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Al Shabab Bans Internet In Somalia

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Somali rebel group al Shabaab has banned the use of the Internet in the Horn of Africa country, giving telecom operators 15 days ...

Al-Shabaab: 10 Camels For Obama's Head

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

What do you do when the U.S. government puts a bounty on your head? In the case of a leader of the Somali militant group al Shabab, he made his own of...

How Somalia's Famine Aid Went Astray

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A large amount of food sent by the U.N. to the Somali capital during last year's famine never reached the starving people i...

Al Shabaab Militants Detonate Truck Bomb At Ethiopian Base

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A truck bomb targeted an Ethiopian military base inside Somalia on Tuesday, and Islamist militants claimed responsibility for th...

Al Shabaab's American Recruits

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO, AMY FORLITI and JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.15.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The October al-Qaida video shows a light-skinned man handing out food to families displaced by famine in Somalia. But the maske...

Kenyan Army Tweets: Don't Sell Donkeys To Militants

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's military spokesman is using Twitter to warn people not to help al-Qaida-linked militants by selling them an old-world t...

Pursuing Militants In Somalia, Kenya Expects First Ground Battle

AP | ABDI GULED and TOM ODULA | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Kenyan troops in Somalia closed in on the rebel-held town of Afmadow Saturday where they may fight their first ground battl...

Kenya To Pursue Al Shabaab Into Somalia

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and JOE MWIHIA | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Signaling a stepped-up campaign against Somali militants, Kenya's top security chiefs said Saturday that Kenyan forces will pur...

Day After Suicide Bombing, Militants Vow To Up Attacks

AP | ABDI GULED and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Qaida-linked militants threatened more terror attacks that will "increase day by day" after a suicide bomber killed 72 p...

PHOTOS: At The Start Of Muslim Holiday, Famine In Somalia Is Far From Over

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is traditionally a day of joyous festivities, of presents, of new clothes and abundant food. Yet as M...

U.S. Group Advises African Troops In Battle Against Al Shabaab

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — On the front lines of Mogadishu's streets, Islamist militants battle African Union troops. Standing alongside the peacekeep...

Famine Boosts Recruitment For Somali Militants: UN

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

GENEVA — Islamic militants in Somalia who deny there's famine and block most aid are enjoying a boon in recruitment by giving people money at a ...

Clinton Calls On Al-Shabaab To Allow Aid

Posted 10.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday called on Somalia's al-Shabaab militants to allow food aid to move "unfettered"...

Islamist Group Bans Samosas

Posted 09.28.2011 | Food

Al-Shabaab, the extremist Islamic group that effectively controls much of Somalia, has banned samosas in the famine-stricked, war-torn East African na...