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.
A US draft Security Council resolution received a cool response from Russia, China and troop-contributing countries. Bangladesh, a top blue helmet contributor, warned that budget cuts would hit peacekeeping missions.
At least six people have been killed in a car bombing at a local government office in Somalia's capital. Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, which also destroyed a mosque and an Islamic school.
Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia established a joint cooperation agreement this week, in another major step towards achieving stability in the conflict-ridden region. So is peace finally on the horizon?
Scores of people have been killed in ongoing clashes between rival militias vying for power. About 400 prisoners managed to escape from their detention facility by forcing the facility's doors open during the fighting.
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