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Shabaab beheaded two shepherds and displayed their corpses in Afgoye. The government of Puntland and Shabaab forces under Sheikh Atom agreed to a cease-fire.




More than 2 million Somalis out of aid groups' reach




Shabaab freed Asho Osman Aqiil, the female Minister for Women and Family Affairs, after arresting her in Bala earlier this week. Shabaab accused the United Nations of exaggerating the drought and famine situation in Somalia.




Somali Islamists maintain aid ban and deny famine




Shabaab's spokesman said that foreign aid agencies were not permitted to distribute famine relief in areas under its control. Norway said that the famine in Somalia is a good reason to negotiate with Shabaab.




Aid agencies deal with terrorists to reach Somalia's starving




Analysts: Somali war helped turn drought to famine




Shabaab reportedly captured the female minister of women and family affairs in Balad and arrested 20 people for dancing in Jowhar. The UN has declared a famine in two regions of Somalia.




Yemen on the Brink of Hell




Sheikh Mohammed Said Atom, Shabaab's leader in Puntland, rejected calls to reconcile with the government. Two soldiers were killed as troops fought amongst themselves at the presidential palace.




UN wants security guarantees for Somalia aid work




Al Qaeda Seen Aiming at Targets Outside US




Al Qaeda's Yemen branch has aided Somalia militants, US says




The United Nations has begun to deliver drought aid to camps in Somalia that are run by Shabaab. ""They gave assurances that our access for humanitarian purposes would be unhindered," a UNICEF official said.




Niger fears takeover by militants in neighbor Libya




U.N. flies aid to Somalia after Islamist rebels lift ban




Misery Follows as Somalis Try to Flee Hunger




Shabaab has recruited at least 21 young men in the US to fight the government and African Union forces in Somalia. Shabaab rejected volunteers that are too young as it fears this would expose its operations.




As US wars wind down, drones gain new prominence




UK government: Al Qaeda weakened, but terrorism still greatest threat to Olympics