Court won't rehear appeal from Oregon car-bomb plot
PORTLAND, ORE. - A federal appellate court won't rehear an appeal from Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali American sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb downtown Portland, Oregon, during the annual lighting of a Christmas tree.
Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food
Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups.
EU Naval investigates reports on Somali pirates seizing ship
The European Union Naval Force has sent a maritime patrol aircraft to the coast of Somalia to investigate reports that Somali pirates have seized a commercial vessel, a spokeswoman for the force said Tuesday.