Technical glitches, Boko Haram violence hit Nigerian election
Abuja - Problems with new technology on Saturday forced voting to be extended in presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, as renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge polls.
Officials: Siege of gunmen in Somali hotel enters 2nd day
Gunmen from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, who had taken up positions in a hotel frequented by government officials and dignitaries killing at least nine people, were exchanging fire with government troops more than 12 hours later, officials said Saturday.
4 reasons you should care about Nigeria’s election
On Saturday, Africa’s most populous and oil-rich country will go to the polls. The election looks to be the tightest in the 16 years since military rule ended in Nigeria – and it appears likely that the contest between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari could devolve into violence.
In Minnesota, ISIS may be building on the recruiting networks once used by other terror groups
There's no shortage of news coverage about ISIS recruiters preying upon naive Western youth. But the story of American and European teens being lured into Islamic extremist groups pre-dates ISIS by a long stretch.
Airlines are rushing to adopt new cockpit security rules after the Germanwings crash
The Germanwings flight 9525 that officials say was likely intentionally crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz when the other pilot went to the toilet, was following current European guidelines for operating a commercial airline. The European Aviation Safety Agency’s regulations only require one pilot—and no additional crew members—to be present in the cockpit at any given time. Regardless, some airlines have already started to change their own policies so that no one is left alone in the cockpit in the future.