Somalis near the border with Ethiopia say that country's troops have crossed over, raising speculation of another battle with the militant Islamists closing in on Somalia's government.
Militant Islamists have the moderate government surrounded in Mogadishu. If they took over, it would be a devastating blow to US counter-terrorism and anti-piracy efforts in East Africa.
The unrecognized territory hosts tens of thousands of Somali refugees and is trying and imprisoning pirates.
After five days of assault by better-armed Al Shabab militiamen, pro-government fighters have apparently begun to retreat.
Musi's case is thought to be the first of its kind in the US in more than a century.
Out of 800,000 deaths emerged a new system of justice and more peacekeepers. But will either prove effective or enduring?
At the Arab League summit Monday, the UN secretary general condemned Sudan's expulsion of humanitarian aid groups in response to the ICC arrest warrant for Bashir.
The crisis not only threatens to make the island's poverty worse, it might also lead to the extinction of rare lemur species.