Terror suspect in burqa gives U.K. police the slip

Nov 5, 2013

Terror suspect in burqa gives U.K. police the slip

The British government defended its terrorism prevention measures on Monday after a Somali-born suspect escaped surveillance by putting on a burqa during a visit to a mosque. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, who was subject to an order restricting his movements, entered a mosque in ...

Oct 7, 2013

With twin attacks, Obama renews doctrine of limited force

By ordering risky raids against Islamic extremists in Somalia and Libya, U.S. President Barack Obama has shown a renewed readiness to use force while trying to keep the scope limited. The twin commando operations in the lawless African states came even while the U.S. ...

Warlord behind Kenya attack has global ambitions

Sep 26, 2013

Warlord behind Kenya attack has global ambitions

by Sudarsan Raghavan

The alleged Somali mastermind of the assault on a posh mall that killed scores and jolted Kenya is a man of contradictions. Ahmed Godane is bookish, eloquent in both Arabic and Somali, recites poetry and is known to quote from obscure academic journals, analysts ...

Searchers comb Kenya mall for dead

Sep 25, 2013

Searchers comb Kenya mall for dead

Kenyan troops and rescue workers scour the wreckage of a Nairobi shopping mall for bodies and booby traps after a four-day siege by Islamist gunmen.

| Sep 25, 2013

Nairobi mall visit becomes a trip to hell

“You’re a very bad man,” a brave 4-year-old British boy told one of the Islamist gunmen in the bloody siege of a Nairobi mall, one of the many poignant tales emerging from the attacks that have horrified the world. It was a Saturday and ...

Sep 25, 2013

Dozens of young American jihadists recruited by al-Shabab

Dozens of Americans have been lured away from comfortable homes to join Somalia’s al-Shabab insurgents, the Islamist group behind the bloody attack on a Kenyan mall. While the FBI said Tuesday it has not yet been able to confirm reports that two or three ...

Al-Shabab nimbler under new leader

| Sep 24, 2013

Al-Shabab nimbler under new leader

by Franz Wild and Sarah Mcgregor

The attack that killed 69 people in a Kenyan shopping mall over the weekend was the first regional operation undertaken by the new leadership of Somalia’s al-Shabab militants following a bloody power struggle. After months of pressure from African troops against the al-Qaida-linked group ...