Guest blogger Alex Thurston writes that the US made the right call by giving aid to Somalia because it is the moral thing to do and because it could have unexpectedly positive political results.
Al Qaeda's central leadership says it lost Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, a founding member of the group, in a May 22 drone strike in Pakistan's tribal area.
Somali-American men are returning to their homeland to fight alongside Al Shabab, an insurgent group with ties to Al Qaeda. Some experts think an organized recruiting effort is responsible for luring them back to Somalia.
Up to a dozen others may be involved in the alleged bomb plot, officials say. Police nationwide were told Tuesday to look out for suspicious activity at subway stations and stadiums.
Two members of an alleged bomb-making operation with links to Al Qaeda, including a New York imam, were ordered held without bail Monday.
Did alleged attacker Abdulhakid Mujahid Mohammed act on his own, or was he a trained jihadist?
American merchant sailors showed their mettle in retaking a hijacked ship, but piracy off Somalia continues to vex the international community.