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Kenyans face up to ‘homegrown’ threat after hotel attack In previous al-Shabab attacks, the perpetrators were often Somali; in the Nairobi hotel siege, many were Kenyan.

Kenyans face up to ‘homegrown’ threat after hotel attack In previous al-Shabab attacks, the perpetrators were often Somali; in the Nairobi hotel siege, many were Kenyan.

The last five years has seen more than 20 attacks carried out by al-Shabab fighters that have left at least 300 people dead [Brian Inganga/AP Photo] Nyeri, Kenya – As the early morning fog gave way to bright sunshine, residents of Majengo in the town of Nyeri in central Kenya, stepped gingerly out of their homes. Most […]

Deadly US airstrike kills 52 Al Shabaab terrorists in Somalia By Joseph Muraya

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Deadly US airstrike kills 52 Al Shabaab terrorists in Somalia By Joseph Muraya

Security forces at the scene of Saturday’s airstrike; images from the incident are too graphic.  NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19- An air strike by the United States forces on Saturday left 52 Al-Shabaab militants dead, in the week the terror group claimed responsibility for the Nairobi attack. A statement from the US Africa Command said 52 […]

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Turkey won’t allow formation of terror corridor, Defense Min. Akar tells US senator Graham

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Turkey won’t allow formation of terror corridor, Defense Min. Akar tells US senator Graham

The U.S. has not kept its promise regarding Syria’s Manbij, Turkey will not allow the formation of a terror corridor south of its borders, Defense Minister Akar told U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. Turkey and the U.S. had agreed to work on the withdrawal of the PKK’s Syrian offshoot People’s Protection Forces (YPG) from Manbij, […]

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Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit next month

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Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit next month

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, right, stand with North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol prior to a meeting in Washington, DC, Jan. 18. AFP President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal […]

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Russia Warns New U.S. Missile Strategy Will Unleash Arms Race in Space

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Russia Warns New U.S. Missile Strategy Will Unleash Arms Race in Space

Foreign Ministry  Russia said on Friday the new U.S. missile defense strategy would unleash a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold War-era “Star Wars” program. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled a plan that envisages developing space-based sensors to detect incoming enemy missiles and exploring space-based weapons to […]

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CIA chief to brief senators on Khashoggi murder: US media Reports come after Gina Haspel failed to take part in last week’s briefing by the secretary of state and defence chief.

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CIA chief to brief senators on Khashoggi murder: US media Reports come after Gina Haspel failed to take part in last week’s briefing by the secretary of state and defence chief.

Haspel did not take part in last week’s briefing by Pompeo and Mattis [Reuters] CIA Director Gina Haspel will give a closed-door briefing to leaders of several US Senate committees this week on the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources. According to the Wall Street Journal, the briefing […]

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France to try ’14 people over January 2015 Paris attacks’

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France to try ’14 people over January 2015 Paris attacks’

A woman holds a lit candle next to a sign reading “I am Charlie” during a rally commemorating the anniversary of the deadly attack against Charlie Hebdo French anti-terror judges have recommended that 14 people be tried in connection with the January 2015 jihadist attacks in and around Paris, a judicial source told AFP Friday. […]

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Go back home, Tana River Governor Godhana tells Somali refugees

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Go back home, Tana River Governor Godhana tells Somali refugees

 Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana has asked all Somali refugees in Kenya to return home. Godhana said Somali is now peaceful and refugees should go and build their country. Speaking on Friday in Hola during the handing over of cheques for students’ bursaries, the governor said the continuous stay of refugees in the country was […]

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Lebanon summit reveals Arab divisions over Syria, Iran Several heads of state have pulled out of an Arab economic summit in Beirut this weekend.

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Lebanon summit reveals Arab divisions over Syria, Iran Several heads of state have pulled out of an Arab economic summit in Beirut this weekend.

The summit this weekend is overshadowed by competing visions for Syria’s future and Iranian influence in the region [Hussein Malla/AP] Beirut, Lebanon – As Lebanon prepares to host a regional economic summit this weekend, the meeting has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria’s future and efforts to contain Iran. Having previously confirmed their attendance at the Arab Economic and Social Development summit […]

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At least 21 dead in car bomb attack on Bogota police academy

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At least 21 dead in car bomb attack on Bogota police academy

Juan Barreto, AFP | Security forces at the site of an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in Bogota on January 17. Colombia’s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded—the […]

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