At Least Seven Dead In Attacks On UN's Timbuktu Headquarters

World | Thomas Phippen
UN peacekeepers stand guard in the northern town of Kouroume, Mali, May 13, 2015. Kourome is 18 km (11 miles) south of Timbuktu. REUTERS/Adama Diarra

‘An attack has been launched’

Man Freed From Al-Qaida After Five Brutal Years

World | DCNF Intern
Militants belonging to Somalia?s Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab Islamists stand in formation on October, 21, 2010 during a show of force in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. A Briton held hostage for close to a week in Somalia flew out of the country and was headed for Kenya on Octobner 21, a day after being released by his captors, AFP PHOTO/STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

‘He is doing well and is overwhelmed by everything going on’

Trudeau Getting Cold Feet With UN Mission To Mali?

World | David Krayden

‘We have a difficult history in Africa as peacekeepers and we need to…make the right decisions…’

EU Prepares For New Migrant Crisis Reaching 'Record Levels'

World | Jacob Bojesson
A rescue boat of the Spanish NGO Proactiva approaches an overcrowded wooden vessel with migrants from Eritrea, off the Libyan coast in Mediterranean Sea August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Thousands have drowned

LIVE UPDATES: 170 Hostages Taken By Islamists In Mali

World | Reuters
FILE -- People seeking refuge from Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA display a Malian flag in a military camp in the northern town of Kidal,

Reports say some of the hostages have now been freed

French President Promises: 'We Will Be Ruthless'

World | Blake Neff
French president Francois Hollande speaking after Paris attacks [Twitter screengrab]

‘We will lead the fight’

War On Drugs Is Failing And Hammering The World's Poor, Says Christian Charity

World | Guy Bentley
An Ivory Coast drug enforcment gendarme

The drug war is destroying governance in the developing world

Pat Robertson: Islam only has a 'religious veneer' [VIDEO] - TheDC

US | Brendan Thomas
U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson speaks at press conference. Emilio Morenatti/AP.

Televangelist: It’s really a political and economic system

Mali: Suicide bombing adds to fears of instability

World | Anne Hobson
APTOPIX Mali Fighting

French-led troops have driven Islamist militants from the main towns in Northern Mali

The next al-Qaida safe haven? Understanding the jihadist threat in Mali

World | Jamie Weinstein

The most comprehensive and succinct overview of the conflict you are likely to find anywhere

Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of ancient manuscripts

World | The Guardian

‘It’s true. They have burned the manuscripts’

Islamist rebels gain ground despite intense French air strikes [VIDEO] - AP

World | Associated Press
French Air Force

Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday

Radical Islamists stone couple to death in northern Mali - The DCNF

World | Zachary Huffman
Somalia al-Qaida

Radical Islamists stone a couple to death in front of onlookers

Women's empowerment programs hurt women

Opinion | Carey Roberts

Congress should consider cutting off funding to feminist-inspired programs that hurt women.

G8 nations intervene in Islamic militant kidnappings - AP

World | admin

The group plots to save seven hostages held by a group associated with al-Qaida in northwest Africa

Niger rebel group infiltrates heavy security to kidnap foreigners - AP

World | admin

At least 12 foreigners have been snatched by al-Qaida in recent years

Referee back to work; FIFA declines to comment - NYT

Sports | interns

Koman Coulibaly back on the job as World Cup referee despite suspicions of an unjust call which cost American victory in the U.S.-Slovenia match