Crisis in the Sahel Becoming Franceâ€™s Forever War
Riding along with French troops hunting Islamist militants in Franceâ€™s unwinnable West African war.
Canadian and Italian Hostages Are Freed in Mali After 15 Months
Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto went missing in December 2018, in an area known to be an Islamic State stronghold.
Desert Empires: Wonders to Behold
Two hundred rare objects at the Metropolitan Museum trace the remarkable history and cultural heritage of kingdoms on the rim of the Sahara.
France Agrees to Small Troop Increase, but Little Else, at Sahel Summit
President Emmanuel Macron and five African leaders agreed that French troops would remain in the fight against Islamist militants.
Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift
The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China.
Helicopter Crash in Mali Kills 13 French Troops
The midair collision of two helicopters was the deadliest incident in decades for the French military. The troops were part of a French force combating Islamist extremists.
Gunmen in Burkina Faso Attack Canadian Mining Company Convoy, Killing 37
The ambush, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.
Roadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say
The explosives were buried roughly three feet underground and positioned at a key choke point on a road that led to a shooting range frequented by American troops.
Why a Tax the U.S. Hasnâ€™t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World
Value-added taxes are popular in many countries, especially those that are less affluent. The great advantage is a built-in feature that deters tax evasion, an emerging body of research shows.
Navy SEAL Pleads Guilty in Case of Strangled Green Beret
The Navy SEAL said he had restrained Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar with duct tape as Sergeant Melgar was being strangled by another commando in Mali in 2017.
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