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  • Joel Brinkley: Resilient al-Qaeda has metastasized

    Only a few months have passed since President Obama last boasted that al-Qaeda is on "the path to defeat." But then, just a few days ago, his State Department issued what it called a "worldwide caution" on "the continuing threat of terrorist actions...
  • Four killed in Kenyan riots after slaying of Islamic cleric

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four people were killed and a Christian church was burned in riots in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Friday that followed the killing of a Muslim cleric the previous night. The Kenya Red Cross Society said seven other people...
  • Why would Somali militants attack a Kenyan shopping mall?

    Shabab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali militant group claiming responsibility for a deadly assault Saturday on an upscale Nairobi shopping mall, has been implicated in a string of attacks in Kenya in recent years. The group has been issuing threats...
  • Four gunmen named in attack on mall in Kenya

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenyan security officials Saturday named four of the terrorists who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago and released CCTV footage of four gunmen walking calmly through the mall, talking on cellphones and carrying...
  • U.S. forces carry out raids in Somalia and Libya targeting terror suspects

    WASHINGTON -- Navy SEALs carried out a predawn raid Saturday against a suspected Shabab leader in Somalia who is believed to have planned the group's deadly attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, two U.S. officials said. Also Saturday, a...
  • U.S. targets Al Qaeda, Shabab leaders in Libya, Somalia

    WASHINGTON — U.S. forces conducted raids in Somalia and Libya on Saturday targeting suspected militant leaders, including one tied to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa. In an unusual operation in Tripoli, the Libyan capital,...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups

    In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an...
  • Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'

    Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'
    For Paul Greengrass, the journey of "Captain Phillips" took him through unfamiliar waters in which he had to make himself at home. "For some reason with this one, I took a few days to find my way," the director says. "I remember feeling I was a bit...
  • Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions

    Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions
    The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
  • SAG Awards 2014 nominations: Supporting actor field includes novice

    SAG Awards 2014 nominations: Supporting actor field includes novice
    Barkhad Abdi had never acted before, but his portrayal of a Somali pirate in "Captain Phillips," which on Wednesday earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination for supporting actor, was drawn from his years living in the dangerous Horn of Africa, where...
  • SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, leads noms

    Five black actors, ranging from a television superstar to a Somali-born newcomer, have earned Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for their film performances, a reflection of an especially strong year for movies featuring actors of color. The movie...