Posts Tagged ‘Somalia’
Sharif Ahmed, Somalia’s president, has said his country is being “invaded” by foreign fighters who are joining armed groups in their attempt to overthrow the government. Al-Shabab, one such armed group, reportedly has up to 1,000 foreign fighters in its ranks. Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports. (2:28):
1 May 09 | VOA News
The latest annual report by the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »
8 Apr 09 | NYT
Pirates commandeered a United States-flagged container ship with 20 American crew members off the coast of Somalia on Wednesday, in what appeared to be the first time a ship with an American crew had been seized by pirates in the area. There were conflicting reports about who was in control of the ship hours after it was seized.