60 Women and Girls and 31 Boys Kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and young girls, as well as 31 boys, in restive northeast Nigeria, a local...

Lawyer says Meriam Ibrahim, Who Refused to Renounce her Faith in Christ, has Been...

A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death because she declined to renounce her Christian faith has been freed, her lawyer said Monday. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim,...

International Outcry After Egypt Sentences 3 Al Jazeera Journalists to Prison

An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related...

In Cairo, Kerry Addresses Brotherhood Crackdown and Iraq Crisis With Egypt’s New President

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks on Sunday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo over concerns about Egypt's crackdown on the...

Mauritanians Vote in Presidential Election Amid Opposition Boycott

Mauritanians voted on Saturday in an election certain to return President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to office for another five years, but he struggled...

U.S. Cuts Aid to Uganda, Cancels Military Exercise Over Law that Punishes Homosexual Behavior

The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law...

Report says Hundreds of Egyptian Women and Girls are Being Kidnapped and Forced into...

Fifteen-year-old Amira Hafez Wahim slipped out of the Christian church in Luxor, Egypt, where she had attended services with her mother in February, promising...

Doctors Without Borders says Ebola Epidemic is ‘Out of Control’

A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is “totally out of control” and that the medical group...

United States Cuts Funds to Uganda, Cancels Military Exercise as Punishment for Anti-Homosexuality Law

The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law...

Nigeria Announces Boko Haram Senior Commander and 485 Members Have Been Arrested

Hours after an attack killed at least 21 young soccer fans watching a televised World Cup match, Nigerian security forces announced they had arrested...

Religious Leaders Demand Government Action After Deadly Terror Attack In Kenya

Christian and Muslim leaders united Tuesday (June 17) to demand government action after a deadly terror attack in Kenya’s coastal region. On Sunday and Monday,...

Kenyan President says Recent Attacks Were Carried Out by “Local Political Networks,” Not al-Shabab

Kenya’s president said Tuesday that lethal assaults over the past two days that left an estimated 65 people dead were the work of “local...

Israeli Foreign Minister Leading Delegation of 50 Businessmen to Africa

Israel’s government is leading 50 executives this week on a tour of Africa in a bid to diversify business interests amid the threat of international boycotts...

Islamic Militants Suspected of Kidnapping 2 Christians in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Masked armed men, suspected to be Islamic militants, kidnapped two Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in two separate incidents, and clashes between Egyptian...

Dozens of Somali Extremists Kill 48 in Terror Attack on Kenya Town

Dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire,...

Benghazi, Libya, Rocked by Fierce Fighting

At least four people have been killed in clashes in Benghazi between forces loyal to the former general Khalifa Haftar and fighters he has declared...

Boko Haram Behind Deadliest Killing Spree Since 9/11

The abduction by Islamic extremists of nearly 300 girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, has sparked global outrage and drawn a spotlight on...

Former Nigerian President says Some Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram May Never Return

Some of the schoolgirls abducted by militant group Boko Haram may never return home, Nigeria's influential former president Olusegun Obasanjo said, in some of...

U.S. Secretary of State Condemns Sudan Over Continued Imprisonment of Christian Meriam Ibrahim

US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning...

Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 8 People, Burn Down Church In Nigeria Village Attacks

Gunmen killed at least eight people and burned down a church in attacks on two villages in Nigeria's central Plateau state on Wednesday, a...