At least 21 killed in Somalia hotel siege, many hostages freed

MOGADISHU, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Security forces have ended a siege by al Qaeda-linked militants on a hotel in Somalia’s capital that killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens, authorities said on Sunday. Dozens of people who had been taken hostage in the clash at the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu were released. Elite armed … Read more

Russian forces begin assault on two cities in eastern Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket attacks and shelling on other Ukrainian cities, including one near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, military and local officials said. from Ukraine. Both cities, Bakhmut and Avdiivka, have been seen as key targets … Read more