US special forces nabbed an al-Qaeda leader in Libya who is blamed for the 1998 African embassy bombings. But a mission in Somalia failed to net an Islamist wanted for last month's Nairobi hostage drama.
“We are taking them for Jihad,” al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence.
The Turkish president has threatened to "clear Turkey's southern borders of terror" by targeting a Kurdish-held enclave in Syria. Turkish artillery has been shelling the area.
Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave? DW spoke with the men to hear their side of the story.
The UN refugee agency said the 162 refugees were "vulnerable" and faced abuse in Libya. The UN hopes to find third-country homes for thousands of migrants stranded in Libya.
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