
AP | , Mogadishu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Police spokesman Sadiq Ali Adan says the driver defied orders to stop on Saturday morning, and police opened fire as passersby ran for their lives.
Mogadishu | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST
It is places like Somalia, a nation torn apart by three decades of conflict, that will be last to see Covid-19 vaccines in any significant quantity. With part of the country still held by extremist groups, the risk of the virus becoming endemic in some hard-to-reach areas is strong.
Addis Ababa | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:24 PM IST
US troops have been in Somalia, mostly supporting Somali special forces known as Danab in operations against al Shabaab. If the withdrawal is permanent, “it will have a huge toll on counterterrorism efforts,” said Colonel Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh.
Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support hijab-wearing American supermodel
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:07 PM IST
‘Fashion can wait. My deen cannot’: Halima Aden, who turned cover girl for British Vogue and Vogue Arabia and even appeared on runways at New York Fashion Week, quit modelling after Covid-19 quarantine ‘opened her eyes’ to reflect on her values as a Muslim woman to make new moves on her personal hijab journey.
Nairobi | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:49 PM IST
It is not clear whether President Donald Trump will order the withdrawal of the some 700 US military forces from Somalia, following his orders for Afghanistan and Iraq, or whether the reported urge will pass before he leaves office in January.
Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The document, sent to companies operating in the state-owned business park and seen by Reuters, cited an immigration circular that came into effect on November 18.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Experts fear a full-blown war between the federal forces and the TPLF, many of whom have fought in the Ethiopian-Eritrean war between 1998 and 2000, would cause serious unrest in the fragile Horn of Africa, impacting neighbours Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Sudan
Gorakhpur/New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:48 PM IST
The Indian High Commission in Kenya has said that it is in touch with the Somalian government to rescue 33 Indian labourers who are allegedly been kept hostage by a company in Mogadishu.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 05:35 AM IST
Trump said he thinks he’ll win Minnesota in November’s election because of the representative, who was born in Somalia.
Cairo | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Libyan fishermen spotted the sinking boat late Thursday, said the International Organisation for Migration, and managed to pull 22 people from the water, including those from Egypt, Bangladesh, Syria, Somalia and Ghana.
Mogadishu | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 06:12 AM IST
Witnesses said the attack began with a heavy explosion and people ran from the area as gunfire could be heard from the hotel, which is frequented by government officials.
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 08:56 AM IST
On the situation in India, the organisation said that adult groups and swarms are maturing throughout Rajasthan where laying is underway in many areas.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 06:45 AM IST
India has faced its worst desert locust invasions in decades this year and prompted the government to deploy helicopters and drones for spraying insecticide.
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur/Jaipur/Bhopal | By HT Correspondent, Jodhpur/jaipur/bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:24 AM IST
In its situation update on Thursday, FAO said early migration of spring-bred locust swarms from southwest Pakistan to Rajasthan occurred in May before the monsoon, and some swarms travelled to northern states for the first time since 1962.
Mogadishu | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 10:25 AM IST
All five jihadist fighters who stormed the hotel also died during the evening assault claimed by the al-Shabaab Islamist group, a police statement said.
Mogadishu | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 02:24 PM IST
A presidential candidate for upcoming regional elections was also killed in the assault by four militants, Jubbaland president Ahmed Mohamed said in a statement.
Mogadishu | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 04:45 AM IST
The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
Qingdao | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 04:23 PM IST
China’s last naval battles were with Vietnam in the South China Sea in 1974 and 1988, though these were relatively minor skirmishes. Chinese ships have also participated in international anti-piracy patrols off Somalia since late 2008.
Mogadishu | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 09:35 PM IST
Security officials and witnesses reported bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air after the bomb detonated on Mogadishu’s Maka Al-Mukarama road, one of the seaside capital’s main thoroughfares, an area busy with businesses and travellers.
Mogadishu, Somalia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber targeted a military checkpoint near the rear entrance of the heavily fortified palace.
Addis Ababa | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 05:44 PM IST
Fighting broke out between Somalis and Oromos in Moyale, a town bordering Kenya, on Thursday and Friday, the Ethiopia News Agency said, citing Suraw Mohammed, deputy spokesman of Somalia Regional State
Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 11:35 PM IST
INS Sunayna has been deployed on anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since October 6.
Kenya | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 02:28 PM IST
Somali security forces responded and there was a battle with heavy gunfire in the building. Three attackers were killed in the shootout and one was captured alive, said Awale.
Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 09:35 AM IST
Two satellite-tagged female Amur falcons, ‘Longleng’ and ‘Tamenglong’, named after two districts of Nagaland and Manipur, flew non-stop for five days to cover 5,700 km to reach a stop-over site in Somalia on Saturday.
New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 01:33 PM IST
The highlight of 10th edition will be that new countries—Scotland, Malta, Bangladesh, Cayman Islands, DR Congo, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Somalia—are making their debut to make the New Delhi championships very special.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:55 PM IST
Capital Mogadishu was engulfed in strife when Ramla Ali, barely two-years-old, and her family had to flee to Kenya on a boat.
Mogadishu | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police said.