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The Egyptian president has issued a law that broadens the state's definition of terrorism to include anyone who threatens public order "by any means," and gives authorities powers to draw up lists of alleged terrorists with little judicial recourse.
Foreign Service veteran Katherine Simonds Dhanani was nominated for the job, which will be based in neighboring Kenya until security conditions permit the embassy in Mogadishu to reopen, the State Department said.
Egypt has rejected a report by Amnesty International that said seven civilians were killed in airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Libya in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.
Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although witnesses also reported the Islamic extremists killed scores in attacks on other villages.
Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists' aggressive new branch in North Africa.
One person rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of a hotel in Somalia's capital, and another went through the gates and blew himself up, killing at least four people on Friday, including the deputy mayor and a legislator, officials said.
When Libya appeared on the edge of a humanitarian disaster during its 2011 civil war, President Barack Obama and other Western leaders sent in the cavalry: NATO warplanes with orders to protect civilians from slaughter by the country’s longtime leader, Moammar Gadhafi. But though worsening violence this week brought new calls for foreign intervention, world powers are unlikely to fly to the rescue again.
Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It's providing a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores.
The U.N. Security Council called an emergency session for Wednesday to address the explosion of terrorist violence in Libya, but world powers appeared sharply divided on how to deal with the country’s deepening turmoil.
Egypt is making an ambitious bid to place itself at the center of the fight against extremism across the Middle East. Beyond fighting militants in its own Sinai Peninsula, it is trying to organize an international coalition against the Islamic State in Libya and helping Saudi Arabia defend its borders.
Suspected Boko Haram extremists caused explosions which killed 37 people at a security checkpoint in northeastern Nigeria Tuesday, as extremists attacked a Cameroonian military base near the border with Nigeria, killing at least five soldiers, said officials and witnesses.
U.S. special operations forces kicked off three weeks of counterterrorism drills Monday in a series of western African states — including Niger and Chad — despite recent strikes by the insurgent group Boko Haram.
The uncharacteristic alacrity in the passing of the Clay Hunt Act provides hope that veterans’ needs remain on the minds of those who make our laws. It’s been on the minds of military members and their families for a long time.