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  • Libya's forgotten human rights crisis

     Libya's forgotten human rights crisis
    Four years ago this month, the world came together to stop Moammar Kadafi as his security forces massacred peaceful demonstrators during the Arab Spring. The U.N. Security Council sanctioned Libya and referred the violence to the International Criminal...
  • Egypt's el-Sissi says need growing for joint Arab force

    Egypt's president said Sunday that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the threat of Islamic militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an address to the nation aired by local TV that Egypt's military...
  • U.S. shopping malls on alert after Somalia extremists threat

    U.S. shopping malls on alert after Somalia extremists threat
    A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall...
  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on US shopping malls

    A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall...
  • Mediator cites distress over South Sudan truce violation

    The continuing violations of a South Sudan truce signed earlier this month are vexing mediators, an Ethiopian official said Monday as peace talks resumed on Monday amid reports of sporadic violence in the country. A monitoring and evaluation team from...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In Middle East this week, the Islamic State group extended its reach by releasing a video shot in Libya showing militants beheading of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt, many from the same village. Grief washed over Egypt, prompting a swift response from...
  • Egypt postpones retrial of 2 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to March 8. The decision Monday comes after a brief hearing for acting...
  • Rights group says Egypt airstrikes in Libya killed civilians

    A leading international human rights group said Monday that the Egyptian military failed to take the necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties during its airstrikes last week against what Cairo said were militant targets in Libya. Egypt launched...
  • Kenya court strikes out sections of security law

    Seven sections of a contentious law the government says will help Kenya curb a wave of extremist attacks are unconstitutional, a Kenyan court said Monday. The five-judge bench said the seven sections contravened the bill of rights, including one that...
  • President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism

    President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism
    The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack like 9/11. At the same time, the threat has evolved. The al...
  • Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

    Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although witnesses also reported the Islamic extremists killed scores in attacks on other villages. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj....