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  • ** FILE ** Al-Shabab fighters march with their weapons during military exercises on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 11, 2011. (Associated Press)

    2 American women charged with funneling money to al-Qaeda-linked group

    Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.

  • Feds: 2 Texas men arrested on terrorism charges

    Two Central Texas men have been separately accused of trying to plot their entry into conflicts in Syria and Somalia to support terrorists, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Residents barricade a road with burning tires and other roadblocks as they protest against the recent killings and what they claimed was the government's failure to provide them with enough security, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Kenya president blames locals for deadly attacks

    The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility but Kenya's president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths.

  • A man observes the remains of destroyed vehicles and buildings in the town of Mpeketoni, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya Monday, June 16, 2014. Dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked the small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street killing dozens, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)

    Gunmen singled out non-Muslims in Kenya attack

    The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. If the extremists did not like the answer, they opened fire, witnesses said on Monday.

  • Female soldiers join the army ranks in Somalia

    With an AK47 automatic rifle slung over her shoulder, Naeemo Abdi frisks people coming into a Mogadishu police station.

  • Abdulahi Musa, a malnourished five-year-old boy, sits on his mother's lap at Banadir  hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Much of Somalia has seen no or erratic rains in recent months and fighting between African Union forces and the Islamic extremists of al-Shabab is cutting off food shipments to many parts of the country and discouraging farmers from planting - as a result, 50,000 children are severely malnourished, says the aid community. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Hunger in Somalia: Familiar menace could return

    Two-year-old Mohamed Aden has sunken eyes and protruding ribs. A picture of living hunger, Mohamed's fragile posture has been seen many times in Somalia's recent past, and doctors and aid leaders fear the child could be the forefront of a new wave of mass starvation.

  • In this Twitter photo, first lady Michelle Obama pleads for the safe return of more than 200 girls kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria.

    EDITORIAL: Obama's diplomacy by Twitter

    Television displays grief half a world away with the brazen kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by a radical Islamist terrorist organization. The plight of these girls tugs at the heartstrings of parents across the United States.

  • Somali refugees find new homes in Cheyenne

    While Wyoming might be the only state in the country without an official refugee resettlement program, that doesn't mean there aren't former refugees living in the Cowboy State.

  • ADVANCED FOR RELEASE MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 Jaylani Hussein, board member of the American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa, speaks about the history of Somalia on Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Minnesota Daily, Alicia McCann)

    More Twin Cities Somalis returning home

    When the civil war in Somalia broke out more than 20 years ago, Jaylani Hussein and his family were among the first to move to the United States.

  • Teen stowaway desperate to see mother

    He was young, displaced and frustrated, and he wanted nothing more than to reunite with his mother in their native Africa.

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

  • A Somali soldier walks near the wreckage of a car bomb that went off near the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotels. Saturday, March, 15, 2014, A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to park near a hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali Suicide bomber kills self prematurely with accidental explosion

    A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital.

  • North Dakota bank dumps money service businesses

    A North Dakota bank is the latest financial institution in the United States and elsewhere that has decided to close the accounts of companies that transfer or convert money, a trend that has upset Somalis who want to send money home.

  • Somaliland leaders want female genitals to be cut

    The 30 Somali teenagers - both boys and girls - all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut - just not sewn shut.

  • EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT. A Somali soldier, left, walks past the dead bodies of some of the attackers following a militant attack on the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Nine al-Shabab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking the presidential palace with two car bombs on Friday, in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by a "dying animal." President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed, but two government officials were killed, the interior ministry said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    9 attackers dead: Somalia president palace attack

    Nine al-Shabab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking the presidential palace with two car bombs on Friday, in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by a "dying animal."

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