Bassem Mroue and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 4:10pm
Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400.
Abdi Guled, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 1:06pm
Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group.
A U.S.-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year.
Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 9:52am
The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.