Jurors in Minneapolis found Mahamud Said Omar guilty Thursday of conspiring to help a terrorist group to recruit young Minnesota men for a holy war aimed at toppling the government of their native Somalia and imposing a harsh form of Islamic rule across the Horn of Africa.
Members of Somalia's parliament have approved the appointment of Abdi Farah Shirdon as the new prime minister.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Somali woman covered her face and slumped forward, sobbing, as she testified about the last time she saw her 10-year-old son before his body was found gagged and beaten in the basement of their home. Her husband, the boy's stepfather, went on trial Monday for murder.
Nairobi - Mohamed Bashir Sheik has a new reason to hope. The 25-year-old Somali, who came to live at the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, when he was just four, is planning to apply for a place at a university that is due to open next year near to the settlement.
The six Al-Shabaab recruits looked anything but the fighters they claimed they were. They were young, slight in build, shy with forlorn, distant looks in their eyes and seemingly unsure of themselves.