Friday, June 22, 2018

9 Somali men in Minnesota sentenced this week on terrorism charges

Six men in Minnesota's large Somali community have been sentenced this week for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq...

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escapes jail

Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or "Shorty", has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials...

Shabaab gains in Somalia due to ‘lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations’

The US State Department said that al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa has prospered over the past year “due largely to lapses in offensive...

Washington’s chicken-and-egg war in Somalia

Somalia is, for most Americans, known only as the location of the disastrous 1993 Battle of Mogadishu depicted in 2002's Black Hawk Down. But the...

Israeli jet downing ratchets up tensions in Syrian conflict

The Syrian conflagration was exacerbated Saturday with the crashing of an Israeli fighter jet amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire, marking the first time Israel has...

KDF troops begin gradual withdrawal from war-torn Somalia after UN vote

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are scheduled to withdraw from Somalia in two years according to timelines drawn by the United Nations Security Council. The...

WHY IS TRUMP SENDING MORE U.S. TROOPS TO SOMALIA?

The last deployment of regular U.S. troops to Somalia led to an incident that sparked widespread horror. Somali militiamen shot down two U.S. Black Hawk...

Somalia Seeks US Help, Says Shabab Militants Plot to Supply Uranium to Iran

The Somali government has asked the United States to provide "immediate military assistance" because it says al-Shabab militants are plotting to supply uranium to...

Questions surround prison death of Iranian-Canadian environmentalist

Questions surrounded the death of a prominent Iranian-Canadian environmentalist on Sunday after authorities claimed he committed suicide in prison a fortnight after his arrest. Iran's...

Terrorism Suspected in Reported Attack on French Factory

The authorities swarmed a factory outside Lyon, France, on Friday after a man reportedly carrying an Islamic State flag attacked the site, news reports...

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INVESTORS ARE HELPING PUT SOMALILAND ON THE MAP

A disputed part of a war-torn nation is holding out promise for the Horn of Africa. Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set...

Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of...

Special Arrangement with Somaliland A Symbol of Depoliticized Aid Relations – Partners Tell Mogadishu

International partners supporting Somalia and Somaliland on a number of reconstruction, security, and governance programmes in Somalia, and on development and democratization processes, among...