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Stories with place: Kenya
  • Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:34 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry.

  • Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 1:34 pm

    NEW YORK - By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them - or why.

  • Bin Laden top aide faces sentencing in embassy bombing case 
    Updated: May-14-15 1:57 pm

    NEW YORK - Defense lawyers are urging a federal judge to sentence a former top aide to Osama bin Laden to less than life in prison for his conviction in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa while prosecutors are calling for a life term, saying he has "grossly miscast himself as an opponent of violence."

  • World 1,500 meter champ Kiprop 'offended' by doping link 
    Updated: May-13-15 3:10 pm

    DOHA, Qatar - Two-time 1,500-meter world champion Asbel Kiprop said Wednesday he feels personally offended by his name being linked in the media with doping after Kenya's athletics federation suspended the management company that represents him.

  • 3 al-Shabab recruits plead guilty to US terror charges 
    Updated: May-12-15 2:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Three Somalia-born men pleaded guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges they were members of the al-Qaida offshoot that has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in East Africa, including those on an upscale shopping mall and college in Kenya.

  • Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks 
    Updated: May-06-15 2:37 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday.

  • Kenya won't host Somalia over fears players won't go home 
    Updated: May-06-15 12:38 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - An official with Kenya's football federation says it declined to host an Olympic qualifying game between Somalia and Rwanda over fears the Somali players would refuse to return home.

  • 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.

  • Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen 
    Updated: May-04-15 6:44 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders 
    Updated: May-04-15 12:34 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.

  • Kenya's Kandie wins Prague international marathon 
    Updated: May-03-15 6:30 am

    PRAGUE - Felix Kipchirchir Kandie of Kenya won the Prague International Marathon on Sunday while Yebrgual Melese of Ethiopia claimed the women's race.

  • US seeks to compensate victims of Sudan, Iran and Cuba 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:34 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries.

  • Clintons: Create equal opportunities for girls in education story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 12:07 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during a tour of Africa on Friday with his daughter, called for equal opportunities for girls in education.

  • Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 3:35 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country's gay people.

  • Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-15 1:50 pm

    LONDON - Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang.

  • 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.

  • 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.