Abandoned by Smugglers, 34 Migrants Die of Apparent Thirst in Sahara Desert
A group of migrants traveling from Niger into Algeria were found dead last week, abandoned by human traffickers who were leading them, the Niger Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The migrants are presumed to have died from extreme thirst, as is common in the scorching temperatures of the
Boko Haram Says 7 Dead in Attack on Niger Police Barracks
Boko Haram says 7 dead in attack on Niger police barracks, extremist group tracker reports
Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 18 at Funeral in Northeast
Nigeria: Boko Haram extremists kill 18 mourners at funeral in northeast, police say
New Video Released of Swiss Woman Abducted in Mali
An online monitor of jihadi groups says al-Qaida's north Africa wing has released a new video of a Swiss woman taken hostage in Mali in January
Niger : 34 People, Including 20 Children, Die Crossing Desert
Niger: 34 people, including 20 children, die crossing Sahara Desert toward Europe
Republican Presidential Debate
GOP presidential candidates meet head to head in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary.
'This Week' Transcript: Ben Carson and Sen. Bernie Sanders
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' ON JANUARY 3, 2016 and it will be updated. MARTHA RADDATZ : And let’s bring in Ben Carson , joining me now exclusively from Florida. Dr. Carson, happy new year, but I want to get right to the question. BEN CARSON (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thank you.
US Deploying 300 Troops to Cameroon to Help Fight Boko Haram
The White House informed Congress today that is has begun to deploy 300 armed U.S. Forces personnel to Cameroon as part of an effort to bolster that central African country’s fight against the violent extremist group Boko Haram . About 90 U.S. military personnel have already arrived in the region,