September 28, 2013 For best friends — one in Washington, D.C., the other in Nairobi — communications bring quick comfort in the globalized world, where both the malls and the random gunmen are all too familiar.
September 28, 2013 The Somalia-based terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the Nairobi mall attack. Until recently, the group has been focused on local issues. After military setbacks and a leadership change, its priorities now seem aligned with the global jihadi agenda.
September 27, 2013 Also Friday, there's word from the Kenyan Red Cross that 59 people remain missing. Terrorists killed at least 61 civilians and 6 security officers during the attack on a mall in Nairobi and a four-day siege that followed.
September 26, 2013 Charles Taylor had been given a 50-year prison term for aiding and abetting atrocities committed by rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war. A judge at The Hague called the sentence "fair in the light of the totality of the crimes committed."
September 26, 2013 Samantha Lewthwaite, a British woman whose husband was one of those who attacked London in 2005, isn't being hunted for her rumored connection to this week's attack in Nairobi. She's wanted for another alleged plot from 2011. But witnesses have said a "white woman" was involved in the Kenyan attack.