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Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration
Even in a country accustomed to pervasive violence, the double truck bombings that killed hundreds in Mogadishu on Saturday were a shock.
Truck Explosions Kill Hundreds in Somalia
More than 270 were killed and hundreds injured in Mogadishu on Saturday, in twin blasts that officials called one of the deadliest attacks to hit the capital since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.
Mogadishu Truck Bombings Are Deadliest Attack in Decades
With at least 270 people dead, suspicion fell on the Shabab, a militant group that has been losing ground but, it now appears, perhaps not strength.
Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital
The explosion, which injured more than a dozen others, targeted a busy road and was described as the most powerful blast in years.
Around the World and the U.S., New Travel Ban Draws Anger, Applause and Shrugs
Foreign leaders and immigrant groups here reacted strongly to new restrictions being imposed by President Trump.
New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries
Starting next month, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be indefinitely barred from entering the United States.
Children Are Among the Dead After a U.S.-Backed Raid in Somalia
Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid, a deputy governor said, and the United States military confirmed that it had provided support for an operation in the area.
Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War
Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, forced overboard from two boats last week, came ashore in war-torn Yemen. They were hoping to find work in the countries of the Persian Gulf.
An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say
Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants.
This Is What Hunger Looks Like — Again
The entwining of wars and famine has multiplied the magnitude of death and displacement in Somalia.
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