Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Jul 15, 2015

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is to re-open Saturday, nearly two years after it was attacked by Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels who killed at least 67 people, Kenyan officials said Tuesday. The mall has been extensively refurbished since the devastating four-day siege. The violence erupted on ...

Six Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic State

Apr 21, 2015

Six Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic State

Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The six, whom authorities described as friends who met secretly to plan ...

Apr 2, 2015

At least 15 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack university in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation. Even as security forces cornered the gunmen in a dormitory at ...

Mar 19, 2015

U.S. drone kills Somali militant linked to Kenya mall attack

A drone strike in Somalia last week killed a senior al-Shabab figure linked to the notorious 2013 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The U.S. drone raid on March 12 struck a vehicle carrying Adan Garar, who was ...

North Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

Mar 17, 2015

North Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county on Monday attacked what he called a “hopeless” security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia’s al-Shabab militants. Speaking in the capital Nairobi, Ali Roba said he had survived six attempts on his life ...

Dec 31, 2014

Somalia says U.S. airstrike killed al-Shabab leader

A U.S. airstrike killed the intelligence chief of Somali terror group al-Shabab, Somalia’s intelligence service said Tuesday. Abdishakur is the name of the slain leader, who is also known as Tahlil, a statement from the spy agency said, adding that the operation also killed ...