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  • President: At least 10 dead in Niger Charlie Hebdo protests over depiction of prophet

    At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country's president said. President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five...
  • Nigerian television reports 4 killed by suicide bomber in northeastern city

    A suicide bomber detonated explosives in Nigeria on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 35 others, a Nigerian media outlet reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Potiskum in northeastern Nigeria. Islamic...
  • French terrorists were primed for trouble from the start, analysts say

    French terrorists were primed for trouble from the start, analysts say
    The gunmen behind France's worst terrorist attack in decades appear to have been easy prey for recruiters to violent jihad. The children of immigrants, with seemingly chaotic family lives, they were frustrated by injustices they perceived around them...
  • Police release 3 suspects arrested in French terror probe

    Police release 3 suspects arrested in French terror probe
    French police released three female suspects from questioning, but will keep nine other people in custody as part of an anti-terror investigation connected to last week's attacks in Paris that have put Europe on high alert, officials said Sunday. Amid...
  • US forces in Africa take into custody man claiming to be top-level Kony defector

    U.S. forces in Africa have taken into custody a man claiming to be a top member of Lord's Resistance Army, the Obama administration said Tuesday, saying the defection could be a "historic blow" to Joseph Kony's nearly three-decade rebellion. The man...
  • WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

    Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. A year after the outbreak claimed its first victim in a small...
  • Ridiculing of leaders through satire has a long history

    More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
  • Ignoring the slaughter in Nigeria

    Ignoring the slaughter in Nigeria
    Why should the world care about Nigeria more than its own president does? That sounds harsh, but it expresses a painful truth. Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in Paris earlier this month after storming the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. At the...
  • International Criminal Court concerned by killing of trial witness in Kenya

    The International Criminal Court has said it is concerned over the killing of a man that lawyers said was a witness in the trial of Kenya's deputy president for crimes against humanity. Meshack Yebei was not a prosecution witness but the court offered...
  • Remember 'Save Darfur'?

    Recent news out of the Darfur region of Sudan has been devastating. In the midst of increasing violence, with more individuals displaced in the past year than at any point in the 10-year conflict, the International Criminal Court is suspending its...
  • After Fox studio cuts sections, Morocco re-allows showings of Ridley Scott Exodus film

    After Fox studio cuts sections, Morocco re-allows showings of Ridley Scott Exodus film
    The Ridley Scott biblical epic "Exodus," that was banned in Morocco for violating Islamic precepts, will be shown once again in this North African country after the studio agreed to remove the offending passages. The Moroccan Cinematography Center issued...