The Pentagon cannot confirm if Ahmed Abdi Godane, the appointed leader of Somali terrorist group al-Shabab, was hit in a U.S. air strike. The terrorist group is infamous for the attack last year on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.
The FBI needs your tips to track down the newest fugitive added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list, Liban Haji Mohamed. A reward of up to $50000 is available for information leading to Mohamed's arrest.
As Many Lose Interest in ‘Bring Back Our Girls,’Some Vow Not to Forget
Since world leaders and celebrities showed their support for the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign last spring, what has become of efforts to find and return the young female mass kidnapping victims of Boko Haram? Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports that many in Nigeria have lost interest in their fate, but a dedicated group keeps vigil.
Oscar Nominee Abderrahmane Sissako to Head Student, Short Films Jury at Cannes
Cannes Film Festival organizers said Tuesday that Director Abderrahmane Sissako, whose Timbuktu is nominated for the best foreign-language Oscar this year, will serve as president of the Cinefondation, or student, and short film jury at this year’s festival. Timbuktu, which brought home the French Lumiere award for best film and best director earlier this month and is also nominated for both categories in the Cesar awards later this week, was one of the critical favorites at last year’s...
Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production
More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again.
Many Cubans on Isla de Juventud in Cuba live in homes once owned by Americans before the revolution, which begs the question as US-Cuba relations thaw: Could U.S. families be compensated for their seized property?
Activists Criticize Kenya for Putting Muslim Groups on Shabaab Supporters' List
Rights groups criticized Kenya's government on Tuesday for including two prominent Muslim groups on a list of possible supporters of al Shabaab, the Somali Islamists behind this month's Garissa university attack that killed 148 people.
At Least 22 Killed In Clashes In Central African Republic
At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.
FBI Assist Indonesian Police In Probe Of American Death
Police said Monday, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Indonesian police in gathering evidence in the death of a Chicago-based woman whose body was found in a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali. No charges have been pressed over the murder of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack whose battered body was found by a taxi driver outside the St.