US and European troops train local militaries in counterterrorism tactics in the face of threats from Al Qaeda and criminals in West Africa.
05/13/2010 02:50 pm
In Pictures Insect swarms
Niger's junta flexed its political and military power in ousting a strongman who overstayed his electoral mandate. Secretly, many locals are happy with the Niger coup.
03/25/2010 04:41 pm
Julius Caesar was forewarned about the "Ides of March." March 15 wasn't his best day.
03/15/2010 10:20 am
The Palestinian government has indefinitely postponed a Miss Palestine contest in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where women often wear head scarves in public in deference to traditional Islam.
02/16/2010 03:09 pm
Iceland leads the list of the greenest nations. The US fell 22 places in the 2010 Environment Performance Index, but the study's researchers say that "murky" data makes the list imperfect.
01/28/2010 05:00 pm
There is growing concerns that Al Qaeda in Africa and Latin American drug cartels are working together. Latin American cocaine flights go to Africa, en route to Europe. Are Al Qaeda members on the empty planes back to Latin America?
01/15/2010 12:08 pm
To defend itself from terrorist attacks, the US should go on the offensive with a proactive strategy, like France.
01/12/2010 11:14 am
This weekend's Festival au Desert in Mali ended without incident, but risks remain high as Al Qaeda threatened Monday to kill a French hostage.
01/11/2010 11:15 am
A string of attacks by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in and around Mali has hurt the tourism mecca of Timbuktu. The popular Mali Festival au Desert was moved closer to the city yesterday for safety.
01/08/2010 01:40 pm