Tag: Somalia

Car Bombers in Somalia Hit U.S. and European Military Bases

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Car bombers attacked United States and European military targets in Somalia on Monday morning, officials said, and the Islamist extremist group known as the Shabab claimed responsibility for at least one of the assaults. The first attack was on the Belidogle airstrip in the Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. The United […]

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Shock Corridor

As reports exposing the shockingly brutal conditions at immigrant detention centers have drawn comparisons to ethnic detention compounds under authoritarian regimes, it becomes ever more pressing for the country’s vast immigration bureaucracy to lean on whatever prestige it can muster at the height of the Trump border crackdown. And like everything else connected with this […]

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Mogadishu Mayor Dies of Injuries From Suicide Bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The mayor of Mogadishu has died after being badly wounded in a suicide bombing by Al Shabab in his offices last week, Somalia’s government said on Thursday. Six of his colleagues were also killed in the attack, and nine members of his staff wounded. Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman had been airlifted to […]

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Sen. Rand Paul Offers to Buy Rep. Ilhan Omar a Plane Ticket Back to Somalia

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Republican Rand Paul is Kentucky’s junior senator, which is kind of like starting on a JV squad. He’s a scout team member who is not really ready for primetime. He sits at the kids’ table during Thanksgiving and yet, despite that, Paul is still in the running to become Trump’s […]

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With Guns, Cash and Terrorism, Gulf States Vie for Power in Somalia

When a small car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the bustling port city of Bosaso in northern Somalia, local news reports chalked it up to Islamist militants retaliating for American airstrikes. At least eight people were wounded, and a local affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The attack, however, may have also been […]

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She Moved Back to Tell Her Homeland’s Story, Then Fell Prey to the Unsparing Narrative of Terrorism

She grew up in Canada, but like many children of immigrants, dreamed of reclaiming her heritage. So Hodan Nalayeh, a journalist, founded an online show, Integration TV, to chronicle life in her country of birth, Somalia and in the Somalian diaspora. Then in December, she moved back there, newly married. Ms. Nalayeh’s reporting steered clear […]

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At Least 26 Dead in Somalia Hotel Attack Claimed by Shabab

Somali forces ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo on Saturday morning, but the death toll has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners, officials said. Those killed include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans, one Canadian and one Briton, said Ahmed Madobe, […]

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Could This Be the End of Frankincense?

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have revered the sweet aroma of frankincense. In Ancient Egypt, embalmers stuffed it inside the bodies and tombs of pharaohs and queens and its ashes were ground into eyeliner. Religious texts say rabbis burned it as offerings in Jerusalem’s temples, the three biblical Magi gifted it to […]

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Ex-Lyft and Uber Driver in Virginia Was Responsible for Torture in Somalia in ’80s, Jury Finds

In the summer of 2017, dozens of Lyft passengers in Northern Virginia were sent a driver named Yusuf Abdi Ali. He had a high rating on the ride-hailing app, and had made at least 76 trips as a Lyft driver until last September, the company said. But Mr. Ali, who also drove for Uber, had […]

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