| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:48 AM
BLAST HEARD NEAR PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN SOMALI CAPITAL
MOGADISHU, FOLLOWED BY GUNFIRE - WITNESSES
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:18 AM
* Islamists still control tracts of territory in south
* Al Shabaab expelled from Mogadishu in 2011
* Attacks in Mogadishu and Kenya show rebel reach
By Edmund Blair
NAIROBI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A military offensive led by an
| Jan 30, 2014
Americans have always treasured the freedom to pick up and go anywhere they please. Our forebears had to travel to get here, often had to travel more after they arrived and sometimes moved on to uncharted territories out West only to return East. No one...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
SAN DIEGO - A cabdriver from Anaheim on Friday became the 4th Somali national to be sentenced to prison for providing money and other support to a terrorist group in their native country.
Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud, 38, was sentenced to six years in...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:50 AM
* Grant has ties to al Shabaab militants, police say
* Police expert tells court computer files advocate jihad
* Grant denies charge of plotting attack
By Joseph Akwiri
MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 18 (Reuters) - British national Jermaine
Grant, on trial in...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It may not be factual, but it's truthful.
It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate.
But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military secretly sent a small team of advisors to Somalia last month to assist with operations against militants, the first time U.S. troops have been stationed there since two helicopters were shot down and 18 American...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Actors who portrayed men driven by desperation, greed, hate and opportunism received Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor Thursday in an intense spectrum of films that ranged from exposing Wall Street’s financial sins to the battle...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
When Tom Hanks first encountered his "Captain Phillips" co-stars Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali and Barkhad Abdirahman, he didn't get to shake their hands or exchange pleasantries; instead, he found himself staring down the barrels of their AK-...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- What's the point of intervening in a foreign country under the guise of humanitarianism, or sending aid, if you're just going to end up importing its citizens en masse anyway? Isn't the whole idea to shape up the place so that its people can...