Two Minnesotans charged with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger today announced a criminal complaint charging ABDI NUR, 20, and ABDULLAHI YUSUF, 18, with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). NUR is additionally charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. YUSUF is expected to make an initial appearance at 2:00 p.m. today before Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron in United States District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and start 16 days of activism to end gender violence. Living and working in Somalia, I see firsthand how desperately important this issue is.
Somalia: Mujahedeen are safe and didn’t face any Kenyan attack, Al-Shabab
Somalia’s rebel group, al-Shabab, has refuted claims by Kenya that more than 100 of its militants were killed after a raid on its hideouts. Al-Shabab stated that the Kenyan government was trying to mask its failure to protect its citizens after an attack on a bus in the town of Mandera left 28 passengers dead. Kenya has often accused al-Shahab for the series of attacks on its territory including the September 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi which killed 77 people.
Kenyan shilling nears 3-year low after attacks, shares fall
Kenya's shilling weakened to close near three-year lows on Monday after Islamist militants ambushed a bus and killed 28 people near the Somali border at the weekend, threatening the country's ailing tourism industry.
No-confidence motion sparks parliamentary row in Somalia
A session of the Somali parliament ended abruptly on Monday following the distribution of a proposed motion to withdraw confidence from the government, which caused a row between rival MPs, according to parliamentary sources.
To fend off terror recruiting, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger unveils Somali community effort
In an effort to parry terrorist recruitment of Twin Cities Somali youth, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota said Monday that he will lobby White House officials to create jobs and expand youth programs that combat the root causes of extremism.