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Stories with organization: Al-Shabaab
  • Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 1:08 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.

  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.

  • Brother: Kenyan man in plot against president mentally ill 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 4:03 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A man arrested for allegedly being involved in an extremist plot to attack President Uhuru Kenyatta's rural home is mentally ill, his brother said Thursday.

  • Minnesota mother shocked that 2 sons face terror charges story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 8:34 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Adnan Abdihamid Farah's parents took his passport away last year when it came in the mail, and his mother would later tell authorities she feared her son would "disappear."

  • Kenya: 9 security chiefs suspended over al-Shabab attack 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 11:10 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa have been suspended during a probe to determine if they failed to stop an extremist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died, Kenya's interior minister has said.

  • Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-15 5:06 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali's education ministry on Tuesday left 17 people dead, including seven attackers, a government spokesman said.

  • UN urges Kenya to reconsider demand to shut refugee camp 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 10:40 am

    BERLIN - The United Nations' refugee agency urged Kenya on Tuesday to reconsider its demand for the closure of a vast camp for Somali refugees within three months.