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  • Obama says U.S. will ‘take out’ Islamic State leaders

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States would hunt down Islamic State militants in Iraq and "take out" their leaders with the goal of dismantling the organization as it had done with al-Qaida and was doing in Somalia.

    In some of his toughest comments since...

  • U.S. confirms death of al Shabaab leader Godane in Somalia air strike

    2 weeks ago

    The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. air strike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al-Qaida-affiliated organization.

    "We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane,...

  • Netayahu offers condolences to Kenya as Nairobi mall crisis nears end

    September 24, 2013 | 9:09 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his condolences to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta over the al-Qaida-linked terror attack on a mall in Nairobi.

    “Israel empathizes with the Kenyan people’s pain and with your own personal loss due to the terror attack. We value...

  • Smoke pours from Kenya mall as forces ‘close in’

    September 23, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, the third day since Somalia's al Shabaab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people.

    It remained unclear how many gunmen and...

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  • Kenya jails two Iranians for life for plotting attacks

    May 6, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Two Iranian men were sentenced to life in prison by a Kenyan court on Monday for planning to carry out bombings in Nairobi and other cities last year.

    Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi were found guilty last week of planning the attacks and also possessing 33 lb of explosives....

  • ‘The Exorcist’ at the Geffen: No green vomit, but plenty of evil

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 27, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    William Peter Blatty was a Georgetown University student in August 1949 when he came across a front-page story in the Washington Post titled “Priest Frees Mt. Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip.” Blatty, a devout Catholic, was fascinated by the accounts of the...

  • Opinion: Jews must respond to the crisis in Somalia

    August 22, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    A tragedy is unfolding in the Horn of Africa, where hundreds of thousands of children are at immediate risk of death. The disastrous combination of the worst drought in 60 years, high food prices and regional conflict has left 12 million people, including more than 2 million...

  • Israeli, Jewish groups team to help famine-plagued Somalia

    July 26, 2011 | 10:23 am

    An Israeli aid group and Canadian Jewish federations are teaming to help ease the famine in Somalia.

    IsrAID is partnering with the Canadian Jewish organizations UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and UIA Canada to bring food and water to suffering populations in Africa. The relief...

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