Al Shabab

2 Suicide Bombers Kill 13 Outside UN Office In Somalia

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Somali Minister Killed In Extremist Attack Was Canadian

CP | Abdi Guled, The Associated Press | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada

Four attackers also died in the assault which was claimed by al-Shabab, Somalia's militant rebels who are allied to al-Qaida.

Al-Shabab Uses Donald Trump Clip In Terror Recruitment Video

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.02.2016 | Canada

In the clip of Trump, he calls for the "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

Refugee Claim Approved For Somali Man Who Swam Across Red River

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada

Samatar was a human rights worker in Somalia, was kidnapped and fled after his life was threatened by terrorist group Al Shabab.

More Than 70 Dead In College Attack

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery says that more than 70 people have been killed in an attack by Somali-based Islamic extre...

Terrorist Threat Sees Cheerleaders Stay Home

CP | CJME, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Three Regina high schools and one in Saskatoon have pulled out of a cheerleading competition after threats were made against West Edmonton Ma...

Why Food Aid Fuels International Conflict

Patricia Adams | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Patricia Adams

As much as 80 per cent of humanitarian aid can be stolen en route. Most often, rebel groups will set up road blocks and "tax" the aid agencies wishing to deliver the aid. In effect, the aid agencies directly support rebel groups by feeding them or providing them with goods that can be traded for arms or other services.

SENTENCED: First Ever Conviction For Trying To Join Terrorist Group

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The first Canadian convicted under a law criminalizing attempts to join a terrorist group was handed the maximum sentence of 10 years in pri...

How Canada Should Fight Terrorism

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

This week, Canadians observed the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. For Sikh Canadians and Jewish Canadians alike, the Day of Remembrance has particular resonance. That our two communities have shared experience in facing terrorism was pointedly on display during the 2008 Mumbai attack.

GRAPHIC: Second Kenya Attack Kills 9

CBC | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada

Extremists attacked a coastal area of Kenya for the second night in a row, killing at least nine people a day after the deaths of nearly 50, an offici...

Canada's Quiet Fight Against Al-Qaida Splinter Group

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - With the world's attention focused on fighting in Syria, Mali and Afghanistan, Canada has been quietly supporting the fight against Somalia's...

Kenyan Troops Enter Somalia

CBC | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada

Kenyan military forces have moved into southern Somalia to pursue suspected Islamist militants after a series of kidnappings along the border, a Kenya...

Famine In East Africa A Tragic Case Of Deja Vu

CP | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - As she sees images coming out of drought-stricken Africa this week, Rosemary McCarney is struck by a single thought. ...