Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia
The administration’s move to stretch a 2001 war authorization will strengthen Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Somali militants, and has drawn objections from some experts.
The Refugee Camp She Once Called Home
A sister returns after more than a decade.
U.S. Policy Prevents Women Who Are Raped By ISIS From Accessing Abortion
It’s time to repeal the Helms Amendment.
‘I’m Scared These Men Will Kill Everyone’: ISIS Takes a Somalia Town
Dozens of men with machine guns and rifles marched into the town of Qandala, residents and officials said, opening another front in the battle between ISIS and the Shabab.
Freed Sailors Recount Years of Torture at the Hands of Somali Pirates
The crew members, released after four and a half years in captivity, recalled how they were beaten with poles and ate rats to survive in the desert.
26 Asian Sailors Released After Ransom, Somali Pirate Says
The pirate said $1.5 million had been paid for the release of the sailors, seized in 2012 and among the few hostages still in the hands of Somali pirates.
Refugees Need a Nation’s Better Angels
In a time of fear about migrants, it’s worth remembering that finding and resettling the world’s neediest refugees is an American tradition.
In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War
With lessons from the “Black Hawk Down” battle of 1993, the Obama administration has intensified America’s military role in the past year.
After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of ‘The Darkness’
The United States subjected Suleiman Abdullah Salim to harsh tactics in a secret prison and held him without charge for years. He was found not to be a terrorist threat, but he pays a deep price to this day.
Truck Bomb Kills 15 in Somalia; Shabab Claim Responsibility
A truck loaded with explosives blew up outside of a popular hotel in Mogadishu where government officials were meeting.
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