Kenyan governors build confidence to secure tipoffs on Islamists
Governors of Kenyan regions near the border with Somalia say they are encouraging new ways for residents who do not trust the police to report local Islamist cells and sympathizers, shifting strategy since the deadly Garissa university attack this month.
Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife
Somalia's prime minister warned Thursday that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and Al-Qaeda militants are eager for support.
Judge Orders Minnesota Men to Remain Held in Terrorism Case
Attorneys for four Minnesota men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group questioned the government's use of a paid informant, and argued Thursday that the case against their clients is slim.
Somaliland: Activist Who Decried Executions Detained
Somaliland authorities on April 18, 2015, detained a prominent human rights activist, apparently for criticizing the government’s execution of six prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Guleid Ahmed Jama after he made statements on the radio denouncing the executions, the first in Somaliland in nearly a decade. The authorities should immediately release him and drop the charges against him.
UAE's 'Green Sheikh' seeks to build legacy for Calgary restaurateur Marco Abdi
A member of one of the ruling royal families in the United Arab Emirates wants to build a legacy for the late Marco Abdi, the owner of the Italian La Brezza restaurant in Bridgeland who died of lung cancer in February.