Somalia

Somali imams attend anti-extremism lecture in Cairo

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 03:18 GMT

The Islamic nation needs a generation of young people who are able to counter the ideology promoted by the "gangs of extremism and terrorism" that is only meant to destroy Muslim countries, former dean of the Faculty of Islamic Call at al-Azhar University

Grand mufti decries bloody terrorist bombing in Mogadishu

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - 02:32 GMT

Egypt's Mufti Dr Shawki Allam vehemently denounced on Saturday a bloody terrorist bombing at a Somali police checkpoint in Mogadishu, which left at least 50 people dead.

Car bomb in Somali capital kills at least 30, spokesman says

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - 09:00 GMT

A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 30 people, a government spokesman said.

Kenya, Somalia hold summit meeting mediated by Egypt

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 11:08 GMT

Both countries requested the mediation of African Union (AU) Chair, Egypt.

Egypt denounces Somalia's terror bombing

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 - 02:01 GMT

Egypt condemned on Saturday the terror blast that rocked a government building in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Deputy FM, UK Special envoy discuss situation in North, South Sudan

Tue, 21 May 2019 - 11:20 GMT

They also reviewed the developments in the Horn of Africa and ways to back Somalia.

US air strike kills 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia

Fri, 10 May 2019 - 09:47 GMT

A US air strike killed 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday, the US military said, days after another strike killed three.

Somali president asserts importance of ties with Egypt

Sun, 05 May 2019 - 11:00 GMT

Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo lauded Somali-Egyptian relations, asserting the importance of the historical ties binding both countries.

Somali president displays latest developments in meeting with Sisi

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 01:00 GMT

Farmaajo presented the latest developments in Somalia, and the steps followed by the central government to reinstate security and stability.

Egypt's PM urges opening BanqueMisr branch in Somalia

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 - 01:51 GMT

This came during a meeting in Cairo with Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad.

Shoukry asserts Egypt's support for Somalia's stability

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 04:12 GMT

Shoukry and Isse tackled means to boost bilateral ties in addition to a number of regional issues of mutual interest, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.

Arab Foreign Ministers discuss regional threats, challenges

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 04:32 GMT

The 151st session of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers kicked off on Wednesday.

Somalia’s security part of Egypt’s national security: FM

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 04:24 GMT

Awad presented the developments on the Somali scene including measures taken to rebuild state institutions and develop security forces.

Egypt condemns terrorist attack near hotel in Mogadishu

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 10:21 GMT

Egypt expressed its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Battle rages in Mogadishu as hotel attack death toll nears 30

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 - 10:25 GMT

The attack - the latest in a series of high-profile assaults in East Africa by al Shabaab - came after U.S. forces in Somalia stepped up air strikes against the Islamist group.

U.S. says air strike killed 35 militants in Somalia

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 - 07:17 GMT

The U.S. military said on Monday that a recent air strike in central Somalia killed 35 al Shabaab fighters.

Egypt rises 12 places in Corruption Perceptions Index

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 12:20 GMT

Egypt recorded its third best corruption perception score since 2011, according to Transparency International.

Death toll at 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 10:01 GMT

The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing.

US military says 52 militants killed in Somalia air strike

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 - 12:30 GMT

The U.S. military killed 52 militants in an air strike in Somalia's Middle Juba Region on Saturday, its Africa Command said in a statement.

Grand Imam: Azhar keen to support Somali people

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 - 01:36 GMT

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayyeb on Tuesday said that Al Azhar is keen on offering all types of support to the Somali people.

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