In interviews, girls and women rescued from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram last week say that the jihadists are desperately trying to sell the girls they have left to fund purchases of new weapons, which they severely lack.
German President Joachim Gauck has stirred his government by remarking in an interview that Germany should at least “consider” demands by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the nation pay billions of euros in reparations for the Nazi occupation of Greece.
In a tell-all autobiography to be released in English this year, Fidel Castro’s former bodyguard asserts that, while head of state, the Cuban dictator ran cocaine and marijuana trafficking operations “like a godfather.” The body guard also claims Castro executed some of his top officers to prevent further international attention for bolstering violent drug cartels.
On host David Webb’s eponymous radio show Friday, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino weighed in on the developing face of the War on Terror, blaming President Obama’s failure to enforce a red line on chemical weapons in Syria for growing chaos in Afghanistan and Iraq, and saying of the possibility that the Bush administration could have emphasized Afghanistan more as a warfront, “I don’t know if anything could have been done differently at that particular time.
A Syrian news outlet is reporting that Kobani, the Turkish/Syrian Kurdish border town that became the focal point of the war against the Islamic State before the terror group was ousted in January, is once again being targeted for capture now that the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga have evacuated.
The good news that up to 700 girls and women have been rescued from captivity under the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has been tempered this week by their stories, including those who lived to tell that the terrorists began stoning women and girls to death when they realized their captives were close to being rescued.
The FBI has confirmed Phoenix native Elton Simpson, a Muslim convert from Phoenix, Arizona, as one of the shooters responsible for attacking a Draw Muhammad Contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday. Simpson had been previously convicted of lying to the FBI about his jihadist intentions in 2010. Simpson made multiple pro-Sharia statements then that led the FBI to request, unsuccessfully, that he be placed on a no-fly list.
A tight-lipped Garland, Texas Police Spokesman Joe Harn refused to name either of the two men responsible for an attempted shooting at the Curtis Culwell Center on Sunday, where the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest was being held. Harn explained that the two men were shot almost immediately upon opening fire on police, and that no bombs were found in the men’s vehicle.
South African law enforcement has arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg, following weeks of violent attacks on known foreigners and foreigner-owned small businesses by South African natives for unspecified “criminal activity.” The number of those arrested in one night is about 100 less than the total of those arrested for participating in riots and attacks that have taken the lives of seven and caused an international firestorm against the South African government.
A group of North Korean diplomats nearly prevented the conclusion of a United Nations panel on human rights in the rogue nation Thursday, as one man refused to stop talking over dissidents giving witness to the horrors of the Kim Jong-Un regime until security was called to remove him.
The Nigerian war against jihadist terror group Boko Haram now has two clear fronts: the Sambisa forest, a northeastern enclave said to be the last stronghold of the group; and Lake Chad, whose islands are becoming increasingly easy targets for Boko Haram to hit.
The parents of more than 200 girls who remain missing from the Nigerian town of Chibok expressed outrage at the federal government following the announcement that hundreds of female captives had been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists, but none were the famed missing girls of Chibok. “To us, the government no longer has credibility,” said one parent.
Days after being pulled back from leading the Greek diplomatic team in talks with the European Union regarding the nation’s astronomical debt, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife, Danae Stratou, were the victims of an anarchist mob attack while dining out.
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs under George W. Bush, Roger Noriega, asserted in multiple interviews this week that the United States has ample evidence that high-ranking government Venezuelan officials are involved in cocaine trafficking, and that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has used drug money to run his campaign.
Five of the six former Guantánamo Bay detainees being hosted by Uruguay are refusing to sign an accord with the local United Nations body that would pay for their rent and utilities for one year, demanding that the United States subsist their lives and claiming they were promised three years of free living in the Latin American nation.
The Venezuelan government will begin rationing electrical supplies this week in response to high demand triggered by heat. Public employees will only have to work six hours a day until further notice, and police units will be sent to inspect private businesses to ensure they only use their allotted amounts. Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza blamed the measures on climate change.
A video has surfaced on Facebook of a group of about 12 Cuban refugees halfway through their voyage to Miami on a tiny motorboat, displaying their rudimentary navigation technology and hoping to make it ashore in America “with luck.”
The tiny village of Damasak in northeast Nigeria is arguably the most terror-ravaged in the region, save those completely razed to the ground. After months of fighting terrorist group Boko Haram and finally being able to survey the damage of their occupation, Nigerian authorities discovered “hundreds” of decaying bodies lining the streets, homes, and businesses of what is now a ghost town.
South African President Jacob Zuma has angered the heads of neighboring countries by suggesting that they have “contributed” to an eruption of violence in which South Africans have killed seven foreign nations and destroyed dozens of businesses after the Zulu King compared foreigners to “head lice.”
Cuba’s Catholic churches have become battlegrounds against pro-democratic movements, as the Ladies in White, a dissident group composed of mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters of political prisoners, insist on practicing their religion publicly. This has resulted in a larger number of arrests every week for the transgression.
The United States has announced a program to help the Colombian government rebuild areas of the country ravaged by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist terror group whose half-century of violence in the nation’s rural areas has significantly hindered the nation’s progress.
Before Australian physician Tareq Kamleh became the star of the latest Islamic State propaganda video, encouraging other professionals in the West to join the jihad in Iraq and Syria, he was a womanizing “creep” whom former colleagues claimed struggled with balancing his religion and rampant promiscuity.
The Turkish government announced it had captured 350 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from the port region of Mersin to Italy or the greater EU.
Months after accepting a pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, the Islamic State has released propaganda through its social media outlets in which the Nigerian group refers to itself as “Islamic State West Africa Province” (ISWAP), suggesting their merger is finally complete.
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has come under fire after a tweet appeared on his official account in which he promised to gift a Bentley vehicle to every Saudi pilot conducting airstrikes against Shiite Houthi targets in Yemen. The tweet was swiftly deleted, and Saudi media claimed it was the product of a “hack.”