Friday February 20, 2015
Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Wednesday December 31, 2014
An unmanned US aircraft that unleashed Hellfire missiles at a vehicle in Somalia earlier this week killed a leader of the al- Shabaab militant group.
Wednesday December 03, 2014
At least four people were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy.
Tuesday December 02, 2014
Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 36 workers at a quarry in northeastern Kenya.
Saturday November 22, 2014
Gunmen seized a bus in north eastern Kenya near the Somali border early today and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said.
Wednesday October 29, 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned that Somalia risks returning to famine without urgent aid.
Sunday October 05, 2014
Somali troops, backed by African peacekeepers, have recaptured the last major port held by al-Shabaab, Somali officials have said.
Saturday September 06, 2014
Somalia's government has warned that the country's Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks.
Friday September 05, 2014
US President Barack Obama has said the United States would hunt down Islamic State militants in Iraq and "take out" their leaders.
Saturday July 05, 2014
Al-Shabaab Islamist militants, who threatened to step up attacks during the Muslim month of Ramadan, said they were behind a blast in Mogadishu that killed two people in the Somali capital's political centre.