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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...

Al Shabab Militants Stage Deadly Attacks In Somalia After Leader Killed

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

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

Official: Wanted Al-Shabab Leader Surrenders In Somalia

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Tears of Defiance, Resilience and Courage: Through It All, Somalia Will Rise

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Hibaaq Osman

Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities.

Somali Militant Commander Killed In Missile Strike

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A member of Somali rebel group al-Shabab was killed Sunday by a missile fired by a suspected drone, a rebel commander said...

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 ...

Sophia Jones

The Somali Bomb Attack You Probably Won't Hear About Today | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

CAIRO –- On Tuesday morning, two suspected suicide bombers targeted the Iranian embassy in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. At least two dozen people ha...

Maverick American Faces Death Threats From Al-Shabab

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG — An Alabama native who moved to Somalia to wage jihad alongside al-Shabab militants faces a Saturday deadline to surrender to the ...

U.S. Fights Al-Shabab On The Internet

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The website's headlines trumpet al-Shabab's imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At...

Al Qaeda Leader Urges Somali Militants To Fight

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a new video in which he encourages Somali militants to fight on despite the challeng...

Leader: Al Shabab Formally Joined Al Qaeda

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Somali militant group al-Shabab has formally joined al-Qaida, according to a video translation released Thursday of a messa...

Car Bomb Kills 8, Wounds 2 MP's In Somalian Capital

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A car bomb killed eight people and wounded two members of parliament in Somalia's capital Wednesday, officials said, in an ...

Al Shabab's Ban Of Aid Workers Will Bring Disaster, Groups Warn

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Aid workers and Somali residents expressed outrage Tuesday, a day after the militant group al-Shabab banned 16 aid groups from ...

Al-Shabab Bans Aid Groups From Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Somali militant group al-Shabab on Monday banned 16 aid groups – including a half dozen U.N. agencies – fro...

Number Of Children Killed In Crossfire Nearly Doubles

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — An increasing number of children are being caught in attacks and crossfire across south and central Somalia, the U.N.'s childre...

Somalia Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 4

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, killing at least four people even as Somali and Ken...

Why Somalia Matters

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

Somalia is not a distant place on the Horn of Africa, nor is the suffering of the Somali people of no consequence to us. I am called to be concerned and to act.

Islamist Group Bans Samosas

Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

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

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

U.S. Sends $45 Million In Gear To Fight Somalia Terror Threat

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is sending nearly $45 million in military equipment, including four small drones, to Uganda and Burundi to help battle the ...