WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says a U.S. drone strike on Saturday struck a training camp for al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia who were preparing to launch a large-scale attack, likely against African or U.S. personnel.
By Associated Press
Donald Trump won't be dissuaded from saying what he thinks simply because Islamic extremists use his words to recruit Muslims to their cause.
By Michael D. Regan
As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to face criticism for calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States less than a month ago, a group with links to the Islamic militant group al-Shabab has released a recruitment…
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is unveiling her plan to strengthen the nation's defenses against terrorism with a speech in Minnesota, a state that has wrestled with recruiting for extremist groups for years.
Dadaab in Kenya is the world’s largest refugee camp. With more than 350,000 people -- the population of New Orleans proper -- it’s more like a little city.
By P. J. Tobia
Experts say the African elephant could be extinct within a decade. Between 2010 and 2012 alone, 100,000 African elephants were poached -- killed for their tusks. That's a dead elephant every 15 minutes, much faster than the animals can reproduce.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press and Andrew Harnik, Associated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the…
In our news wrap Monday, Kenya’s military launched airstrikes on al-Shabab camps in Somalia for a second day. Meanwhile, Muslim political leaders in Kenya denounced the militant group. Also, about 1,800 people were trapped by Islamic State forces in a…
Gunmen with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group stormed Garissa University College in eastern Kenya on Thursday, taking an unknown number of hostages from the dormitories and reportedly killing dozens.
By Larisa Epatko
President Obama has nominated Katherine Dhanani, a long-time diplomat with a specialty in African affairs, to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia since 1991.
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