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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

Shabaab arrested two Somalis who work for UNICEF and ICRC in Baidoa, and detained eight people in Eldher. The UNB declared Somalia the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

Did Shabaab's leader say the terror group is losing ground?

US official: CIA aiding interrogations of terror suspects in Somalia