An Afghan Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day 2001, my job was to take the turkeys out of the fire. I’d been out reporting most of the day, so when I returned to Jalalabad my contribution to dinner was to monitor four scrawny Afghan turkeys that were baking in Dutch ovens buried in hot coals behind the Spinghar Hotel. Once […]

Horn of Africa’s Troubles Could Make the Region a Major Front in the War on Terror

NAIROBI, Kenya: Oct. 20, 2006 (AP) _ From the Red Sea to Lake Victoria, the Horn of Africa is one of the few places in the world where, if careful, a traveler can move 1,400 miles across four countries without producing a passport or encountering a single government official. These footpaths, back roads and rivers […]

AP Exclusive: Somali Banker Accused of being Al-Qaida Money Man in Legal Limbo Two Years after Millions in Assets Frozen

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Oct. 23, 2003 (AP) _ The former Somali refugee had it all: a group of international companies with millions of dollars in revenues and a handsome home on the Persian Gulf. Then the U.S. government froze his assets and accused him of being al-Qaida’s main money mover. Two years later, Ahmed Nur Ali […]