RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Somalia

A collection of news and information related to Somalia published by this site and its partners.

Top Somalia Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Review: 'Captain Phillips' a gripping game of cat and mouse

    When Paul Greengrass directs a thoroughly dramatic tale based on true events and Tom Hanks takes on the title role, you think you know what to expect. But just you wait — the piercingly realistic "Captain Phillips" will exceed your expectations....
  • Fraught with risk

    The pair of counter-terrorism raids carried out by U.S. special forces in Libya and Somalia over the weekend are a reminder that the war on terrorism continues to be fought on a global stage against enemies who operate largely independently of the...
  • Target of U.S. raid in Somalia said to have planned string of attacks

    WASHINGTON – The target of the failed U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Somalia is a Kenyan militant who has planned a string of foiled terrorist attacks in East Africa and is linked to two of the region’s most notorious Al Qaeda operatives, according to...
  • New SEAL mission: House hostage-takers

     New SEAL mission: House hostage-takers
    Regardless of one's basic political philosophy, the tactics of a minority of House Republicans with respect to the federal budget can only be considered despicable ("As tensions rise, Republicans and Democrats focus on debt ceiling," Oct. 7). In their...
  • NYFF 2013: Can real-life basis boost 'Captain Phillips'?

    NEW YORK--Just before director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks unveiled their new verite thriller "Captain Phillips" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, they made an unusual introduction. "Many of the crew of the Maersk Alabama,"--...
  • Check It Out: The audacity of reading about hope

    Hope inspires us to keep on plugging away and is more than just a wish that something will suddenly change. It is an expectation that things will work out for the best. Hope motivates us to seek active solutions to problems and make positive changes...
  • U.S. delays Miranda rights for captured Al Qaeda operative

    U.S. delays Miranda rights for captured Al Qaeda operative
    WASHINGTON — The Al Qaeda terrorist suspect known as Abu Anas al Liby has the right to remain silent under U.S. law, but none of his American interrogators have told him that yet, U.S. officials say. The 49-year-old Libyan was grabbed by U.S....
  • A rationality shutdown

    In an agony of stupidity, the government shuts down. Only some of it shuts down, of course. The part that stays open is the part that's at war. "Those of you in uniform will remain on your normal duty status," the president said. "The threats to our...
  • 'Captain Phillips': Tom Hanks on 'skinniest, scariest' co-stars

    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-...
  • 'Captain Phillips': For Paul Greengrass, it was personal [video]

    Director and former documentarian Paul Greengrass has consistently demonstrated a knack for fact-based dramas, including "Bloody Sunday," "United 93" and his latest film, "Captain Phillips." The latter film, starring Tom Hanks and based on the real-life...
  • Shabab's brutal warlord sent a message with Kenya mall attack

     Shabab's brutal warlord sent a message with Kenya mall attack
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The Somali warlord who claims responsibility for last month's shopping mall attack in Kenya is a man so ruthless and ambitious that even hardened militants fear him. According to some Islamist fighters in Somalia,...