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MEDIAWATCH

Apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff sees more calls for #IsisMediaBlackout

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AFRICA NEWS

Lesotho Coup: Exiled Prime Minister vows to return home after fleeing

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DEBATE

Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors? (Part Two)

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DEBATE

Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors?

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THE INTERVIEW

Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister

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THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

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FOCUS

When water becomes a weapon of war

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ENCORE!

Eve Ensler: 'In The Body Of The World'

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THE INTERVIEW

Ed Husain, Author of 'The Islamist'

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Latest update 26/11/2013

East Africa: A new front for global jihad?

The deadly siege on the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya’s capital Nairobi in September 2013 highlighted the growing presence of extremism in East Africa. Groups such as Somalia’s al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist organisation that claimed the attack, have become more visible in recent years, raising fears the region may be a new jihadist front.

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Grief, generosity as Kenya starts mourning mall victims

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Nairobi mall siege over, says Kenyan president

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Kenyan troops launch 'major' assault on Nairobi mall

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Al Shabaab Somali militants claim Nairobi mall attack

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US-born jihadist reported killed in Somalia

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Al Shabaab tweets photos of slain French soldier

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