May 11, 2019

Egyptian woman goes on hunger strike after son killed by celebratory gunfire at wedding

Getty Images (CAIRO) -- Pictures, paintings and drawings of a smiling 13-year-old who was killed by celebratory gunfire adorn the Cairo home of Marwa Kenawy, a heartbroken mother who is relentlessly calling for justice for her son. Youssef El-Arabi was struck in the head by machine gun rounds fired from a nearby wedding on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital two years ago, falling into a coma before succumbing to his wounds 12 days later. Four people received sentences of up to seven years in ..
May 11, 2019

US deporting more and more people to Eritrea – a country it says tortures and kills its citizens

Pacific Press via Getty Images, FILE(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea -- a country that President Donald Trump's government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. The plight of Eritrean refugees, while relatively small, strikes at the heart of the ongoing dispute in America over who is enti..
May 10, 2019

French forces rescue American during raid to free tourists in Burkina Faso

iStock/MicroStockHub(PARIS) -- French soldiers led a raid to rescue two tourists who had been kidnapped in the West African country of Burkina Faso, and ended up also freeing an American and a South Korean who they were unaware were being held. Several U.S. officials told ABC News that the U.S. government was unaware until Friday that the American woman was being held. The raid resulted in the death of two French soldiers. The two former French hostages and Korean hostage were brought to the Pre..
May 10, 2019

Pentagon deploying Patriot anti-missile battery to Middle East to further deter Iranian threat

Eugen Warkentin/U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military is deploying a Patriot anti-missile battery to the Middle East to further deter threats from Iran, the Pentagon announced on Friday. The Pentagon would not specify the location but a senior military official said it would arrive "relatively soon." The decision follows an announcement earlier in the week that the U.S. would deploy a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in response to indications that Iran and its pro..