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Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly collapsed.

The UN Security Council has urged rival Somali leaders to agree on holding elections ‘quickly’, warning that the country faced an ‘unpredictable’ situation.

Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia is unlikely to meet an 8 February deadline to choose a new president.

Death toll rises to 16 in Somalia suicide bombing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death toll rises to 16 in Somalia suicide bombing

Nearly two dozen people have been killed in the latest spate of violence in Somalia.

Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

The New Arab Staff

Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

Reports emerging on Wednesday have cast doubts on the erasure of maritime crime originating in the Horn of Africa country.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is ...

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

The New Arab

Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

A passenger bus carrying more than 20 people to a funeral exploded on Sunday, killing dozens on board.

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

The New Arab

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Somalia's north-central Mudug province, was killed in a Al-Shabaab attack on Sunday.

The New Arab

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in the capital of ...

UAE mercenaries reveal divisive ambitions in Yemen, Libya

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

UAE mercenaries reveal divisive ambitions in Yemen, Libya

Comment: Abu Dhabi is securing influence through a 'divide-and-rule' policy in the Middle East and Africa, but not always using its own forces, ...

The Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift over Somalia

Stasa Salacanin

The Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift over Somalia

While Qatar has declared that it will build a new seaport in Somalia, Saudi Arabia has recognised the passport of autonomous Somaliland, ...

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

What's the UAE's game in the Horn of Africa?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What's the UAE's game in the Horn of Africa?

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking greater control in the Horn of Africa under the guise of providing stability, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Shabaab militants seize control of Somali town

Al-Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia's northeast after local military forces retreated from a military base.

The New Arab & agencies

Maltese port manager of Dubai-owned company murdered in Somalia

A manager of a port operated by DP World has been shot dead in Somalia's Puntland district.

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb blast hits market in Somali capital

A bomb blast has targeted the Somali capital, while the port director DP World in Puntland.

The New Arab & agencies

Somali clan clashes kill dozens in two days

Clan disputes in Somalia have killed more than 40 people in two days.

US strike killed Shabaab militants in Horn of Africa

The New Arab

US strike killed Shabaab militants in Horn of Africa

US forces have carried out their second Horn of Africa airstrike in three days, killing another 27 Shabaab jihadists, the American military said ...

The New Arab

Somali leader urges calm after clashes in disputed north

Somalia's leader urged for calm after clashes in the disputed north left at least 20 troops dead, according to local elders.

Powerful cyclone predicted to pound Oman and Yemen

The New Arab

Powerful cyclone predicted to pound Oman and Yemen

A severe cyclone is likely to hit southern Oman this weekend, as the storm is predicted to intensify to hurricane-level strength.

UAE ends Somalia military training programme amid souring relations

The New Arab

UAE ends Somalia military training programme amid souring relations

The UAE has said it will disband its military training programme in Somalia, just days after Mogadishu said it will be taking over the training ...

UAE plane stopped from leaving Somalia after 'refusing search'

The New Arab

UAE plane stopped from leaving Somalia after 'refusing search'

Local reports say that authorities in Somalia's Puntland region have prevented an Emirati plane from flying after a security search was ...

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