Militants carried out an attack on the Chevron platform in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.
Burundi’s police say 450 people have been killed in violence over the past year.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davotoglu announced his resignation Thursday amid reports of disagreements and differences with President Erdogan. With this resignation, America loses a friend in the Turkish government.
The Islamic State claimed control of the Shaer gas field in Homs.
Special Warfare Operator First Class Charles Keating IV is the third American combat death in Iraq since the start of the campaign against the Islamic State.
An Australian fighting for the Islamic State was killed in an air strike in Iraq.
A state of emergency was declared in Baghdad this week after protesters entered the protected Green Zone and took over parliament. The protesters, who support Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, have since left.
Long read: The Green Zone is emblematic of the “symbiotic relationship between terrorists and corrupt politicians.”
Two months after the bin Laden raid, the CIA station chief in Islamabad went home in failing health, with no clear cause. Both he and the agency grew to believe Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency had poisoned him. (There are skeptics.)