Fugitive on U.S. most-wanted terror list held by Somalia
A Northern Virginia man who fled the United States more than two years ago and was recently placed on the FBI's “Most Wanted Terrorists” list is in the custody of the Somali government, American officials said.
There is more to Somalia than war, looting and piracy. I grew up in an area that hosts one of the largest Somali communities in the country. I used to enjoy going to “Somali Town” near Sea-Tac airport for an espresso and chat. The coffee was always better than Starbucks and the conversations enlightening.
Al Franken Joins 52 Other Democrats Who Will Skip Netanyahu Speech
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has joined eleven more Democrats in announcing that they won’t be attending Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. The total of Democrats who are not attending the speech has jumped to 53.
Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court
A city judge in Georgia has in the past eight days barred two Muslim women wearing Islamic headscarves from entering his courtroom, jailing one, and prompting an inquiry from the civil rights office at the US department of justice.
Somali hotel attack victims airlifted to Dubai for treatment
More than 10 people who were injured in a bomb attack at a hotel in Mogadishu have been flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for specialized treatment since local hospitals do not have the capacity, health minister said Sunday.
My first reaction to the news that the government intends to construct a wall between Kenya and Somalia was only excitement. I had personally contemplated this as a possible solution to the menace of illegal immigrants crossing from the war-torn nation. And indeed, Lamu Governor Issa Timamy is reported to be in full support of the proposed wall. Of course the wall, whose construction is expected to be complete before the end of the year, is hoped to curb the infiltration of the Somalia based terrorists – a welcome thought indeed.
Avant-Garde has Defence Ministry clearance to provide security to ships against Somali Pirates
Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa said that Avant-Garde has full permission and the clearance from the Ministry of Defence to provide security to ships against Somali pirates. Defence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has also said that this private security firm has all the licenses to operate such a facility.