Thursday, May 24, 2018

White House officials defend Somalia strategy as counterterrorism model

President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some...

Open-source Windows? The unthinkable is already happening, says Microsoft

However unlikely a future in which Microsoft makes Windows open source may sound, Microsoft has already taken considerable strides in that direction. But instead of...

Chad, Niger launch joint offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria

  Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria on Sunday, intensifying a regional offensive designed to defeat the Islamic...

17 people killed in armed clashes in Yemen

At least 17 people have been killed in heavy clashes between armed groups in Yemen’s central province of Bayda. Twelve people were killed when armed battles...

American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Avijit Roy, whose Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog championed liberal secular writing in the Muslim-majority nation, attacked along with his wife in Dhaka A prominent American blogger...

Jordan proposes prisoner swap, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear + Video

Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if...

Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

Thailand warned the United States against meddling in its political affairs on Wednesday, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a...

Africa’s Nobel Prize Winners

By Angela Thompsell African History Expert 25 Nobel Laureates have been born in Africa. Of those, 10 have been from South Africa, and another six were born...

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Somalia: PM names new ministers to complete cabinet

Somalia prime minister, Hassan Ali Khaire has appointed 6 new ministers, deputies and State ministers on Tuesday night to complete his cabinet, Garowe Online...

Turkey distributes 4,000 mosquito curtains in Djibouti

Aid is part of efforts to prevent malaria outbreak in tiny African nation Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed 4,000 mosquito curtains in southern and northern...

US has almost reduced its reputation to zero: Erdogan

UN vote on President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision shows us his action was rejected worldwide, says Turkish president The decision by the U.S. to move...