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Somalia: 8 killed in suicide blast near President's residence

al-Qaida linked Al Shabaab terror group took responsibility for the bombing a few street blocks from the President's palace.

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US drone strike kills 150 Al Shabaab in Somalia

US spokesman says strike hit a training camp where a ‘large-scale’ attack was being planned.

US drone strike kills 150 Al Shabaab in Somalia

Breaking: Terror attack in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab gunmen attack a seafront restaurant and cafe in the Somali capital.

Breaking: Terror attack in Mogadishu

Al Qaeda Backs Arab Terror Campaign against Israel

Somalia's Al Shabaab terrorist group 'applauds' attack against Israelis, calls on Muslims to target 'every Jew on the face of this earth.'

Al Qaeda Endorses Palestinian Terror Campaign against 'The Jews'

Al Qaeda Affiliate Strikes African Union Base

Al Shabaab launches car bomb followed by hours-long gun battle against peacekeepers, claims it killed 35 soldiers.

Al Qaeda Affiliate Strikes African Union Base in Somalia

Al Qaeda in Somalia Strengthened by Yemen Exodus

600 Al Qaeda terrorists flee Yemen war for former stronghold of Somalia, while Kerry offers aid without specifying details.

Al Qaeda's Somali Hold Strengthened by Yemen Exodus

ISIS or Al Qaeda? Somalia's Shabaab Mulls Future

Bloodthirsty but embattled terror group considers change of allegiance from AQ, as senior commanders push for ISIS allegiance.

Islamic State or Al Qaeda? Somalia's Al Shabaab Mulls Future

Somalian Islamists Execute Christian Women

Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab forces children to watch mother's execution; aims to 'wipe out' country's tiny Christian community.

Somalian Islamists Publicly Execute Christian Women

Kenya: Attackers Likely Escaped Westgate Mall

NYPD report reveals how poorly-coordinated response to attack on Nairobi mall in September probably allowed attackers to escape.

New Report Reveals Kenya Attackers Likely Escaped Westgate Mall

SEALs were Told to Catch, not Kill Terrorist

U.S. commandos pulled out during a raid in Somalia when it turned out the target couldn't be taken alive.

SEALs who Aborted Mission were Told to Catch, not Kill Terrorist

Captured Al Qaeda Leader 'No Longer in Libya'

Abu Anas al-Liby is considered “a major prize,” and is alive in American custody. Libya wants explanations.

Captured Libyan Al Qaeda Leader 'No Longer in Libya'

Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant for 'White Widow'

Samantha Lewthwaite, the British widow of London 7/7 bomber is suspected of involvement in Kenya terror.

Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant for 'White Widow'

Kenyan President says Westgate Siege is Over

Following a final gun battle with terrorists, three days of mourning have been called to mark one of Kenya's darkest chapters.

Kenyan President says Westgate Siege is Over

Kenya Mall Siege Continues as Fresh Gunfire Erupts

Over 60 people remain unaccounted for at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

Kenya: Mall Siege Continues as Fresh Gunfire Erupts

4 Year Old Boy Confronts Terrorists, Escapes Alive

"Islam is not a bad religion," gunmen tell wounded victim, before allowing children to escape with candy bars.

Kenya: Four Year Old Boy Confronts Terrorists, and Escapes Alive

Explosions in 'Final Assault' on Kenya Mall

Kenyan troops are carrying out a major assault against al Shabaab terrorists inside Westgate mall.

Explosions in 'Final Assault' on Kenya Mall

Video Shows Dramatic Moments of Kenya Attack

Mobile phone video footage shows the moment that terrorists began executing shoppers in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

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Israeli Forces Join Efforts to End Kenya Siege

Gunmen, hostages, still reportedly holed up in shopping mall amid continuing reports that non-Muslims were deliberately singled out.

Report: Israeli Forces Join Efforts to End Kenya Siege

American Al Qaeda Fighter Killed in Somalia

US-born jihadi Omar Hammami reportedly killed in an ambush, after falling out with Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab group.

American Al Qaeda Fighter Killed in Somalia

American Jihadi: Somalia is Like Disneyland

Video by Al Qaeda's Somali branch includes interviews with enlistees from Minnesota, now dead, who urge others to join.

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US Court Starts Sentencing for Would-be Terrorist

Sentencing has begun in New Jersey for one of two men convicted on conspiracy to join the Al-Shabaab terror group, linked to Al Qaeda.

US Federal Court Starts Sentencing for Would-be Terrorist

Islamist Terrorists Kidnap Foreigners in Algeria

Islamist terrorists have abducted at least two foreign nationals in eastern Algeria, according to the UK Foreign Office.

Islamist Terrorists Kidnap Foreigners in Algeria

1 Dead in Al Qaeda-linked Bombing in Kenya

At least one dead and 11 wounded Sunday in a grenade attack on a church in Kenya by a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda.

1 Dead, 11 Wounded in Al Qaeda-linked Bombing in Kenya