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Queensland mum convicted over female genital mutilation procedure

Queensland mum convicted over female genital mutilation procedure

A trial heard the woman, who had undergone a similar procedure as a girl, had her daughters endure FGM a few days after arriving in Somalia.

  • by Warren Barnsley

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US says air strike kills al-Shabaab fighters after Somali base attack
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US says air strike kills al-Shabaab fighters after Somali base attack

The air strike targeted al-Shabaab fighters who had rammed into the military base 370 kilometres south-west of the capital Mogadishu.

  • by Feisal Omar
Journalist among those killed in Somalia blast near presidential palace

Journalist among those killed in Somalia blast near presidential palace

An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 20 others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack.

More than 60 dead in US airstrikes against Somali extremists
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More than 60 dead in US airstrikes against Somali extremists

The US airstrikes in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to an intelligence officer.

Somali bombers kill dozens in hotel for government officials
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Somali bombers kill dozens in hotel for government officials

The militant Islamist group al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Hotel Sahafi.

  • by Abdi Sheikh
Seventeen years after 9/11, al-Qaeda stronger in Syria and elsewhere
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Seventeen years after 9/11, al-Qaeda stronger in Syria and elsewhere

Far from vanquishing the extremist group and its associated "franchises", critics say, US policies in the Middle East appear to have encouraged its spread.

  • by Nabih Bulos
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Somalia's al Shabaab says it stormed military base, killing troops
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Somalia's al Shabaab says it stormed military base, killing troops

The group is battling to topple the central government and impose its rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law.

Militants linked to al-Qaeda unleash deadly car bombings in Somalia
Somalia

Militants linked to al-Qaeda unleash deadly car bombings in Somalia

Three explosions over four days in or near the Somalian capital have left a trail of carnage, killing nearly 20 people.

  • by Hussein Mohamed