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Somali forces raid al-Shabaab, Islamic State bases

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A Somali commando unit on Wednesday killed at least 15 suspected Islamist fighters in its second crackdown in two days on al-Shabaab bases. The military…

Kenya plans to close refugee camps over terror fears

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | International aid groups are blasting the Kenyan government for planning to shut down two refugee camps, including one of the world’s largest, without an…

Hundreds of African migrants drown journeying to Europe

By Onize Ohikere
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Refugees | Hundreds of African migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to illegally cross to Europe, according to reports from Somalia.  The…

Al-Shabaab claims car bomb attack in Somali capital

By Onize Ohikere
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Somalia | Al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, that killed at least five people earlier today. The attack…

Islamic militants attack hotel in Somalia

By Leigh Jones
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Terrorism | The Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for an attack in the country’s capital today that left at least 14 dead and many others…

Kenya attacks al-Shabaab from the air, high-level terrorist reported dead

By Onize Ohikere
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Somalia | The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab could face a major setback after an airstrike killed its head of intelligence, according to Kenyan military…

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…

 
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