The United States has suspended embassy operations in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, because of concerns about the security of its personnel amid a rebel uprising, the State Department announced Friday.
The diplomatic guessing game that comes with every president's second term is sweeping swank salons from Washington to Hollywood, as big-time Obama supporters gossip about who is expected to get the coveted titles of Mister Ambassador or Madam Ambassador.
A government airstrike on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people Sunday, activists said, casting a pall over a visit by the international envoy tasked with negotiating an end to the country's civil war.
The foot soldiers searching the deep jungles on the hunt for African warlord Joseph Kony were convinced they had cornered his deputy as they exchanged gunfire with a band of Lord's Resistance Army rebels.
The hunt for the African warlord Joseph Kony is hopeless without more troops, an advocacy group said Friday, urging American forces to "play a more operational role" in the vast Central Africa jungle.
Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has survived on a steady regimen of rape, murder, pillage and abduction across East and Central Africa, remains a fugitive, as African Union countries struggle to coordinate their forces and amass the political will to bring justice to one of Africa's most infamous warlords.
President Obama on Friday gave seven countries listed by the State Department as doing little to control human trafficking — including Libya and Saudi Arabia — a pass on government-mandated sanctions and a loss of foreign aid, citing national security concerns.
The soldiers who staged a mutiny over the weekend near Madagascar's main airport were paid to take up the revolt, the head of security for the island's capital said Wednesday.
A surgeon said a 3-year-old South African girl who received a cloned skin transplant is likely to be discharged from the hospital next week.