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Al Shabab Bomb Hotel In Somali Capital Ahead Of Turkish President's Visit

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates we...

Al Shabab Militants Stage Deadly Attacks In Somalia After Leader Killed

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheik MOGADISHU, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Somalian al Shabaab militants attacked a military base in the...

U.S. Confirms Drone Strike Killed Al-Shabaab Leader In Somalia

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - An air strike by an unmanned U.S. aircraft over Somalia this week killed Tahliil Abdishakur, the chief of the al Shabaa...

Somalia Says Senior Al-Shabab Leader Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, U.S. and Somali officials s...

Pentagon: U.S. Carried Out Airstrike Against Al Shabaab Leader

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Somalia targeted a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, the Pentagon said Monday. It...

Official: Wanted Al-Shabab Leader Surrenders In Somalia

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 12.27.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponso...

The Object of Al Shabaab Terror: To Set Up a Caliphate in Kenya

George Kegoro | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
George Kegoro

Assessing the recent terrorist acts in Kenya, the president explained that "the obvious intent is to create hostility and suspicion across ethnic and religious lines and to drive non-Muslims from certain parts of this country." In his view, "the ultimate aim of this atrocious campaign is to establish an extremist caliphate in our region."

Suicide Bomber Attacks U.N. Convoy In Mogadishu, 3 Dead

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a U.N. convoy near Mogadishu's airport on Wednesday, killing three people, Somali...

Kenya Claims To Have Killed Over 100 Militants In Somalian Raid

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed th...

Somalian Extremists Line Up Non-Muslims And Shoot Them

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer ...

The Kenyan Muslim Cleric Whose Love Of Peace May Have Gotten Him Killed

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A Kenyan Muslim cleric, who supported government efforts to stamp out radicalism among youths in the country's restive coastal region, was...

Al-Shabab Militants Pushed Out Of Last Significant Stronghold In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — African Union and Somali troops on Sunday won control of a key coastal town that had been used by the Islamic militants of...

One Year After Al-Shabaab's Westgate Attack in Kenya

Charlotte Florance | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Charlotte Florance

Al-Shabaab remains a real and credible threat and should be addressed as one. The likelihood of another spectacular commercial shopping center attack in the region remains as real today as it did a year ago.

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Trevor Neilson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

One of the greatest moments of my life was standing at Savute elephant camp in Chobe National Park in Botswana and watching dozens of elephants at a watering hole.

Uganda Arrests 19 Suspects Tied To Plotting An 'Imminent' Terror Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Ugandan police have arrested 19 people in connection with a foiled attack in central...

A New HBO Documentary Shows What It's Really Like Inside A Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with director Dan Reed about his...

Somalia's Al Shabab Names New Leader After U.S. Airstrike

AP | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous ...

Pentagon: Al Shabab Leader Killed In U.S. Strike

AP | ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. Preside...

This Is The Militant Leader That The U.S. Just Targeted In Somalia

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

On Monday night, the United States launched a strike on two vehicles driving south of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing six people. Somali and U.S...

6 Militants Killed In U.S. Strike On Al-Shabab In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander ...

U.S. Military Targets Extremists In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander ...

Somalia's Presidential Palace Attacked By Islamist Militants

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged...

Deadly Car Bomb Attack Outside Somalia's Parliament

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four people were killed when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliamentary building in the Somali capital, Mo...

Soldiers in Schools: The Impact of Military Occupations on Education

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.