MOPTI, Mali — Bawba Mint Baba Ahmed’s sewing teacher singled her out in front of the class, telling her: “You look like a rebel.” Others threatened to slit her throat, she says, drawing a finger across her neck. Now the 29-year-old has dropped out of school and spends her days hiding inside her mud-walled home
The joint U.N.-Arab League peace envoy says he has a proposal to end the 21-month conflict in Syria. Lakhdar Brahimi said Sunday in Cairo after meeting with Arab League officials he believes his plan, based on an agreement signed in Geneva earlier this year, “could be adopted
Corruption is a major threat across the globe, impacting citizen’s perceptions of their leaders and trust for their government, regardless of the level of development or economic ranking. Corruption can also play a role in political unrest, as seen around the world from the Middle East to China to Greece.
The man who helped bring independence to East Timor saw a dangerous mix in Syria, saying the rebels lacked democratic credentials and President Bashar al-Assad was determined to fight for the survival of himself and his community. “It is becoming a vicious civil war involving many – too many – outside interests, governments and non-state […]
At least 10 people have been killed and 40 wounded in attacks on churches in the Kenyan town of Garissa near Somalia, police say. Regional deputy police chief Philip Ndolo said balaclava-clad “goons” attacked the town’s Catholic church and the African Inland Church (AIC).
Fourteen accused pirates, 13 from Somalia and one from Yemen, appeared in a federal courtroom in Norfolk, Virginia, this afternoon after being indicted for the hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that led to the deaths of four Americans in February.
U.S. prosecutors say an Oregon teenager of Somali descent has been arrested in an alleged terrorist plot to car-bomb a Christmas tree lighting event in the northwestern city of Portland, Oregon Friday night.
Somali pirates have seized a German freight ship off the coast of Kenya – the second commercial vessel to be captured in the region in as many days, officials have said. The pirates took control of the German freight ship Beluga Fortune about 1,200 miles east of Mombasa,
THE EU Naval Force said one of its warships rescued 13 sailors on an Iranian dhow who had been left for dead after a pirate attack.
The man once charged with overseeing the CIA’s hunt of Osama bin Laden said Sunday that the threat posed by al Qaeda is greater now than at the time of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that bin Laden orchestrated. “We’ve killed some of the al Qaeda leaders and every dead al Qaeda leader is […]