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Iran joins North Korea, tests new ballistic missile

World |
Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal, despite U.S. pressure to stop. The United States has imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, saying its...

Somalia: Puntland Maritime Forces seize boat carrying illegal arms

Puntland |
Puntland Maritime Police Forces (PMPF) have intercepted a large illegal weapons cache from a boat at about 17Km east off Bosaso coast on Friday night. Reliable sources, told GO that the vessel with assortment of arms was seized by PMPF at dawn last nig...

Somali PM meets with Chinese Foreign Minister in New York

Somalia |
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, pledging China's support for Somalia's development. China and Somalia enjoy a long history of friends...

​Somalia: Galmudug backs Saudi-led bloc in cutting ties with Qatar

Press Releases |
Somalia's central semi-autonomous region of Galmudug has announced it is siding with Saudi-led alliance of nations in cutting ties to Qatar as GCC rift deepens. In a statement issued by the Office of the President said Somalia cannot take a neutral decision...

Former Footballer Rio Ferdinand launches bid to become professional boxer

Sports |
Former England football captain Rio Ferdinand confirmed on Tuesday that he will train to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt. The 38-year-old former Manchester United star, who retired from football in May...

The Influence of Egypt and Ethiopia on Somalia and Somalis

Opinion |
The regional powers seeking influence and control over Somalia are part of a framework that is worrying Somalis about some foreign governments’ role in Somalia’s instability. In some ways, the competition over Somalia is due to economic interests. The...

Somalia: Somaliland opens first museum to preserve history of its secession

Somaliland |
Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland has inaugurated its first museum to preserve the history of its self-declared independence in 1991. The Saryan Museum built in the Somaliland capital Hargeisa was founded by Saed Shukri Hussein, one of the liberatio...

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