Why Erin Vilardi thinks women make better public officials
"VoteRunLead" founder Vilardi talks about training women to run for office and why she thinks they make better candidates than men.
US military orders new investigation after report that special operations killed Somali civilians
Two weeks after a media report alleging that U.S. special operations were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians in Somalia , the head of U.S. Africa Command has ordered a new probe into the operation. "After subsequent media reports alleged misconduct by U.S. personnel who participated in
Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban enforcement
The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.
US airstrike kills over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia , Pentagon says
A U.S. airstrike inside Somalia killed "more than 100" al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. The strike occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time 125 miles northwest of the country's capital of Mogadishu. "Al-Shabaab has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and is dedicated to
US airstrike kills 'several' al-Shabab militants in Somalia
The U.S. military said it killed "several militants" while conducting an airstrike in Somalia on Thursday against al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al Shabab . The strike targeting al-Shabab occurred at approximately 3 p.m. local time in the Bay Region, about 100 miles west of Somalia's capital,
US conducts 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia
The United States military has conducted its first airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia , where the U.S. typically strikes against the al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab, according to a U.S. official. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes
Somali -American father killed in bombing dreamed of building a place that was more than 'war and guns'
After putting their three children to bed in Bloomington, Minnesota, Ruun Abdi and her husband would stay up late, just to talk. He was the first man she met when she came to America and the two had been married nearly 17 years, but they never tired of laughing together. "We’d drink tea together in
Death toll in 'barbaric' bombing in Somalia rises to 300
Two powerful truck bombs in the heart of Somalia ’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 300 people and injured about 300 more, in what authorities call the deadliest attack in the country’s history. Funerals have begun for the killed who have been found. But the death toll from the
US father of 3 killed in Somalia was refugee who arrived there hours before attack
A Minnesota father of three who was killed in a terror attack in Somalia over the weekend was also a refugee, having arrived in his hometown of Mogadishu just hours before the deadly bomb went off, according to his family.
US father of 3 killed in worst terror attack in Somalia's history
And a Minnesota man is among the victims of a deadly truck bombing in Somalia. The father of three was in Mogadishu's to apply for a job at the United Nations new 300 people were killed and hundreds more injured. It's being called the deadliest attack in the country's history the government is