• Angelina Jolie Jun 21

    Angelina Jolie Visits Burkina Faso as U.N. Special Envoy

    Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their own insecurity, and said the world isn’t doing enough to help

  • Burkina Faso Jun 5

    Burkina Faso Says at Least 100 Civilians Killed in Attack

    Burkina Faso’s government says gunmen killed at least 100 civilians in a village in the north Sahel region

  • Burkina Faso Dec 25, 2019

    35 Civilians, 80 Jihadists Killed in Burkina Faso Attack: President

    Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with security forces left 80 jihadists dead, the West African nation’s president announced late Tuesday. The violence, which erupted in the town of Arbinda in Sahel region near the country’s border with Mali, lasted for several hours, according to a military…

  • attack Dec 2, 2019

    Burkina Faso Leader Says 14 Slain in Attack on Church

    The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso has confirmed that 14 people were killed in an attack on a Protestant church in the country’s east. Going on Twitter, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said Sunday that he condemned “the barbaric attack” in the town of Hantoukoura. He said several people also were wounded. Kabore offered his “deepest...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2019

    Dark Skies: UN Meeting Reveals a World in a Really Bad Mood

    The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a “bloodbath.” Governments aren’t working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations. Helplessness. Hopelessness. “The problems of our times are extraordinary,” Ibraham Mohamed Solih, president of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean island nation threatened by...

  • Catholic Church May 12, 2019

    Gunmen Attack Catholic Church in Burkina Faso; 6 Killed

    Authorities say gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing a priest and five worshippers. The attack on Sunday took place in Dablo, about 124 miles from the capital, Ouagadougou. Urbain Kabore, a government spokesman for the West African country’s Sahel region, said the gunmen also set fire to a health center and destroyed all places serving alcohol.

  • United States May 10, 2019

    American Among 4 Hostages Rescued in Burkina Faso

    Four hostages were rescued in West Africa overnight, including an American woman, French authorities said Friday. NBC News reported that two French nationals and a South Korean were also rescued in an operation in Burkina Faso that left two French commandos dead. The rescued French citizens had vanished on May 1. It wasn’t immediately clear when or where the American...

  • Associated Press Apr 22, 2019

    Sri Lanka Gov't Was Warned About Bombing Threats: Officials

    An extremist group had threatened bombings in Sri Lanka before explosions killed more than 250 people there on Easter Sunday, according to the health minister. he said intergovernmental strife was to blame for the lack of response.

  • Kenya Apr 20, 2018

    Julian Lennon's Environmental Books Hope to ‘Empower' Kids

    The firstborn son of the late John Lennon is the co-author of “Heal the Earth,” the second in his picture book series teaching kids as young as 3 ways to help the planet.

  • Department of State Apr 11, 2018

    US Military Opens Annual Counterterrorism Training in Niger

    Six months after the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger led to questions about the military’s presence in the West African nation, the U.S. special operations command in Africa on Wednesday opened its annual Flintlock exercise there. The 10 days of counterterrorism training for special forces is meant to strengthen West African nations’ ability to combat the growing threat from...

  • OFFICER Mar 29, 2018

    Group's Horrific Photos Offer Evidence of Syrian War Crimes

    A trove of leaked photos and documents form a “paper trail of war crimes” by the Syrian government that give stronger evidence than what convicted the Nazis at Nuremberg, according to the human rights group processing them. NBC News reported that the 140-person Commission for International Justice and Accountability has been documenting human rights abuses by Syrian officials since civil...

  • OFFICER Mar 28, 2018

    Smugglers' Latest Tactic Has Migrants Take to Europe's Skies

    A month after squeezing into a rubber boat to cross a frigid river on the Greek-Turkish border, Syrian refugee Mohammad al Jarad sat in a chartered private jet leaving a small Greek airport for France. The travel upgrade was the latest ploy by international smuggling gangs, which are exploiting rules meant to ease travel within Europe to spirit out well-paying…

  • head Mar 26, 2018

    UN Food Agency Boss Warns of Migrant Crisis Triggered by ISIS' Spread to Africa

    The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, said many of the militants who fled Syria amid the collapse of the Islamic State group’s self-described caliphate had...

  • army Mar 19, 2018

    Extremists Stage Deadly Attacks in Burkina Faso Capital

    Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso’s capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. All eight militants were slain by security forces. The violence, which the government called a terrorist attack, marked a further deterioration in former French colony’s perilous security situation. Islamic militants...

  • Captain Aug 14, 2017

    At Least 18 Killed in Attack on Restaurant in Burkina Faso

    Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis center asking about her colleagues. “I just want to go to the hospital and see who is still alive,” the distraught young woman, who was still dressed in her uniform,...

  • Mexico Dec 8, 2016

    Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of...

  • South Florida Jan 18, 2016

    South Florida Youth Pastor Killed in Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack

    A South Florida youth pastor was one among more than two dozen killed by Al-Qaeda linked militants in an attack in the capital of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

  • United States Jan 16, 2016

    Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Attack in Burkina Faso

    Thirty-three hostages, including a government official, were freed in Burkina Faso Saturday, hours after Islamist militants stormed a hotel in the nation’s capital, according to officials and witnesses, NBC News reported. Clement Sawadogo, Burkina Faso’s minister of public service, labour and social security, were among those freed and taken to a hospital, Remis Dandjinou, the country’s communications minister, said on...

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