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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Harakat Al-Shabaab Mujahideen
The microblogging service Twitter has suspended the account of the al Qaeda-linked Somali militia known as al Shabab.
The Obama administration on Thursday officially recognized the government of Somalia, opening formal diplomatic ties between Washington and Mogadishu for the first time since 1991.
Soldiers manning a checkpoint in northern Nigeria fatally shot two ranking members of a radical Islamist sect responsible for hundreds of killings this year alone, a military official said Monday.
Ethiopia's long-ruling prime minister, Meles Zenawi, a strong U.S. ally in the war on terrorism in the Horn of Africa, died this week of an undisclosed illness after having not been seen in public for nearly two months, Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday.
The head of the New York FBI office and the highest-ranking female U.S. law enforcement officer in the field is retiring this month after 25 years of service with the bureau.
The al Qaeda-linked Somali Islamic militia al Shabab has reshuffled its leadership, which might spark infighting, according to a website that monitors the war-torn country in the Horn of Africa.
Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona was restrained by security staff as he confronted opposition fans in the stands after his team's latest match, angry at threats directed toward players' wives and girlfriends.
An al Qaeda North African affiliate group likely trained the terrorists who carried out the deadly suicide attack on the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria.
Osama bin Laden's death Sunday in a million-dollar mansion in Pakistan at the hands of U.S. special operations forces punctured the mythology of a revolutionary leader sacrificing creature comforts for the good of jihad, American officials said Monday as the world digested the demise of its most notorious terrorist leader.
Sen. Joe Manchin III says he will forgo his taxpayer-funded salary should the government be forced to shut down, and he urged the rest of Congress — and President Obama — to do the same.
Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab rebels are seen as lacking the numbers and unity of purpose to carry out a threat by one of their leaders to attack the United States on its own territory.
Moving to better protect Somalia's weak, U.N.-backed government from armed opposition groups, the Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday to increase the peacekeeping force there by 50 percent, from 8,000 to 12,000 troops.
Prosecutors dismissed charges of reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter against a Southern California woman who blamed her deadly Lexus crash on a mechanical malfunction.
Dutch police on Sunday arrested a British man of Somali ancestry at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for possible links to a terrorist group, a spokesman for the Dutch prosecutors said.
A suicide car bomber exploded at the gate to Mogadishu's airport Thursday, and suicide bombers in a second vehicle rushed toward the terminal before exploding themselves short of their goal, officials said. Up to 14 people were killed, including five attackers.
U.S. officials monitoring al-Shabab say they have clamped down significantly on the organization's finances and that as a result the group is pursuing a variety of other revenue streams.
He added that Nabhan may be a relative of Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, the target of the 2009 Navy SEALs raid in Barawe.