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Somalia

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  • U.S. war on terror focuses on new battlefield: the Internet

    A Woodlawn man watches online videos of Osama bin Laden, posts about jihad on his Facebook page, and — according to federal prosecutors — agrees to a plot to detonate a bomb at a military recruiting center in Catonsville. An Ellicott City...
  • Crisis in the horn of Africa

    Crisis in the horn of Africa
    The world has been slow to react to the growing specter of famine in Somalia, despite repeated warnings by the United Nations and aid organizations that millions of people are at risk. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that nearly 4 million...
  • Laurel man indicted on terrorism charge

    A Laurel man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Craig Benedict Baxam, 24, is accused of trying to travel to Somalia last year to join al-Shabaab, an...
  • Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa

    Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa
    Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...
  • Hearing Dadaab's cries

    Hearing Dadaab's cries
    —As the small plane entered the pattern to land at this town on the eastern edge of Kenya, the view from the window was of miles and miles of scrubby landscape, low trees and bushes almost the same brown color as the sandy earth beneath them. Hardly...
  • Is there room for compassion in the American empire?

    Is there room for compassion in the American empire?
    Beyond the spectacle of the presidential race, the Washington consensus pursues business as usual. This is the season in which I wonder, with an ever-intensifying sense of urgency, what it would take to turn our political system into a democracy. "And...
  • Sometimes, you almost want to feel sorry for Mitt Romney

    Sometimes, you almost want to feel sorry for Mitt Romney
    I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour to three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy -- for months, people have complained that he never says...
  • Al-Qaida after bin Laden

    Al-Qaida after bin Laden
    One year after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs at his safe house in Pakistan, a substantially weakened al-Qaida and its affiliates continue to pose a threat to the West. The Pakistan-based group's leadership has been decimated by drone...
  • Only security hitch is 'uncertain' threat

    The swearing-in came off without a security-related hitch yesterday, but underneath the calm veneer, federal authorities were intensively investigating a report that a group of Somalia-based militants wanted to initiate some kind of inauguration-related...
  • About Sun reporter and blogger David Wood

    David Wood, 62, has been a journalist since 1970, a staff correspondent for Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Newhouse News Service and The Baltimore Sun. He covers military issues, foreign affairs and combat operations, and is a Pulitzer Prize...
  • A day to grieve, take pride

    A day to grieve, take pride
    For Linda Faulstich, it was the song. It came toward the end of the Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens - after the pomp of the colors procession and the somber tributes by dignitaries but before the stark rifle salute and the...
  • Somali terror group kills at least a dozen in bombings

    Somali terror group Al Shabab claimed responsibility for two suicide car bombings that killed at least a dozen civilians Monday south of the capital city of Mogadishu, the first attack since the group’s leader was killed a week earlier by a U.S....