Topic: Hizbul Islam
African Union troops aim to deny the militant Islamist group Al Shabab funds it receives from taxing shopkeepers and traders. An apparent surge of AU peacekeepers is challenging Al Shabab's tacit control of Somalia.
05/23/2011 01:49 pm
Some say that African Union troops are succeeding at pushing back Somalia's rebel movement, Al Shabab, but news reports make it unclear whether that's really the case.
12/23/2010 03:06 pm
Tuesday's suicide attack by Somalia's Al Shabab, which killed more than 30 people, including six members of parliament, leaves the transitional government's tenuous hold on power even weaker.
08/25/2010 09:13 am
Somali pirates have captured a Russian oil tanker, bound for China. EU naval officials say a Russian Navy vessel is in pursuit.
05/05/2010 01:35 pm
A bomb attack in a Mogadishu mosque this weekend failed to kill Fuad Shongole, a top leader of Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militia. But the Somalia mosque bomb is taking fighting there to a new level of intensity.
05/03/2010 11:27 am
Militants from the Hizbul Islam group – a hard-line rival to Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militia – have seized the main port used by Somali pirates. What will happen to the more than 300 foreign hostages held for ransom by the pirates?
05/02/2010 03:34 pm
As the Somalia government fends off militant group Al Shabab, the Al Qaeda-linked insurgency shows its power through intimidation of a whistle-blower.
03/16/2010 05:07 pm
The weak, transitional Somalia government may finally bring President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed some badly needed legitimacy if newly trained forces can push back the militant Islamist group, Al Shabab.
02/08/2010 04:07 pm
Al Shabab's announcement that it is aligned with Al Qaeda’s global terror network confirms previous intelligence reports from the US and Somali governments, but it also complicates peacekeeping efforts in Mogadishu and Kenya.
02/02/2010 08:25 am
Reports that pirates may want to swap a British couple they captured last week for fellow pirates detained by foreign navies have fueled speculation that the pirates are linking up with Islamist militants.
11/02/2009 12:00 am
To avoid aiding rebels, Obama must cease direct aid to the government and work with regional neighbors.
09/09/2009 01:00 am
It has massed troops on the Somali border. Islamist militias have threatened retaliation if Kenya acts.
06/25/2009 01:00 am
Less than a year after fleeing in the face of an Islamist insurgency, Ethiopian forces have come back to help prevent a moderate government from collapsing at the hands of militant Islamists.
06/22/2009 01:00 am
The fiery Sheikh Dahir Aweys may be ready to hash out a peace deal, following weeks of fighting the moderate government of Sheikh Sharif Ahmed.
06/17/2009 01:00 am
The latest battle comes as government forces try to regain territory that militants seized last week.
05/22/2009 01:00 am
After five days of assault by better-armed Al Shabab militiamen, pro-government fighters have apparently begun to retreat.
05/12/2009 01:00 am