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Somalia's al-Shabab kill two of their own chiefs in factional feud

Meanwhile, on Saturday, veteran Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, escaped to the Somali capital Mogadishu amid reports of a split in the al-Shabab group.

Sunday, 30 June, 2013, 12:53pm

Talking points

HSBC releases first-quarter results

7 May 2013 - 2:22am

Twin terror attacks shatter fragile peace

At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital yesterday in suicide bombings and assaults by al-Shabaab militants linked to al-Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:32am

Briefs, January 28, 2013

A UN Security Council delegation began a brief visit to Yemen in a clear boost to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi aimed at helping to iron out problems hampering national reconciliation talks. 

28 Jan 2013 - 5:43am

Briefs, January 19, 2013

Berlusconi verdict to be delayed until after polls

19 Jan 2013 - 4:30am

Strength of Islamists in rescue bid misjudged, says Jean-Yves Le Drian

French troops underestimated the strength of Islamist rebels when they launched a failed bid to free an intelligence officer held hostage in Somalia, the French defence minister said.

14 Jan 2013 - 6:09am

France tightens security after Mali, Somalia action

France has ordered tightened security in public buildings and transport following action against radical Islamists both in Mali and Somalia, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday.

Hollande said France “has to take all necessary precautions” in the face of a terrorist threat, including “surveillance of our public buildings and our transport network”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, December 11, 2012

Germany expels four Syrian embassy staff

11 Dec 2012 - 4:54am

Three killed in blast at Kenyan capital mosque

Three people were killed and eight wounded in a blast outside a mosque in the Kenyan capital, the Kenyan Red Cross and police said Friday.

There were “three fatalities” as well as several wounded, some critical, a Red Cross official said after the “explosion near a mosque in Eastleigh”, a largely ethnic Somali district of Nairobi.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

Rioters attack ethnic Somalis in Kenyan capital

Police fired tear gas to disperse Kenyans who threw stones and broke into the homes and shops of ethnic Somalis in Nairobi’s Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighbourhood on Monday to protest against a bomb attack in the district on Sunday.

19 Nov 2012 - 8:47pm