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Obama Arrives in Ethiopia, a Favored Ally In Spite of Human Rights Abuses

A massive car bomb ripped through the façade of a major international hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 13 in a tragic reminder of why, exactly, President Barack Obama is visiting Somalia’s autocratic neighbor Ethiopia — this despite having said, upon his first presidential visit to the continent in 2009, that “Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” 1,044 more words

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Al Shabaab Car Bomb Kills at Least 13 at Mogadishu Hotel Frequented by Foreigners

A large explosion caused by a car bomb blew out walls and killed at least 13 people on Sunday at a hotel in Mogadishu that is popular with foreign diplomats. 301 more words


Two Car Bombs Explode In Libya

Two car bombs have reportedly exploded in Libya’s eastern city of Derna, a hotspot for Islamist fighters, with no immediate word of casualties. 106 more words


Car bomb explosion kills one in Saudi capital

A car bomb has exploded at a security checkpoint in the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing the driver and wounding two policemen, the interior ministry said. 86 more words


At least 25 people dead in Afghanistan suicide blast

At least 25 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack near a military base in Afghanistan’s Khost province, where Afghan and foreign soldiers are stationed, authorities say. 52 more words


Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 25

By Mohammad Ehsan Popalzai


KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — At least 25 people were killed and 10 others injured in a suicide attack near a U.S. 77 more words