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Somalia

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  • U.S. military secretly sent small team of advisors to Somalia

    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...
  • 7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group

    7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group
    A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a...
  • Rachel Marsden: Syrian refugee plan poses security risks

    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...
  • U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills suspected militant, officials say

    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...
  • Sundance: Sex, Science and the Comedy of Discomfort

    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...
  • Judge allows no-fly list challenge to proceed

    A federal judge in Virginia allowed a legal challenge to the no-fly list to continue Wednesday, siding with a U.S. citizen who was not permitted to fly home from Kuwait for four days in 2011. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga allowed the lawsuit...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
  • Directors on Their Teams: Paul Greengrass on 'Captain Phillips'

    Paul Greengrass was nominated for a Golden Globe Thursday morning for his direction of "Captain Phillips," which also earned noms as best film and for the two actors, Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. Here, Greengrass talks about casting the Somali actor,...
  • Golden Globes: Jared Leto, Daniel Bruhl get supporting actor nods

    Fact-based dramas dominated the Golden Globes nominations for supporting actor, claiming all five slots with Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club," Daniel Bruhl for "Rush," Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips," Michael Fassbender for "12 Years a Slave" and ...
  • 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...
  • 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...