Articles by Somalia

  • Muslims in Norway Contemplate Their FutureMuslims in Norway Contemplate Their Future

    July 30 2011 11:12 AM

    Muslims in Norway number about 200,000, only about 4 percent of the country?s population. They come from across the Arab world, as well as Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Kenya and Somalia.

  • Top 10 Failing Nations

    July 30 2011 8:47 AM

    The fourth of July has passed yet again with celebrations all over the United States. However, some people in other nations have nothing to celebrate. This list looks at 10 of the poorest, most impoverished nations on earth. There is not likely to be much dispute about the countries listed here being suited to this list, but do feel free to add any others you may think should be here to the comments.

  • Top 10 Failing Nations

    July 30 2011 8:47 AM

    The fourth of July has passed yet again with celebrations all over the United States. However, some people in other nations have nothing to celebrate. This list looks at 10 of the poorest, most impoverished nations on earth. There is not likely to be much dispute about the countries listed here being suited to this list, but do feel free to add any others you may think should be here to the comments.

  • Al-Qaeda Almost Defeated? Not So Fast, Official SaysAl-Qaeda Almost Defeated? Not So Fast, Official Says

    July 29 2011 9:02 AM

    Predictions about al-Qaeda's imminent collapse threaten to lull the U.S. into a false sense of complacency about the continued threat the terror network represents, a recently retired top counter-terrorism aide said.

  • Six Killed in Somalia as Militants Seeks to Block Flow of Food and AidSix Killed in Somalia as Militants Seeks to Block Flow of Food and Aid

    July 28 2011 12:08 PM

    Insurgents from al-Shabab, an Islamist terrorist group in league with al-Qaeda, have banned food and aid assistance from the UN.

  • U.N. flies food into famine-hit Somali capital

    July 27 2011 2:23 PM

    The United Nations airlifted emergency food for starving children into the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday as aid groups warned of a growing influx of hungry families from the famine-hit south of the country.

  • EU gives extra $40 mln to African drought victimsEU gives extra $40 mln to African drought victims

    July 27 2011 1:58 PM

    The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia.

  • Al-Qaeda on Brink of Collapse but New Threats Arise: OfficialsAl-Qaeda on Brink of Collapse but New Threats Arise: Officials

    July 27 2011 1:33 PM

    Osama bin Laden's death and a relentless campaign of drone attacks have weakened al-Qaeda to the point that the terror organization may no longer be capable of planning and carrying out large-scale attacks.

  • Number of Kenyans in need of food aid to jump: UN

    July 26 2011 1:07 PM

    The number of Kenyans who will need food aid due to drought will rise to 3.5 million by September, the United Nations said on Tuesday, while European officials warned such crises would flare up again unless more money was directed at prevention efforts.

  • Somalia Faces ?Dire Nutritional Emergency?; UN Agency Appeals for FundsSomalia Faces ?Dire Nutritional Emergency?; UN Agency Appeals for Funds

    July 26 2011 5:34 AM

    Somali capital Mogadishu is struggling to find means to survive as the number of people seeking refuge here in a desperate attempt to escape famine and conflict, is estimated to be more than 20,000, according to a UNHCR, report.

  • Anders Breivik Norway Attack: Why Did Dozens Die?Anders Breivik Norway Attack: Why Did Dozens Die?

    July 25 2011 7:29 PM

    A look into the socio-political conditions that birthed Anders Breivik

  • Drought Wreaks Havoc in Horn of Africa (Photos)Drought Wreaks Havoc in Horn of Africa (Photos)

    July 25 2011 6:53 PM

    The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, according to a United Nations report.

  • Crisis in Horn of Africa (PHOTOS)Crisis in Horn of Africa (PHOTOS)

    July 25 2011 6:52 PM

    Somalia, which is witnessing one more famine after 20 years, is hit by many other problems too this time.

  • Emergency Aid to Horn of Africa Must Come With Long-term Food Security: UN [PHOTOS]Emergency Aid to Horn of Africa Must Come With Long-term Food Security: UN [PHOTOS]

    July 25 2011 6:51 PM

    The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said long-term efforts to boost food security in the Horn of Africa must accompany the emergency aid to those affected by the drought-related hunger.

  • U.N. to Airlift Food to Starving SomalisU.N. to Airlift Food to Starving Somalis

    July 25 2011 4:41 PM

    The U.N. said it will commence airlifting food to famine-stricken Somalia on Tuesday.

  • Islamist Rebels Prevent Aid to SomaliaIslamist Rebels Prevent Aid to Somalia

    July 23 2011 1:23 AM

    Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab has said that international agencies it had banned from its territory would not be allowed to return to help the Somali population with aid for the famine.

  • Horn of Africa Drought Crisis [PHOTO]Horn of Africa Drought Crisis [PHOTO]

    July 22 2011 9:26 PM

    Horn of Africa Drought Crisis [PHOTO]

  • How You Can Aid Somalia Famine and Drought Victims

    July 21 2011 1:45 PM

    The UN declared on Wednesday that famine now exists in two regions of southern Somalia, which have the highest malnutrition rates in the world. You can help by donating time and money to worldwide organizations like UNICEF, The Red Cross and the World Food Program (WFP), or through Facebook and Twitter.

  • Famine in Somalia: Will U.N. Aid be Enough?Famine in Somalia: Will U.N. Aid be Enough?

    July 21 2011 11:38 AM

    The United Nations has officially declared that there is a famine in Somalia.

  • Famine Hits Somalia; Not Enough Aid Coming inFamine Hits Somalia; Not Enough Aid Coming in

    July 21 2011 8:03 AM

    The United Nations declared famine in two regions of Southern Somalia on Wednesday and warned that it could spread further in two months until donor countries stepped in.