An oil tanker seized by pirates off the west coast of Africa has been released by the hijackers, the operators of the vessel said.
The al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab terror group in Somalia is recruiting Kenyan teens to fight. David McKenzie reports.
Pirates traded gunfire with Togo security forces early Tuesday from a hijacked oil tanker off the west coast of Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
A radical Islamic cleric who faced charges relating to terrorism was killed in a daylight ambush Monday morning in Kenya's main coastal city, Mombasa, Kenya Police said.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi discusses contending with militants, extremists and pirates in Somalia.
A Somali man who authorities say is the highest-ranking pirate ever brought to the United States for prosecution was given 12 life sentences Monday by a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia.
Two military helicopters on their way to deployment in Somalia are missing and one has crash-landed, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday.
African Union and Somali forces launch a new offensive against al-Shabaab militants in the war torn African nation.
Four aid workers, who were abducted from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border last week, were freed late Sunday during a shootout with kidnappers, a military official said..
Four aid workers are free after a shoot-out in southern Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Explosions targeting two churches in Kenya near the Somali border killed at least 17 people, the Red Cross said, in the latest spate of attacks on the East African nation.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on the attacks on two churches in Garissa, Kenya.
Five aid workers -- four Europeans and a Kenyan -- were kidnapped from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border, police said Friday.
A man from the Horn of Africa has pleaded guilty to conspiring with al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked terror organization, and traveling to Somalia to receive military training from the group, federal officials announced Wednesday.
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The United States is offering millions of dollars for the whereabouts of seven key members of the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group behind bombings and attacks in the region.
Kenyan soldiers, as part of African Union forces in Somalia, captured the key Al-Shabaab-controlled town of Afmadow on Wednesday, according to a Kenyan Defence Force spokesman.
Anti-terror police in Denmark say they have arrested two brothers, one of whom trained at a terror camp in Somalia.
African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive against militants in a densely populated enclave near the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, the AU mission said Tuesday.
The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab is recruiting U.S. citizens. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
A Somali pirate was convicted Friday for his role in last year's seizure of the U.S. yacht Quest and the hostage-taking of the four Americans aboard who were killed during their ordeal.
Somali hip-hop sensation Abdi Warsame, better known as K'Naan, has been compared to Eminem and Bob Marley.
His name means "traveler" and Somali-born poet, rapper and musician K'naan has certainly come a long way.
A young Somali woman set off a bomb blast that rocked Somalia's newly reopened national theater in the capital city Wednesday, killing two top sports officials, a Somali U.N. official said.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the bomb that killed top Somali sports officials in Somalia.
A 45-year-old British man has been arrested in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for suspected ties to al Qaeda, a spokesman for Somalia's president said Tuesday.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on Somali pirates releasing a British hostage who is mourning her murdered husband.
Somali pirates freed a British hostage Wednesday, nearly seven months after she was taken captive in a raid at a Kenyan beach resort in which her husband was killed.
A car loaded with explosives rocked the Somali capital Wednesday, leaving one injured and damaging a house nearby, authorities said.
Shipping companies may have found a new tool to fight piracy: It turns out, pirates like to tweet.
Flesh and blood covered the ground near Somalia's presidential palace Wednesday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt, killing two people and wounding four, a law enforcement official said.
Islamic militants ambushed Ethiopian forces in southern Somalia Saturday and hours-long fighting left scores of people dead.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on how farmers in Kenya are being affected by a ban on imports of khat.
Somali government forces backed by forces from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces took over a base used by al Qaeda-backed Al-Shabaab militants on the northern outskirts of Mogadishu, AMISOM said in a statement.
Two hostages of suspected Somali pirates died after a rescue effort by the Danish navy, an operation that freed 16 other hostages, the Danish military said Tuesday.
Representatives from around the world are meeting in London to discuss Somalia's war. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
Kenya's military marched into Somalia and have been there for months. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Turn down any rundown street in any one of the "mini-Mogadishus" that now pepper Britain's cities, and you'll see young men congregating outside what look like shuttered shop fronts. But look closer. There are no signs and no distinguishing features to help those who don't know what lies on the other side of these battered doorways.
Representatives from more than 40 governments and humanitarian groups were holding talks Thursday in London on Somalia, which is in the grip of an insurgency. The gathering will try to agree a common approach to tackling the political turmoil, terrorism, poor security, while providing humanitarian aid.
Somalia's prime minister tells CNN the country needs up to $10 billion from the international community.
Ahead of a key international conference on beleaguered Somalia, transitional government forces, backed by Ethiopian allies, seized a key southern town that was once a strategic stronghold for Islamic militants.
Asha Mohamed sits in her cramped room in Pumwani slum clutching a tiny photo of her son, Harun. He's dressed in a blue-striped tie framed by a crisp white T-shirt -- a typical 15-year-old Kenyan high school student.
Somalia's Al-Shabaab has brushed aside accusations from Human Rights Watch that the Islamist militia recruits child soldiers, saying that Islam considers people to be adults from the age of 15.
Children as young as 10 years old increasingly face horrific abuse in war-torn Somalia as the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has targeted them to replenish its diminishing ranks of fighters, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday.
Rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson visited Kenya and famine-hit Somalia this week to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues.
A boat carrying Somalis fleeing violence in their homeland capsized this week in the Gulf of Aden, leaving at least 11 people dead and another 34 missing, a U.N. agency said.
Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebel movement has tightened its ties to the al Qaeda terror network, with its leader pledging loyalty to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The man commanding the AMISOM mission in Somalia describes efforts to root out Al-Shabaab militants.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague visited Somalia's capital Mogadishu Thursday, the Foreign Office announced, saying it was the first trip there by a British foreign secretary since 1992.
The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab says it has banned the International Committee of the Red Cross from operating in the regions it controls, accusing the organization of distributing expired food.
An American aid worker freed in Somalia last week after three months in captivity has left for the United States, a senior U.S. official said, as a fellow kidnapped aid worker headed home to see his family.
The kidnapping of two aid workers in Somalia was an inside job. CNN's Brian Todd has this exclusive report.
Somalia's president strongly condemned the killing of a leading journalist as a "senseless murder," suggesting Sunday that the country's al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia Al-Shabaab may have been responsible.
A leading Somalia journalist was shot outside him home in Mogadishu on Saturday and died on the way to the hospital, according to other journalists.
The U.S. Navy Seals' dramatic rescue of Poul Hagen Thisted and Jessica Buchanan early Wednesday ended the hostages' three-month ordeal in Somalia. But why was it left to the United States to conduct this operation in a country thousands of miles away?
A crooked Somali cop may have been the one who made the kidnapping of two foreign aid workers in October possible, the safety adviser for their employer told CNN.
CNN's Jill Dougherty talks about medical treatments and tries to pinpoint how many Americans are currently in Somalia.
Freed hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Thisted arrived at a U.S. base in Sicily Thursday, a day after being rescued in a U.S. military raid in Somalia, a spokesman for the base said.
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on the U.S. Navy SEAL mission that rescued aid workers in Somalia.
U.S. forces in military helicopters freed two hostages from pirates in a nighttime raid in Somalia.
The same elite Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden took part in a daring nighttime rescue in Somalia of two American and Danish foreign aid workers, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
A top U.N. representative for Somalia will be based in that country -- for the first time in 17 years.
Distribution of food, seed and medical relief intended for drought victims in Somalia has been suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced Thursday.
Al-Shabaab members raided a Kenyan police camp, killing seven and taking others prisoner, the al Qaeda-linked militant Islamist group said Thursday.
Somali pirates are not building palaces with swimming pools with the ransoms they collect from international shipping companies and hostages, but they are helping the local economy, a new report finds.
A former U.S. Army soldier charged with attempting to travel to Somalia to join a terrorist group was denied bail Wednesday and will remain in jail pending trial.
African Development Bank's Mthuli Ncube discusses the detrimental affect of increased piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Backed by Ethiopian forces, Somali troops have wrested control of a key trading town after fierce fighting with Islamic militants, officials with Somalia's transitional government and witnesses said Saturday.
A man who was fired by an international aid group in Somalia this week returned to the office and shot dead two aid workers, a government official and the aid agency said Friday.
African Union forces in Somalia have successfully pushed the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab out of the capital Mogadishu, a commander told CNN Thursday.
Two U.N. World Food Programme workers and a third colleague from a local agency were shot to death in Somalia Friday, the organization said.
It's just a few minutes after the final whistle has blown and the shiny basketball court of the Al Gharafa Sports Hall in Doha is filled with shouts and cheers.
We had tried for weeks to get access to Kenya's incursion into lawless Somalia. The go finally came from the Kenyan military in a text message late one Saturday night. We're told to be at the Nairobi's military airbase before dawn.
CNN's David McKenzie has rare access to the front line of Kenya's war with Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group.
Kenya is drawn into Somalia's two-decade long civil war as border tensions escalate. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
At first glance, it might seem that Yemen -- like Somalia -- is a place we should best forget about. It has few proven natural resources, its hinterland is largely barren and inaccessible, and it has a long history of being virtually impossible to govern. But first impressions can be misleading, and if Yemen were to sink into a state of anarchy, the implications for the Gulf region and beyond would be profound.
The leaders of Kenya, Somalia and Uganda held a closed-door meeting in Nairobi Wednesday, reaffirming their commitment to military operations against the Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Kenya makes a military foray into Somalia to pursue armed militants. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Six alleged Somali pirates went on trial Tuesday in Paris for hijacking a yacht and taking a French couple hostage off the coast of Somalia in 2008.
Two Kenyan police officers were injured in Dadaab refugee camp in Northern Kenya when their vehicle struck a land mine on Tuesday, according to a senior official.
During Saturday night's Republican candidates' debate on national security issues, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said the United States has nowhere to take terrorists for interrogation and said the CIA does not interrogate anymore.
Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia face years in prison after their arrest in a prohibited region along the nation's border with Somalia.
Somali pirates are notorious for being behind a spate hijackings on the high seas but their activities have also exacerbated food shortages in the Horn of Africa, a senior official from the African Development Bank has said.
Kenyan troops are battling the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab in neighboring Somalia, westerners are being targeted at Kenyan tourist resorts and fears are high of terror attacks in Nairobi. What are the reasons behind the unrest and what is likely to happen next?
Two foreign aid workers kidnapped last week in Somalia are alive and well, a Danish aid group said Sunday.
An airstrike hit a camp for people displaced by Somalia's humanitarian crisis Sunday, leaving three dead and dozens of people injured, the aid group Doctors Without Borders reported.
A suicide bomber who carried out an attack in Somalia this weekend was an American citizen of Somali descent, a website associated with the Al-Shabaab Islamist movement claimed Sunday.
Two foreign aid workers kidnapped two days ago in Somalia were named Thursday as American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted.
Somalia praised Kenya Wednesday, thanking it for helping battle the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab, in an apparent effort to heal tensions sparked by the Somali president's criticism of Kenya earlier this week.
Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia remain missing but a Somali man who was believed abducted with them has been arrested, a Danish aid organization said Wednesday.
Three aid workers -- an American woman, a Danish man and a Somali man -- have been kidnapped in Somalia, the Danish Demining Group said Tuesday.
Somalia's president has spoken out against Kenya's military incursion into his country, saying his nation's African neighbor has overstepped its bounds by pursuing Islamic militants beyond its borders.
The U.S. Embassy in Kenya warned it has credible information of an imminent terror attack, days after the east African nation announced it is sending troops to Somalia to battle Islamist militants.
A federal jury found two Minnesota women guilty Thursday of raising money for Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in Somalia.
A Frenchwoman kidnapped from her holiday home in northern Kenya and taken to Somalia has died, the French Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
News stories saying authorities thwarted a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Mexico are not true, the Mexican secretary of the navy said Tuesday.
The mysterious visitor stands in a patch of scrubland in Somalia, surrounded by Islamic militants wielding AK-47s. His face is covered by a white-and-red headscarf; he is slim and seems young. But there is something puzzling about him: His skin is fair, and when he speaks in an audio recording, his English is near perfect and spoken with a North American accent.
Somali forces say they've taken the remaining strongholds of al Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu.
Islamic militants have moved fighters to the Somali border town of Afmado in an effort to combat Kenyan forces who have entered Somalia, the militant group Al-Shabaab said Tuesday.
Islamic militants in Somalia have threatened to "come into Kenya" if Kenyan forces do not leave Somalia, according to an online message posted on a jihadist website.
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