The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea say they have agreed to establish diplomatic relations after more than a decade of animosity, the latest sign of lightning rapprochement in the restive Horn of Africa region.
Qatar has pledged to continue support for the stability and sovereignty of Somalia amid heightened tensions between the East African country and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a party to the Saudi-led quartet of Doha’s boycotters.
Rival forces from Somalia's army shot at each other in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, with one group trying to storm a training center the United Arab Emirates left behind after it ended a training program there, soldiers and residents said.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to end its military training program in Somalia as their ties deteriorate after another Emirati plane was barred from leaving the African country for a search of suspicious luggage.
Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab terrorists are increasingly threatening civilians to force them to hand over young children for "indoctrination and military training", Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.
The US Defense Department has presented the White House with a military plan that expects at least two more years of combat operation against suspected terrorists in Somalia, amid the escalating campaign of US drone strikes there, according to a report.