War & Conflict

Car bomb attack hits Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 11 people killed in a car bomb attack on a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Waberi district.


Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers

Former government troops hoping to return to civilian life in towns under al-Shabab control, lay down their arms.


'Anything that flies is an enemy': Filming al-Shabab with a drone

Al Jazeera's Hamza Mohamed wanted to film al-Shabab fighters in their training camp using a drone - it was a risky and delicate move.

Human Rights

Interactive: The refugee crisis beyond Europe

Before Europe declared a "refugee crisis" in 2015, millions around the world had faced years of displacement.


Kenya delays closure of world's biggest refugee camp

Kenya's decision comes after calls by the international community to postpone the closure on humanitarian grounds.


Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Ethiopia unrest and the troop withdrawals have come as a opportune boost for al-Shabab as they seize more territory.


Fighting in Somalia's Galkayo city kills 29

Fragile ceasefire brokered by Dubai breaks down between rivals of Galmudug and Puntland as officials confirm death toll.


Somalia regional truce collapses with deadly clashes

At least 20 killed in fighting between forces of Galmudug and Puntland in border town, one week after ceasefire reached.


Car bomb blast kills soldiers near Somali parliament

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide car bomb attack targeting army convoy in the capital Mogadishu.

Al Jazeera World

Somalia: The Forgotten Story

The story of Somalia's decline from stability to chaos and the problems facing its people at home and abroad.

War & Conflict

Al-Shabab attack targets AU base in Somalia

Suicide bombing of "Djiboutian military base" in central Beledweyne region is latest in a campaign of deadly attacks.


Kenya blames al-Shabab for deadly attack

Raid targeting non-Muslims leaves 12 people dead in guest house in restive Mandera county near Somalia border.

War & Conflict

Al-Shabab takes Somali town as Ethiopia troops pull out

African Union forces abandon Halgan town in the Hiran region, allowing al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters to enter soon after.


Somali pirates free hostages held for nearly five years

Twenty-six Asian sailors, held captive in a small fishing village since 2012, were released on Saturday.

Human Rights

Al Jazeera journalist detained in Somalia

Reporter arrested by Somali security agents in the capital, Mogadishu, along with a driver, fixer and cameraman.