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Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Jul. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people. Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was one of four...

Islamic extremist attack on Somali hotel leaves 26 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist ....

Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10

Jul. 12, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 10 people, including two journalists, were killed in an extremist attack Friday on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali official said. Abdi Ahmed, a local district official, told The Associated Press the death toll may rise as fighting continued inside the Asasey...

Somalia executes 3 over deadly 2017 hotel attack

Jul. 10, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's military says it executed three men convicted of carrying out a deadly attack on a hotel in the capital in 2017. A statement issued by the military said the three were shot dead by a firing squad at a police academy in Mogadishu Wednesday. The men were convicted of...

11 killed, 25 hurt as explosions rock Somalia's capital

Jun. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A pair of explosions rocked Somalia's capital and left 11 people dead, the country's police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 25 people were wounded, Gen. Bashir Abdi Mohamed told reporters in Mogadishu. He said...

Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital

May. 22, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an adviser to the current president. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated...

UN chief: Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism

May. 20, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report. Antonio Guterres said in the report to the U.N. Security Council circulated...