Struggling Minneapolis man, facing child support, goes to Syria to fight for Islamic State
MINNEAPOLIS - Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet.
After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children including one less than a year old.
'Osama closely followed 26/11, Headley trial in US'
He may or may not have initiated it, but Osama bin Laden showed a great deal of interest in the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack launched by Pakistani proxies. A collection of books and documents that were recovered from the Al Qaeda supremo's Abbottabad hideout that were released by U.S intelligence on Wednesday shows bin Laden kept track of U.S prosecution of David Headley and his associates who helped the ISI plan the attack.
A Mason Fellow in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Dayib was born in Kenya, the daughter of uneducated Somali parents. Her father, a truck driver, and her mother, a nomad, had left Somalia to start their new life together in neighboring Kenya.
U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an Iranian cargo ship that is flanked by two warships and heading toward a Yemen port, reportedly carrying humanitarian supplies for the war-wracked nation.
One of the most senior figures to defect from Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab has urged his former colleagues to stop targeting civilians and to begin negotiations with the Somali government.
Two missing Kenyan girls claim they've joined Islamist group in Syria
Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria. If true, the youths will become the first confirmed cases of Kenyans who have joined the ISIS.