U.S. Marines arrive in Syria to provide artillery support in fight against ISIS

A contingent of several hundred Marines has arrived in Syria to provide artillery support to U.S.-backed Syrian rebels preparing to retake Raqqa, ISIS's de facto capital in Syria, according to a U.S. military official.

Pope warns against Trump, other populists govts

Pope Francis warned against the rising tide of populism in an interview with German paper Die Zeit this week, reigniting an ongoing search for subliminal criticism of President Trump in the pope’s words.


Robbers 'pose as police' in Johannesburg airport heist


Armed thieves masquerading as police have carried out a robbery at Johannesburg's international airport in South Africa, reports say.

The thieves are said to have driven into a restricted zone on Tuesday evening and taken containers of cash.

Couple 'detained in UAE over sex


A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex, a relative says.

Morocco applies to join West African regional economic bloc

Morocco is applying to join the Economic Community of West African States, the bloc confirmed Tuesday, a move that some analysts see as a continuation of checkbook diplomacy to consolidate the North African kingdom's claim on Western Sahara.

Woman, 33, dies trying to rescue dog

Transgender Pakistani women arrested in Saudi Arabia, two killed

How I was abused, by slain eight-year-old girl

.From her diary


U.S.: Why Muhammad Ali’s son was detained at Florida Airport

Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the legendary boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, was detained by immigration officials at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for hours on February 7, according to reports.

Malawi albino attack survivor: 'I am too scared to sleep'

Femia Tchulani survived an attempted kidnapping in Malawi by people wanting to kill her for her body   parts.