If you get your news from the headlines, you can be excused for thinking that “Minnesota men” pose a special risk of taking up the terrorist jihad at home and abroad. As the Wall Street Journal reported this past April, for example, “U.S. charges six Minnesota men with trying to join ISIS.”
CHECKING OUT: Customers seeking alternatives to hotels in Mogadishu after attacks
Ahmed has just viewed the third house for rent in a week within the Mogadishu area. Finding a new home is proving more difficult than ever before as there is greater competition for rental properties in the more desirable parts of Mogadishu after hotels have become targets for terrorist’s attacks.
Chinese companies are learning that investing in Africa isn't easy
On the western edge of Lake Victoria in Uganda, 100 miles south of Kampala and an hour or more drive up a progressively narrower dirt track, is the site of what was meant to be one of the biggest Chinese commercial investments in Africa.
Minnesota man gets 4 years' probation in Islamic State case
A Minnesota man who admitted sending an angry tweet threatening U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was sentenced Monday to four years of probation with a long list of conditions meant to keep him out of trouble.
Ban appoints veteran British political, peacebuilding adviser to head UN assistance mission in Somalia
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his new Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
Americans are registering heightened concerns over possible terrorist threats after the deadly Islamic State (IS) attacks in Paris. New polling data from ABC News and the Washington Post newspaper show an electorate increasingly focused on security issues.