If you get your news from the headlines, you can be excused for thinking that “Minnesota men” pose a special risk of taking up the terrorist jihad at home and abroad. As the Wall Street Journal reported this past April, for example, “U.S. charges six Minnesota men with trying to join ISIS.”
Puntland bars Somali PM from traveling to their region
The Puntland semi-autonomous state in northern Somalia has prevented Somalia's prime minister from travelling to its region Thursday amid territorial dispute with its neighboring central government-backed Galmudug state following this week's clashes in Galkayo town that left 10 people dead.
Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in Somalia, has released a statement claiming attacks in the northeastern part of Kenya. The group also claimed to have temporarily gained control of a town near the border with Somalia.
Recent floods damage supply routes, vital infrastructure in Somalia, UN relief wing warns
The floods caused by recent heavy rainfalls in South Central Somalia have led to an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, an escalation of local commodity prices, and an epidemic in water-borne diseases, the United Nations relief wing has warned in the latest situation update on the country.
Family of Texas boy arrested over clock demands $15m in damages
The family of a Texas Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school demanded $15m in damages and an apology from the city of Irving and its schools to avoid a lawsuit, lawyers said on Monday.