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United States

Goran Tomasevic

Widowed, imprisoned, detained: remnants of Islamic State in limbo in Syria

Feb 12 2020

QAMISHLI, Syria In northeastern Syria, prisons and detention camps hold thousands of men, women and children whose lives are in limbo nearly a year after the final defeat of Islamic State to which they once belonged.

When raiders menace in northern Kenya, grab your guns

Sep 13 2019

ILEMI TRIANGLE, Kenya First, the scouts saw a footprint, then a suspected spy from a rival ethnic group, scuttling off into the bush.

Violence flares in northern Kenya as pressure mounts on villagers

Apr 25 2019

MAISA, Kenya Kenya's Chief Eipa Choro, 74, remembers when battles were fought with knives and spears. But now newcomers with far more firepower are taking lives in his region at the remote northern edge of the Rift Valley.

Terror of gang violence drives migrant caravans northward

Nov 21 2018

PUERTO CORTES PRISON, Honduras/MEXICO CITY Former Honduran policeman Ivan says he moved homes so many times to escape the street gangs that terrorize his Central American country that he lost count. Fearful his sons would have to join the gangs or be killed, he eventually joined thousands of Hondurans fleeing to the United States.

Charred bodies, wounded soldiers after Congo army victory

Feb 24 2018

MAPUBO, Democratic Republic of Congo Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash, a charred corpse inside a smoldering hut: this is all that remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the wake of what the Congolese army says was an important victory. | Video

Wider Image: Istanbul's back alleys and high streets teem with cats

Feb 08 2018

ISTANBUL In Istanbul's narrow backstreets, cats perch on rooftops and window sills, crouch on doorsteps and rest on nearly every corner.

Istanbul's back alleys and high streets teem with cats

Feb 08 2018

ISTANBUL In Istanbul's narrow backstreets, cats perch on rooftops and window sills, crouch on doorsteps and rest on nearly every corner.

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds

Jun 30 2017

MOSUL, Iraq/RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it from its de facto capital of Raqqa.

Fearing disease, Kenyans burn animal carcasses as drought deepens

Mar 22 2017

LOIYANGALANI, Kenya Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcases, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as their livestock starve to death in the region's worst drought in five years.

Terror on the Mosul front line

Mar 06 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Both screaming in terror, a father and the young daughter he cradled in his arm fled through the rubble-strewn streets of Wadi Hajar, transformed in a flash into a battleground between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi special forces.

World News

As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.