| 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 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film "Captain Phillips," Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.
According to police,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood loves a Cinderella story, and few have ever fit that shoe better than Barkhad Abdi. The actor, who played Somali pirate leader Muse in the Paul Greengrass film "Captain Phillips" to great acclaim, was born in Mogadishu. He recalls an idyllic...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Producer-directors Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta, both with impressive credits in features and docus, team up for "Last Hijack," a semi-animated "nonfiction narrative" that reps a rare cinematic attempt to deal with Somali piracy from a pirate's side...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:03 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A suicide car bomber attacked the Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu on Friday, triggering a massive explosion, before about 10 heavily armed gunmen jumped out of two more vehicles and opened fire.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nine militants and two Somali government officials were killed when an Al Qaeda-linked terror group attacked the presidential compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Friday.
President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, whose...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Horrified by the 20 years of civil war that devolved into lawlessness in her homeland, entrepreneur and supermodel Iman wanted to do something for her countrymen.
"It was a clan-based country, not tribal. Everyone was related to each other, one language,...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. carried out a missile strike in southern Somalia on Sunday that is believed to have killed a militant leader linked to Al Qaeda, officials said.
The airstrike in a remote area near the town of Barawe was aimed at a leader of the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SCOTT FOUNDAS: They say dogs come to resemble their owners (or vice versa), but if you hang around a film festival long enough, do you start to resemble the movies? That thought crossed my mind on Sundance's final Sunday, when, as I was leaving a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:30 PM
One of the few relief organizations to tough out more than two decades of civil war, famine and chaos, Doctors Without Borders announced Wednesday that it is closing all operations in Somalia because of "extreme abuses" by armed factions and government...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Barkhad Abdi is used to finding his way in strange new places: At age 7, he moved with his family from war-torn Somalia to Yemen, where he learned Arabic on the soccer field. At 14, he moved to Minneapolis and learned English from Jay-Z songs and...