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Deadly Siege At Somali Restaurant Ends

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

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'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

Kenyan University Reopens 9 Months After Deadly Islamist Attacks

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A university where Islamic extremists killed 148 people nine months ago reopened on Monday, an event welcomed by many Ken...

Not Only Trump Recruits Terrorists

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Ivan Eland

If at least some American politicians and a significant portion of the public can see that Trump's proposal can be used to recruit terrorists, why can't they see that the U.S. government's post-9/11 attacks on or invasions of at least seven Muslim countries is far worse?

Evidence Points to Insider Threat in Downing of Russian Jet

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Lawrence A. Levine

Available evidence at this time points to an "insider threat." Someone with privileged access to airport food service and flight line facilities, rather than a passenger who was required to go through airport screening.

Crying for the Victims of the Paris Attacks

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Stan Chu Ilo

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris perpetrated by a bunch of conscienceless husks of humanity is a proof that radical Islamic fundamentalism has be...

From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Marginalization combined with internecine conflicts, pockets of extremism, poor human development and cross border terrorism have trapped so many of Mandera's people in poverty and misery.

Kenya To 'Re-Integrate' Hundreds Of Returning Militant Recruits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches...

Al Shabab Militants Storm African Union Base In Somalia

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.01.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and r...

Somalia's Al-Shabab Drive Car Full Of Explosives Into Hotel

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, July 26 (Reuters) - The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosiv...

Kenyans Ridicule CNN For Obama Visit Coverage

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.23.2015 | World

As President Barack Obama headed to Kenya Thursday night, residents of the African country were taking part in a favorite American pastime -- ri...

Political Risk Around the World in Third Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Here are a few countries (not all, of course) that may be more prone to instability over the next few months in different parts of the world.

Al Shabab Militants Stage Deadly Attack On Quarry Workers In Kenya

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from n...

Burundi's President Makes His First Appearance In The Capital Since Attempted Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

* President's first appearance since coup failed * Says he takes seriously threat from Somalia's al Shabaab * Nkurunziza...

Kerry Becomes First Secretary Of State To Visit Somalia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and ANDREW HARNIK | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the f...

This Woman Is Using Her Instagram To Show Somalia's Hidden Beauty

HuffPost Maghreb | Dozilet Kpolo | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices

Since a devastating civil war that began in 1991, Somalia has faced severe and devastating conflicts. Attacks by the militant Islamic group Al-Shabab ...

Bomb Rips Through Bus Carrying UN Staff In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven pe...

6 Arrests In Minneapolis, San Diego In Terror Probe

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Six people have been arrested in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have been tracking...

Suspected Al-Shabab Attack In Somali Capital Kills 10

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Ten people were killed on Tuesday in an assault on the offices of Somalia's education ministry and seven attackers were al...

REPORT: Extremists Using Rape, Sexual Slavery And Forced Marriage As Terror Tactics

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being use...

Kenya's College Massacre Indicates Growing Threat From Somalia's Al-Shabab

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Enough! The Attacks on Schools Must End

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

After Pakistan, Nigeria and South Sudan, a fourth country has now become the most recent victim of heinous terrorist attacks on students and educational establishments.

Al-Shabab Gunmen Attack University In Kenya

AP | TOM ODULA and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) -- Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadli...

Somalian Extremists Urge Attacks On U.S. Shopping Malls

AP | ANDREW MELDRUM | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., C...

Deadly Al-Shabab Suicide Attack Strikes Meeting Of Somali Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hote...