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  • Fresh fighting flares in Yemen as dialogue hopes dim

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 25 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    Fierce fighting has been raging between Yemen's rival factions in the south of the country a day after Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president, urged his allies to withdraw from the areas they have captured. The factions are trying to gain more ground in Dar Saad, a district near the southern po...
  • Humanitarian crisis of immense magnitude looms in Yemen

    news Al Jazeera, 25 Apr 2015 (7 years ago )
    One year ago, the International Rescue Committee warned that stability in Yemen would not be possible while "more than half of the population do not know where their next meal is coming from". This past month's events have borne out that monition. Violence in the country, which has affected 18 of it...
  • Aid agencies access new areas to get a grip on humanitarian needs

    news UNSOM, 03 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    Aid agencies, led by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), travelled to Maaxas in Hiraan Region on 28 May to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground. Maaxas is the fifth of ten newly accessible areas recovered from Al Shabaab control by the Somalia Na...
  • Crew kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2010 free

    news Aljazeera: Agencies, 08 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    Eleven sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for more than three years have arrived safely in Kenya, mediators who helped secure their freedom said. The 11 men - from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran - were crew of the Malaysian-owned cargo vessel MV Albedo, which was hijacked 1,500km of...
  • Scores of migrants drown off Yemeni coast.

    news Aljazeera: AFP, 06 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    At least 60 migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN has said. "The tragedy is the largest single loss of life of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and t...
  • UN Envoy for Somalia welcomes release of hostages, calls for all remaining captives to be released.

    news UNSOM, 09 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 7 June 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay welcomed the release today of 11 crew members of the ship MV Albedo, held hostage since November 2010, and called for all remaining captives still being held by Somali pirates to be relea...
  • Africa Al-Shabab claims deadly Kenya attack

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 17 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    The Somalia-based armed group al-Shabab has said it carried out a deadly attack on a town in Kenya in which 48 people were killed and several buildings burned down. In a statement sent to Al Jazeera on Monday, the group said that the attacks would continue, adding that the Kenyan government was "...
  • Kenya denies al-Shabab role in attacks

    news Aljazeera: Agencies, 18 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    Al-Shabab fighters claim they killed at least 15 people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, but the country's president says the attacks were the work of "local political networks" and gangs. The latest attack happened overnight on Tuesday in Pomoroko, a village located between the cit...
  • Market blast kills two in Somali capital

    news Al Jazeera, 30 Jun 2014 (8 years ago )
    At least two people have been killed and seven wounded when a bomb ripped through a busy market in the Somali capital, a government official said. It is not clear who carried out Monday's attack but in the past similar explosions in Mogadishu have been claimed by al-Shabab fighters. The group ...
  • UN Special Representative congratulates Somalia on 54th Independence Day

    news UNSOM, 01 Jul 2014 (8 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 1 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, congratulated the people of Somalia as they celebrated their 54th Independence Day and called on all Somalis to unite and continue the hard work to build a peaceful future for their coun...