Monday, December 15, 2014
Eight-year-old Rahma was on her way home from school when she was raped — another victim of a surge in child abuse that has been overshadowed by turmoil in Egypt.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to “humiliate and subjugate” his country.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Australia's government warned of further job losses Saturday as media reports said around 175 government agencies working in areas as diverse as Antarctic science and drought will be scrapped.
The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified “terrorists” on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won party primaries Thursday while the opposition coalition continued voting to choose a challenger for February presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The wife of a South African hostage who, according to American officials, was killed by a militant during an attempted rescue operation in Yemen said Tuesday that she forgives those who are responsible for his death.
Monday, December 8, 2014
U.S. officials have said they had no choice but to launch a special forces rescue operation in Yemen that ended with al-Qaida killing an American photojournalist and a South African teacher.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt, a raid U.S. President Barack Obama said he ordered over an “imminent danger” to the reporter.
Not many tourist spots boast of being dark and difficult to get to, but the Namib desert is one of a number of remote “Dark Sky Reserves” drawing in stargazers for a celestial safari.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor dropped all “crimes against humanity” charges against Kenya's president on Friday for lack of evidence, highlighting the court's problems in bringing to justice the high-ranking officials it has accused of atrocities.