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  • Kenya massacre points up country's weakness against Somali militants

    It took just four gunmen to demonstrate Kenya's impotence against the Somali militant group Shabab. In an attack heavy with foreboding symbolism, Shabab massacred 147 college students, all or most of them Christians, in the eastern city of Garissa on...
  • UN refugee agency condemns LRA's kidnapping of Congolese

    The U.N. refugee agency condemned on Friday the kidnapping of several Congolese refugees by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group. LRA fighters kidnapped 16 people last weekend who had been working in their fields in Congo, just over the border from...
  • Ebola patient at NIH in Bethesda upgraded to good condition

    Ebola patient at NIH in Bethesda upgraded to good condition
    An American health worker being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda has been upgraded from fair to good condition, the NIH said Tuesday. The health worker, who has not been identified, was admitted to a...
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches
    Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call. Two electoral workers were killed...
  • Moody's raises Egypt's credit rating, says economy improved

    Moody's Investor Service has upgraded Egypt's credit rating, saying macroeconomic performance has improved and external vulnerabilities have been reduced. In a statement, it ranked Egypt at B3 on its scale — speculative and subject to high credit...
  • Rwandan leader complains of rebels in neighboring Congo

    Twenty-one years after Rwanda's genocide, the country is still threatened by the rebels who carried out the killings and who live across the border in eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Tuesday. The international community has failed to...
  • Real Muslims don't terrorize

    Real Muslims don't terrorize
    Nearly 150 people were killed in Kenya in a brutal attack on a university by a terrorist organization called al-Shabab. Reports claim that the militants specifically singled out Christian students. Al-Shabab and other extremist groups, who claim to be...
  • Militant ambush kills 4 soldiers in Tunisia near border

    Armed militants ambushed a Tunisian military patrol in the mountainous region near the border with Algeria on Tuesday, killing four soldiers, military officials said. The soldiers were patrolling the area near the city of Kasserine when they were...
  • Bible translators endangered in Africa

    Bible translators endangered in Africa
    Bible translators are under siegeĀ in Africa. Extremists in recent months have destroyed the homes of Bible translatorsĀ in the Central African Republic, which borders Chad and the Congo, and stolen computers, money, cars and other valuables. One Bible...
  • Image of Asia: Cambodian soldiers ready for UN mission

    In this photo by Heng Sinith, Cambodian soldiers swear a traditional oath during a send-off ceremony inside the Royal Cambodian Air Force base in Phnom Penh. The soldiers were also blessed by Buddhist monks before departing to participate in U.N....
  • Kenyan airstrikes hit suspected militant camps in Somalia

    Kenyan warplanes bombed militant camps in Somalia, officials said Monday, following a vow by President Uhuru Kenyatta to respond "in the fiercest way possible" to a massacre of college students by al-Shabab extremists. The airstrikes Sunday and Monday...