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Eighteen Killed in Somalia Attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a monthslong period of calm in Mogadishu. The Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosions came a day after Somalia's interior minister warned of an explosi

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-02-24 00:00:32

Lost over the Atlantic Ocean

Somalia is my home and though I despise it, it is part of my identity. I am in heat of anger whilst grappling for an inch of gratitude because my country took from me as much it has given me. My homeland left many of its daughters feeling lost somewhere between the old cultures and the new world tra

MEDIUM - 2018-02-23 22:02:47

How do I pronounce Diarra's name?

Q: I keep hearing different things about how to pronounce the name Cartier Diarra. Exactly how should I say it, and why does it sound different than it looks? A: Cartier Diarra won't complain if you mispronounce his name, but if you really want to know, he doesn't mind talking about it. "I've never

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-02-23 22:00:00

18 dead after 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

Updated 12:55 pm, Friday, February 23, 2018 MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabaab extremist group. The explosions came a day afte

SFGATE - 2018-02-23 20:54:00

Two car bombs explode in Somali capital and kill 18 people

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Twin car bombs killed 18 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday in an attack by the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, but security forces shot dead five assailants, officials said. Shooting broke out near the president's residence at the time of the explosions, poli

REUTERS - 2018-02-23 20:36:30

Donors lift funding for Sahel security force

(From left to right) Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou, and U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix at the

DEVEX.COM - 2018-02-23 20:36:26

South Korea Now Has the World's Most Powerful Passport

All eyes are on South Korea this month as the country hosts the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. But as the games wind down, South Korea has another cause for celebration: It was just awarded the most powerful passport in the world by The Passport Index. For the first time ever, South Korea to

THE POINTS GUY - 2018-02-23 21:00:26

18 Killed in Mogadishu Blasts

Two car bombs exploded Friday in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, killing at least 18 people, the head of an ambulance service said. Dr. Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan told VOA's Somali service that another 20 people had been wounded. He said most of the victims were civilians. Adan's casualty totals came

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-02-23 20:05:15

EU warns Turkey after its warships force gas rig to halt

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The European Union warned Turkey on Friday to rein in its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was to drill for natural gas. EU leaders said they could abandon a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip E

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-02-23 20:17:00

Get the inside beat on the best of Festival International

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Now that Festival International's lineup has been announced, it's time to start planning your schedule. Which bands will you see? What food will you eat? What will you wear? It's necessary to have a game plan. Programming Director Lisa Stafford says, "2018 brings

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2018-02-23 20:03:21

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for the twin blasts in Mogadishu that have killed at least 18 people and injured 20 others. Al-Shabab made the claim late Frida

TOWNHALL - 2018-02-23 19:40:36

Mogadishu Attack: Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Government Buildings in Somalia's Capital, Killing Civilians

Two car bombs killed at least 18 people and wounded around two dozen more in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday before militants assailed a pair of buildings near the presidential palace. Ambulances arrived immediately on the scene to bring the wounded to the hospital. One suicide car hit a hote

NEWSWEEK - 2018-02-23 19:30:33

Two car bombings strike Somalia capital

At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded on Friday when two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service said. Jihadist rebels claimed the attack. "We have so far collected 18 bodies and 20 wounded persons from one of the blast scenes," Abdukadir Abdu

I24NEWS - 2018-02-23 19:05:50

Supreme Court to hear travel ban case in April

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear oral arguments concerning the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban on April 25, which is currently scheduled as the last argument day of the term. The court will consider whether the ban violates immigration la

MSN.COM - 2018-02-23 19:08:50

Death toll in twin car bomb attack in Somalia rises to 18: ambulance services

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Twin car bombs that went off in Somalia's capital have killed 18 people and wounded 20 others, the capital's ambulance services said. "So far we carried 18 dead people and 20 others injured from the blasts tonight," Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin ambulances, told R

REUTERS - 2018-02-23 17:41:24

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - At least 18 people ki

COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-02-23 17:29:45

Chemical Tanker Attacked by Pirates Off Somalia

MT Leopard Sun. Photo: EU NAVFOR A Singapore-flagged chemical tanker was attacked by armed pirates off the coast of Somalia on Friday, but the attack was repelled after the ship's armed security returned fire, according to naval officials. The attack, which officials say is likely to be piracy relat

GCAPTAIN.COM - 2018-02-23 17:26:39

Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed. The European Union anti-piracy force says in a statement that the MT Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs early Friday about 160 nautical

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-02-23 17:22:54

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by sustained gunfire, and at least three people were killed, a police official said. The explosions shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-S

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-02-23 16:43:58

Chemical tanker attacked off Somalia, pirates repelled: EU Naval force

February 23, 2018 / 4:39 PM / Updated 2 minutes ago NAIROBI (Reuters) - Suspected Somalia pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker on Friday but security personnel aboard the ship managed to repel them, the European Union's Naval force said. EU Navfor said in a statement the 50,000 me

REUTERS - 2018-02-23 16:37:33