Egyptian officials say ISIS militants abduct five people in Sinai
At least five Egyptians were abducted by Islamic State militants on Tuesday in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said.
Mali junta leader sworn in as president after second coup
Mali's coup leader Col. Assimi Goita was sworn in Monday as president of a transitional government, solidifying his grip on power in the West African nation after carrying out his second coup d'etat in nine months.
Clowns used to teach landmine safety to children
Clowns Without Borders, a nonprofit that performs in refugee camps, conflict zones and natural disaster sites around the world, is working with the Mines Advisory Group to create online content to reach audiences after in-person events were halted due to the pandemic.
Court-martial for Marine Raider accused in Green Beret’s death in Mali to begin Monday
The court-martial for a Marine Raider charged with murder and other crimes in the 2017 strangulation death of a Green Beret in Mali is set to begin Monday on Naval Station Norfolk, Va., officials announced Friday.
As COVID-19 collides with HIV/AIDS, the pandemic may be taking an ominous turn
As the world's less affluent countries scramble for COVID-19 vaccine and contend with deadly surges of the disease, researchers in South Africa have just documented an ominous development: the collision of the pandemic with HIV/AIDS.
Lakenheath US airman's deployment spurs effort to aid Maasai village in Kenya
An airman is working to help a Kenyan village that relies heavily on tourism rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
Mali defies regional bloc to name junta leader interim president
Military Vice President Assimi Goita was appointed president of Mali’s interim government despite widespread calls for a return to civilian rule.
After escaping war, Wash. refugee hopes US citizenship will help her family reunite
With fewer than 1% of the world’s more than 26 million refugees resettled each year, according to the United Nations, getting a chance to move to a country like the United States is akin to winning the lottery. But accepting that golden opportunity almost inevitably means leaving loved ones behind.
US Army's Zana takes command of East Africa-based task force
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana will oversee operations based out of the Pentagon’s hub in Djibouti.
Marines in Europe and Africa get new boss
A two-star general took command Thursday of Marines in Africa and Europe, where the service has expanded its mission in recent years with a heavy focus on security in the Arctic region.