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September 20, 2017 11:03 AM West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally. Identity papers are demanded and the cargo is inspected: one of the crew members is not on the manifest of the "Casimir", which departed from Hong Kong, and their fishing licence has expired

September 15, 2017 10:27 AM Reputational repair: Iran tries to capitalise on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

The Iranian leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, made a strikingly strong statement on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar this week, berating “hypocritical” (presumably Western) governments for their double standards on human rights. Addressing a gathering of clerical students, Khamenei on Tuesday urged Muslim countries to apply pressure on the Myanmar 1

September 14, 2017 11:31 AM Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power struggles 1

September 12, 2017 8:03 AM Former oil rebels begin rehab classes

Port Harcourt - Nigeria is expected to begin rehabilitating hundreds of former militants in the Niger Delta this week, raising hopes for improved security in the oil-producing region, organisers said on Monday. President Goodluck Jonathan has made a priority of reviving a post-amnesty programme for thousands of former gunmen who surrendered their arms last year in return

September 12, 2017 7:09 AM Roadside bombs kill 18 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO: At least 18 Egyptian security personnel were killed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday when their vehicles struck a series of roadside bombs, according to local security sources. Three police vehicles had been driving along the road linking the Sinai city of Bir al-Abd to the northern city of Al-Arish when they struck a series of improvised 5

September 11, 2017 12:09 PM Senior police officer killed in another deadly Lamu attack

A Senior Administration Police officer has lost his life after a vehicle he was traveling in ran over a homemade bomb in Mararani area, Lamu. The officer was not alone during the Sunday, September 10,explosion said to be the works of outlawed terror group Al Shabaab. Six other police officers who were aboard the same vehicle suffered serious injuries 7

September 11, 2017 4:21 AM Bin Laden’s Son Is Poised to Unify Terrorists Worldwide

Hamza bin Laden isn’t just being prepared for a leadership role in his father’s organization. He’s now the figure best placed to reunify the global jihadi movement. One day in early November 2001, on a hillside south of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden bade farewell to three of his young sons. In the shade of an olive tree, he handed each boy a misbaha

September 10, 2017 11:51 AM US Citizen Pleads Guilty To Supporting Somali Terror Group Al-Shabaab

The U.S. military said on Friday it had carried out an air strike in Somalia against an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group and killed one militant, the second such strike this week in which a total of four fighters have died. Maalik Alim Jones, 32, pleaded guilty to three criminal counts before US District Judge Paul Gardephe Friday, according to the US Attorney's 3

September 9, 2017 10:40 AM Maryland man pleads guilty to U.S. charges of aiding al Shabaab

(Reuters) - A Maryland man on Friday pleaded guilty to conspiring to support the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, admitting that he traveled to Somalia to receive military training from the group. Maalik Alim Jones, 32, entered his plea to three criminal counts before U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan. Jones admitted that he carried an AK-47 automatic

September 7, 2017 2:45 PM Boko Haram and al-Shabab recruits 'lack religious schooling'

Many young Africans drawn to extremist groups know "little to nothing" about religious texts and interpretations, a UN study has found. The survey, the first of its kind in Africa, profiled nearly 500 voluntary recruits to militant groups including al-Shabab and Boko Haram. Finding a job is "the most acute need at the time of joining a group," the report 2