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Somali Expats in Nairobi Are Caught Between al Shabab and a Heavyhanded, Brutal Police Force

In the wake of the Garissa University attack, Somali expats in one Nairobi neighborhood are caught between an increasingly indiscriminate al Shabab and a heavy-handed, brutal police force.

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The Arab NATO

The new 40,000-strong Arab League “response force” is all about countering Iran. Get ready for tense times and strange bedfellows in the Middle East.

The Cable

Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty on All Counts

Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all counts. He now faces the death penalty.

The Cable

Why Don Draper Would Be Impressed by the Islamic State

Whether or not it meant to, the Islamic State has pulled off a flawless branding campaign. It's now the premier terror group in the world.

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Al-Shabab Crosses the Rubicon

With its horrific attack on a Kenyan university, the Somali militant group has given up all pretense of governing — and has joined the depths of global jihadi depravity.

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The Thirst for Revenge Threatens to Destroy Iraq

For too long, the United States and its allies have turned a blind eye to abuses by Shiite militias. With the militias now in the city of Tikrit, that has to stop.

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Yemen Melts Down

The devastating bombings on Friday are just the latest sign that the country is coming apart at the seams.

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The Islamic State’s African Long Con

After months of trying to unseat al Qaeda on the African continent, the jihadis from Syria have locked arms with Boko Haram.

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