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Somalia asks for international support
Britain pledges millions to help train security forces and judges for war-torn country at conference in London.
Last updated: 07 May 2013 20:01 GMT
Suicide blast targets Somali security forces
At least six people killed and several others wounded by explosion outside prime minister's office in Mogadishu.
Last updated: 29 Jan 2013 11:57 GMT
Somali comic who mocked al-Shabab shot dead
Al-Shabab deny killing Warsame Shire Awale, a popular veteran broadcaster known for poking fun at the armed group.
Last updated: 30 Oct 2012 20:11 GMT
Somali MP shot dead in capital Mogadishu
Mustaf Haji Mohamed becomes first politician assassinated since appointment of new parliament in August.
Last updated: 23 Sep 2012 10:15 GMT
Grenade attack hits Kenya's Mombasa
Fatal incident in bar in Indian Ocean city comes a day after US embassy issued "imminent attack" warning.
Last updated: 25 Jun 2012 05:54 GMT
Somali president unscathed in ambush
Al-Shabab gunmen attack convoy north of Mogadishu, while group says it exchanged fire with warships off port of Kismayo.
Last updated: 29 May 2012 18:10 GMT
US-born al-Shabab fighter 'fears for life'
American Islamist fighter says in online video he may be in danger from fellow extremists over "Sharia...and strategy".
Last updated: 17 Mar 2012 19:51 GMT
Shabab fighters 'driven out' of Somali city
At least 18 people killed as Somali and Ethiopian troops seize town after battles with al-Shabab rebels.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2011 17:20 GMT
Puntland shuns Somali government
Autonomous region says it is breaking away from the federation until 'legitimate' one is put in place.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2011 10:07 GMT
Three charged in Uganda bombings
Kenyan citizens charged with 76 counts of murder for attacks during World Cup final.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2010 07:51 GMT
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Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
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In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
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