The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.
FBI’s Seattle Somali community outreach programs targeted for spying
An FBI community outreach program in Seattle received orders to gather intelligence on the Somali community, according to reports released this week by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis.
Somali Terror Suspect's Light Sentence Raises Questions
When federal agents stopped 18-year-old Abdullahi Yusuf at the Minneapolis airport last May he had a ticket to Istanbul, Turkey. The Somali-American teen had gotten a passport just a few weeks earlier. He hadn’t told his father where he was going. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation believed he wanted to join terrorist fighters battling the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.
ADDIS ABABA: The African Union starts today the fast-tracking of the ratification of a protocol that will vest the continent's international criminal jurisdiction on a regional court, as the push for Africa's mass withdrawal from the Rome Statute gains momentum.
Ten Somali Artists & Entertainers To Watch In 2015
Somali growth, innovation and artistry is, for the most part, only championed by other Somalis, which is why hashtags like #SomaliDiversity and #EastAfricanFeminism have gained a lot of traction in the last few months. Whether or not it’s publicized, Somalis outside of Somalia are a diaspora to be reckoned with: they’re artists, thought leaders,
Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation
Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.
Minneapolis FBI refused to use Somali outreach for spying
The FBI directed its agents in Minneapolis and five other U.S. cities in 2009 to use community outreach with Somali groups as cover to gather intelligence on terrorist recruiting efforts and on individuals who would likely be vulnerable to being radicalized, according to a newly released memo that outlines the secretive operation.
Spurred by the recent defection by high-ranking Al-Shabab commanders, Somalia's president called for more defections by disgruntled militants still fighting alongside the group which is fighting to topple the western backed government.