Good Question: What Draws Someone To Terrorism? - (CBS Minnesota)
“It’s about the conditions that they live in and who mentors them,” Bihi said. “When you have young people that don’t have programming in their communities, you will have tons of young people that are vulnerable to whoever reaches out to them.”
What the Islamic State learned from the U.S. about fighting a war - (Washington Post)
War is reverting to a perversion of classical single combat. Foley was a tragic unwilling participant, executed for the crime of being American. But even for the champions that volunteer, the burden we as a country ask each soldier to bear, always large, is growing heavier. No more myth of fighting dehumanized “enemy combatants.” We send our forces to kill specific men with faces and families and names known to them, if not to us.
Somali 'paradise flower' chewers savor low-price bliss after UK ban - (Reuters)
Somalia's cash-strapped government seldom collects health statistics. The spike in use is a concern but officials are too busy battling Islamist al Shabaab rebels and rebuilding Somalia's state institutions to dedicate much attention to it, said the Mogadishu mayor's spokesman Ali Mohamud.
Djibouti president unharmed after shooting leaves 3 injured
Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh was unharmed in a shooting at the Horn of Africa country's main airport in the capital that left three people wounded, Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.
Piracy is a symptom of Somalia chaos - (The National AE)
Piracy has fallen out of the headlines recently as the number of attempted hijackings has dropped. Back in 2009 and 2010, there were incidents weekly or even daily. Now, as The National’s report yesterday pointed out, there have been only a handful of attempts this year.