Posts tagged as: Somalia

USA confirms death of leader of Somali militia Al Shabab

Ahmed Godane

The Pentagon confirmed Friday the death of the leader of the Somali militant group Al Shabab, Ahmed Godane, target of an American military strike on 1 September in southern Somalia. “We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the cofounder of Al Shabab, has died,” said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Both the Defense […]

Pakistan welcomes hostages released by Somali pirates

The seven Pakistani crew members, who were released by Somali pirates following a $1.1 million payment, have received a huge welcome at the Qauid-e-Azam Airport Karachi. Families and government officials gathered to welcome the crews’ members who were released after being held hostage for one and half year. The released Pakistanis, who were part of […]

An end to famine in Somalia

Somalia has managed to declare an end to the famine that has plagued the country over the past six months. However, several organizations in the country warn that this statement does not mean that the emergency is over. Six months after it began, the United Nations has declared an end to the famine that has […]

Tsunami warning in 28 countries after 8.6 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

Tsunami warning has been issued to 28 countries after an earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 8.6 has hit off Aceh, triggering widespread panic as residents along coastlines fled to high ground. The US Geological Survey said the 8.6 magnitude termer was centered 20 miles beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles from Aceh’s provincial metropolis. […]

The “White Ribbon Day” calls for end to violence against women

The White Ribbon Day is being celebrated today (25th November) across the world in an effort to urge for an end to physical, psychological and economic violence against women. The International Day for the Elimination of violence against Women is a worldwide initiative for public awareness to understand the importance of a woman who has […]


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