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Al-Shabab, Somali Islamist Group, Confirms It Has Joined With Al Qaeda

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali Islamist rebel group al-Shabab has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda's global militant campaign....

Somalia: Islamist Whip Women For Wearing Bras

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline Islamist group al Shabaab has publicly whipped women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting ...

Foreign Troops Attack Somali Militants

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign soldiers have staged an attack on militants in Somalia, killing at least two people in a helicopter raid. The troops, who according to some r...

Somalia: Islamists Yank Gold Teeth Of 'Sinners'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The notorious Somali Islamist group al Shabaab is yanking gold and silver teeth from the mouths of people in southern Somalia for transgressing from I...

Somalia, Al Qaeda Haven, To Be Obama's New Afghanistan: CSM

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Horn of Africa is a hotbed of pirates, Islamic radicals, warlords, refugees, and, lately, foreign armies trying to influence this killing field. T...

Kenya-Somalia Border To Be Secured

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kenya has promised to reinforce its border with Somalia after several abductions near the frontier....

Somalia: Islamist Groups Divvy Up French Hostages

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two French security advisers seized in Somalia this week have been split up and are now being held by two different hardline groups, reports say....

Somalia Refugees Flee Mogadishu By The Thousands

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of people have fled the Somali capital Mogadishu amid escalating fighting between government forces and opposition fighters....

Ethiopian Troops Back In Somalia

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With or without an international mandate, Ethiopian forces have entered Somali territory to back up a fast-failing Somali government....

Somali MP Gunned Down, Third Attack In As Many Days

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Somali politician has been killed by gunmen in the capital, Mogadishu, the government has confirmed....

Somali Rebel Violence The Work Of Foreign States: Somali President

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia's president accused Islamist insurgents on Monday of working for foreign governments trying to destabilise his Horn of Africa nation after fou...

Yemen's Economic Crisis Threatens Volatile Region's Security (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. It faces corruption, malnutrition and water shortages. Its population of 23 million owns over 23 million firearms. It's a witch's brew of potential disaster.

World Health Day: Somalia Struggles To Provide Healthcare

allAfrica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

World Health Day on 7 April is just another difficult day for medical personnel in Mogadishu, capital of war-torn Somalia, where threats and intimidat...

Islamists Introduce Strict Laws After Capturing Somalian Seat

DAILY NATION | Reuters News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia's hardline Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab said today it had introduced sharia law in Baidoa, a day after taking the town that had been a ...

Young Men From Minnesota Vanish Into Somalia

Los Angeles Times | Bob Drogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"He wanted to go to Harvard," said his uncle Osman Ahmed. "That was his dream." Instead [Burhan] Hassan has gone to Somalia, the anarchic East Afri...