Somali people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25882/all en U.S. to formally recognize Somali government Thursday-official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab League Politics Somali language Somali people Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735250 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber strikes near Somali presidential palace -guard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOGADISHU, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Somali presidential palace on Tuesday, killing at least one soldier and wounding two, a palace guard at the scene said.</p> <p>"The bomber killed one soldier and injured two others," the guard told Reuters.</p> <p>"The man blew up himself near a wall between the Ethiopian embassy and the Somali PM's residence."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab League Somali people Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740883 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas bomb plot suspect found guilty: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree ceremony in the US state of Oregon in 2010, reports said.</p> <p>The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010, the Oregonian newspaper and KATU television reported.</p> <p>The 21-year-old, whose lawyers claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover FBI agents, faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction.</p> <p>str-mt/adm</p> Portland car bomb plot Somali people War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742354 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-US man was found guilty Thursday of plotting to blow up a crowded US Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands, despite his claims that he was trapped by an FBI sting operation.</p> <p>A jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud, 21, after deliberating for less than a day following the nearly three-week long trial over the attempted 2010 attack in the northwestern US state of Oregon. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Somali people War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742518 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One killed by car bomb in Somali capital beach restaurant: police</p> <p>nur-pjm/yad</p> Somali people AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757488 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ One killed in car-bomb in Somali capital restaurant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/urgent-one-killed-car-bomb-somali-capital-restaurant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least one person was killed Saturday by a car bomb in the latest of a string of attacks in Somalia's war-ravaged capital, set off outside a popular beachside restaurant, police said.</p> <p>"We have reports that one person was killed and another was injured in the blast," said police officer Hussein Ali, who was nearby when the car exploded.</p> <p>nur-pjm/yad</p> Somali people AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757492 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223-13 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 11 dead in clashes in southern Somalia: witnesses</p> <p>nur-bb/gd/jmm</p> Somali people AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764311 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EXCLUSIVE- Somali president offers amnesty to pirates</p> <p>bb/pjm/jz</p> Somali people AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769460 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twin explosions at Somali capital beach cafe, casualties feared: police</p> <p>nur-pjm/mfp</p> Somali people AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:49:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770839 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/two-bombers-strike-restaurant-somali-capital-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TWO BLASTS ROCK POPULAR BEACH IN SOMALI CAPITAL-POLICE</p> Somali people Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:00:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770841 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Somali court frees alleged rape victim, reporter jailed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/urgent-somali-court-frees-alleged-rape-victim-reporter-jailed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali appeals court dropped charges on Sunday against a woman sentenced to a year in jail after she told a reporter she was raped by security forces, but said the journalist will remain in jail for six months.</p> <p>"The court orders the release of the woman, while the journalist will spend six months in jail for offending state institutions," Judge Hassan Mohamed Ali said, cutting the reporter's original sentence in half.</p> <p>nur-pjm/lc</p> reporter Somali people AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772052 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief regrets continued jailing of Somali journalist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/un-chief-regrets-continued-jailing-somali-journalist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN chief Ban Ki-moon Monday welcomed Somalia's release from jail of a woman who told a journalist she was raped by security forces, but expressed regret the journalist would remain behind bars.</p> <p>A Somali appeals court dropped charges on Sunday against the woman, who had been sentenced to a year in jail for "offending state institutions," but reporter Abdiaziz Abdinuur's sentence was merely cut in half, to six months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/un-chief-regrets-continued-jailing-somali-journalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Political geography Somali people AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773446 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Two blasts in Somali area of Nairobi: Red Cross http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/urgent-two-blasts-somali-area-nairobi-red-cross <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two blasts struck the Somali district of the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, leaving at least one person wounded, the Red Cross said on its Twitter feed.</p> <p>"One casualty has been evacuated," the Red Cross said.</p> <p>The blasts came as results were trickling in from Kenya's presidential polls, although the predominantly Somali district of Eastleigh has in recent months been the target of several attacks attributed to sympathisers of Somalia's Shebab insurgents.</p> <p>hv/mfp</p> Africa Political geography Somali people AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774206 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Somali journalist jailed for reporting on rape freed: official</p> <p>nur-pjm/jmm</p> Somali people AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:46:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785971 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian linked to Somalia attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/canadian-linked-somalia-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities are investigating a Canadian's possible death in Mogadishu after reports said he led a recent attack by Shebab Islamists on the main courthouse in the Somali capital.</p> <p>The Royal Canadian Mounted Police "is aware there are media reports linking a Canadian to terrorist attacks in Mogadishu," Sergeant Greg Cox told AFP.</p> <p>"We cannot provide specific details but are working with relevant domestic and international partners to gather information."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/canadian-linked-somalia-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamist groups Somali Civil War Somali people War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:31:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817545 at http://www.globalpost.com