One day after fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked group in Somalia staged a deadly siege at a popular hotel in the Somali capital in which more than 25 people were killed, the group threatened more similar attacks in the country, warning hotel owners of renting their hotels out to government officials.
Markets fear Saudi-led military action in Yemen will choke oil delivery to Europe and US
Kuwait has moved to reassure markets that its oil tankers are negotiating safely through the Bab el-Mandab Strait, the narrow 40 km strip of water between Yemen and Djibouti, one of the seven choke points in the delivery of oil to Europe and the US.
Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden
Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.
After one year service, Ethiopia rotates its AU troops in Somalia
The Ethiopian troops serving in Somalia as parts of the African Union forces fighting the Al-Qaeda-linked militants have been rotated to have new troops deployed in the country after a year-long service, officials said.