Department of Homeland Security gave Muslim group first ever security tour of major airport

Department of Homeland Security gave Muslim group first ever security tour of major airport

by WorldTribune Staff, August 8, 2016 The Obama administration granted a group of Somali Muslims unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to a major U.S. airport, a report said. According to government records obtained by Judicial Watch, the Somali group “complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled” and that Johnson had a “sympathetic […]

U.S. airstrikes said to kill Al Qaida militants in Somalia

U.S. airstrikes said to kill Al Qaida militants in Somalia

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. air strikes killed about a dozen members of Al Qaida’s affiliate in Somalia on April 11 and 12, the Pentagon said. The strikes targeted members of Al-Shabab in southern Somalia, who Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said posed an “imminent threat to U.S. personnel” in the region. The strikes were carried […]

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Despite a sharp drop in the success rate, hundreds of Somalis continue to engage in piracy in the Red Sea and Gulf. A senior U.S. official said hundreds of Somalis continue to be employed as pirates and target merchant vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Thomas Kelly, […]