One of the nine most wanted fugitives from the 1994 Rwandan genocide wasarrested in the Congo. Ladislaz Ntaganzwa, a Rwandan man with a $5m bounty on his head who had been on the run for 21 years, stands accused of participating in and inciting the genocide as mayor of Nyakizu.
Boko Haram suicide bombers killed eight in Cameroon Friday morning.
Extremist attacks have displaced thousands from islands in Lake Chad.
Violent clashes in Ethiopia have killed ten students after protests erupted against a planned expansion of Addis Ababa into nearby farmland.
The US has announced that it killed the Islamic State’s minister of finance, along with two other senior commanders, in an airstrike.
Here’s how the group is pulling in so much cash. The Treasury Dept. says that the Islamic State has made $1.5 billion from bank looting and oil sales. Even after their supply routes have been cut, the group shows serious resilience.
Reuters investigates the role of former Ba’athists in the formation of the Islamic State.
Syrian rebels and civilians have pulled out of the last opposition-held neighborhood in Homs.
The US says that an airstrike on a Syrian army position in eastern Syria wasactually carried out by Russia.
The high global demand for precision missiles (smart bombs) is putting a strain on US arms manufacturers.
Russia’s defense minister says that the country has carried out 4,000 sorties over Syria since the start of its air war, also saying that Russia has received 35 new ICBMs in 2015 to push forward their military modernization quest.
Turkey’s prime minister accused Russia of “ethnic cleansing” in Syria.
The Guardianobtained an internal Islamic State manual that offers insight into its state-building efforts.
Iraqi forces have retaken 60% of Ramadi from the Islamic State.
Shadi Hamid looks at the rationality of the Islamic State.
The Long War Journal explains why the Islamic State wants believers like the San Bernardino shooters to pledge allegiance before their deaths.
The Pentagon has proposed a string of new bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East to aid in the fight against the Islamic State.
Thousands of Syrian asylum seekers are being held in limbo at Jordan’s border.
Syrian opposition have agreed to UN-sponsored negotiations, but say Assad has to go.
“Farah” details to the BBC her torture in the hands of the Syrian government.
The Syrian government has no interest in defeating the Islamic State.
Baghdad is angry over a Turkish troop deployment into northern Iraq for which it did not give permission.
Turkey announced an expansion of the rights of the Alevi minority.