Somalia

 
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Experts say bomb likely ripped hole in plane over Somalia

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A commercial airliner with more than 70 passengers onboard made an emergency landing minutes after takeoff from Somalia when an explosion blew a hole in its…

Midday Roundup: Pro-life activists stare down epic blizzard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rain, sleet, snow, or shine. As a blizzard closed in on Washington, D.C., pro-life activists assembled today for the annual March for Life, a protest against…

Globe Trot: Britain comes closer to cutting EU ties over migrant crisis

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: The possibility of the United Kingdom quitting the European Union has gone up, as Europe struggles with an influx of migrants and Prime Minister David…

Globe Trot: Iran releases Pastor Farshid Fathi in time for Christmas

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Pastor Farshid Fathi has been released after five years in an Iranian jail. The Christian convert was detained as part of Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali…

Kenyan government offers amnesty to al-Shabaab sympathizers

By Moses Wasamu
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Terrorism | NAIROBI, Kenya—Church leaders in Kenya are opposed to a government proposal to grant a blanket amnesty to youths who have joined the terror group al-Shabaab…

Globe Trot: Will the president order anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria?

By Jamie Dean
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International | ISIS: President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tonight in a rare primetime speech, outlining his strategy for confronting the terror group…

Somali youth: We are not terrorists

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | Immigrants living in Kenya say the crackdown on refugees may make the country’s security situation worse

Al-Shabaab militants kill Somali legislators over ‘invasion of Christians’

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Islamic extremists with al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for last week’s killing of two Somali legislators who had voted to accept financial support from…

Overcoming the headlines

By Dorothée Moisan
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Somalia | The Somali-American community in Minneapolis—one of the largest in the West—takes on militancy and bad news from Somalia, even as terrorists work to…

Globe Trot: SEALs win one, lose one in weekend raids in Africa

By Mindy Belz
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International | LIBYA: A top al-Qaeda leader wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa—and central to building al-Qaeda in Libya and North…

Globe Trot: Skewed views of Egyptian turmoil

By Mindy Belz
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International | The media are giving you a skewed perspective of what’s happening in Egypt, according to Ramez Atallah, director of the Egyptian Bible Society: Most…

Globe Trot: FBI admits drones patrol U.S. skies

By Mindy Belz
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International | FBI Director Robert Mueller told a congressional committee his agency uses drones for surveillance on U.S. soil. Mueller said the drone program “is very…

 
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