Kenya has seen some horrific terror attacks over the last couple of years. Increasingly the attackers are home-grown. President Barack Obama is heading to Kenya — his ancestral homeland — later this week.
You wouldn't wish anyone to have a childhood that started in war-torn Somalia. But in the real-life story of pirates who commandeered a US cargo ship and were pursued by US Navy SEALs, Barkhad Abdi says his few early years in Somalia helped him in his co-starring role.
When the US responded to terrorism after 9/11, it used troops and massive force in the Middle East. The new war declared last night by President Obama against the terrorist organization know as the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, will look very different.
After the terrorist siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenyan authorities charged four men with aiding the Islamist militants. Still, questions persist about the Kenyan military and police who were seen looting stores during the siege.
Kenyan authorities say they've identified one of the al-Shabab militants who laid siege to Nairobi's Westgate Mall last month. He's a Somali who grew up in Norway. And it seems Norwegian police knew he was a risk three years ago.