Gunmen storm Paris satirical newspaper, killing at least 12
Masked gunmen opened fire Wednesday in the offices of a satirical newspaper in Paris that had faced previous threats for Muslim-related cartoons, killing at least 12 people before escaping in what France
UN Reports Big Increase in People Fleeing Conflict
The U.N. refugee agency reports conflicts forced a staggering 5.5 million people to flee their homes during the first six months of 2014. In its new report, the UNHCR says these newly uprooted people added to the record 51.2 million people who were forcibly displaced worldwide by the end of 2013.
The High Court in the United Kingdom (UK) has questioned a terrorism charge made by the government of Djibouti against Djiboutian businessman Abdourahman Boreh that had led to the freezing of his assets worldwide.
The Drive: Minnesota drivers are best in U.S., website says
Believe it or not, Minnesota has the best drivers in the nation.
That came as a big surprise to me, since on a daily basis I see motorists cut off other drivers, tailgate, drift into other traffic lanes, chat or text away on their cellphones, and engage in countless other menacing behaviors that don
Al-Shabaab 'disintegrating' after airstrikes, defections
As al-Shabaab's leaders are killed in targeted airstrikes and its fighters are defecting in large numbers, the Somali government and its allies have the opportunity to take advantage of the group's weakened state, analysts say.
Human rights groups are warning that Kenya's controversial Security Amendment Act still poses a threat to refugees' rights despite a high courtdecision on Friday that suspends parts of the bill for 30 days pending a full court hearing.
Somali media watchdog condemns latest arrest of journalists
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Monday condemned the arbitrary arrest of two broadcast journalists in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon by the Somali security forces, the latest in a string of harassment of journalists in Somalia.
France condemns attack near Mogadishu airport in Somalia
France condemned on Monday an attack a day earlier against the airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, while praising the response of local Somali security forces and African Union troops deployed in that country.