At least 24 civilians have been killed and 22 others injured in the southern Somali town of Marka after troops from the African Union opened fire on unarmed residents, local residents and a health worker have told Al Jazeera.
Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race
Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Somalia, AU troops close in on rebel-held Bardhere town
Columns of Somali and AU troops began a major offensive to retake the rebel-held strategic town of Bardhere while fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group militants have dug trenches around the town, raising the stakes in an all-out fight that may create serious humanitarian crisis.
The security forces in Saudi Arabia have carried out a nationwide dragnet in recent months that resulted in the arrest of more than 400 people believed to be connected to the Islamic State jihadist group, the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
The Somali community is gearing up for an initiative to get voters to the polls during early voting.
The community, working with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, has been helping those with citizens register to vote as well as educate people on the voting process, including machines.