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Stories with place: Somalia
  • British man charged with trying to join al-Shabab in Somalia 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:34 am

    LONDON - A British man has been charged with making plans to travel to Somalia to link up with Islamic extremists there.

  • Experts: EU plan to tackle migrant trafficking is dangerous story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 1:19 pm

    BRUSSELS - Experts say the European Union's plan to disrupt the business of human traffickers and destroy their boats in the Mediterranean is a short-term deterrent that is likely to be dangerous, costly and tough to implement.

  • UN: Yemen crisis could open jihadist path through Somalia 
    Updated: May-18-15 8:05 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report that the crisis in Yemen could open a corridor for jihadist movements through Somalia, which is located just across the Gulf of Aden.

  • Iran state TV: 14 sailors kidnapped by al-Shabab in Somalia 
    Updated: May-13-15 2:50 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state television is reporting 14 crew members from a fishing boat have been kidnapped by the Islamic militant group al-Shabab off the coast of Somalia.

  • Somali militants detain foreigners on fishing vessel 
    Updated: May-13-15 12:36 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Islamic extremists have detained foreign sailors, who may be Iranian, and seized their fishing vessel that washed up on the Somali shore, according to residents of a central Somali coastal town.

  • US court hears dispute over 5 Somali pirates' sentences 
    Updated: May-13-15 12:14 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a judge overstepped his authority when he imposed less than the mandatory life prison term for five Somali pirates whose mistaken attack on a Navy ship left one of their own dead but caused no harm to any of the sailors.

  • 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.

  • Obama's pick to be US ambassador to Somalia withdraws 
    Updated: May-11-15 4:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability.

  • 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.

  • Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:31 am

    DJIBOUTI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.

  • 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.

  • South Sudan ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child 
    Updated: May-04-15 10:49 am

    UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international human rights treaty meant to protect children's rights to health, education and freedom from discrimination.