Jun 17, 2016

The horror in Orlando

Despite some efforts by Democratic lawmakers, if the past is any precedent the massacre in Florida will have no effect on U.S. gun control laws.

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Jun 17, 2016

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in “great distress,” with many lacking food and health care, Niger’s interior minister said during a visit to the displaced Thursday. Boko Haram attacked a military post in Bosso in Niger’s ...

U.K. Labour lawmaker, 41, slain on street after meeting constituents

Jun 17, 2016

U.K. Labour lawmaker, 41, slain on street after meeting constituents

A British lawmaker who campaigned for the country to stay in the European Union was killed Thursday by a gun- and knife-wielding attacker in her small-town constituency, a tragedy that brought the country’s fierce, divisive referendum campaign to a shocked standstill. Jo Cox, a ...

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Jun 16, 2016

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Islamic State jihadis are still committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria, United Nations rights investigators said Thursday. “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Syria, said in a statement. “ISIS ...