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Somalia

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  • 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...
  • Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

    NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
  • 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...
  • 'Extreme abuses' drive Doctors Without Borders out of Somalia

    'Extreme abuses' drive Doctors Without Borders out of Somalia
    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...
  • Elizabeth Strout on 'The Burgess Boys'

    Elizabeth Strout on 'The Burgess Boys'
    In 2009, Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in sublime stories about the life of an imperious but nuanced Maine schoolteacher. In her new novel, “The Burgess Boys,” Strout...
  • Review: "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout

    No one has ever really talked about the accident. Not Jim, the oldest of the Burgess kids, or either of the twins — sweet Bob and tense, stoic Susan. Not even their mother, who raised them after that freak accident, which took her young husband's...
  • Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival

    Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival
    “Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival. Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...
  • Film Review: 'Captain Phillips'

    Four years after it made headlines, the harrowing ordeal of commercial shipping captain Richard Phillips gets the bigscreen treatment care of verite specialist Paul Greengrass in "Captain Phillips." The result is a kinetic docudrama that always...
  • Four Somali nationals convicted in San Diego of terrorist ties

     
    Four Somali nationals, including an imam at a local mosque, were convicted Friday in San Diego federal court of providing money and other support to a terrorist group in their native country. After a three-week trial, a jury deliberated for......
  • Kenyan military assaults last main base of Somali Al Qaeda-tied rebels

     
    Kenyan military assaults Kismayo, the last main base of Somali rebels: Kenyan defence forces launched an overnight beach attack on Kismayo, the last main stronghold of the Al Qaeda linked Somali rebels, Al Shabab, landing forces and taking control of...