The Washington Post

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:24
Last month, Nigeria completed a competitive national election in a peaceful and transparent manner.This election was a landmark victory for democracy in Africa and for struggling people everywhere, and the U.S. president’s participation at the inauguration would make a powerful statement of hope and renewal.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 06:36
Yemen’s humanitarian cease-fire came under significant strain in its first 24 hours Wednesday, disrupted by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike, fighting in a strategic province and shelling by coalition warships west of the port city of Aden.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 07:12
Hundreds and possibly thousands of boys are fighting in Yemen’s conflict, according to rights groups and aid workers. Many are between the ages of 13 and 16, the groups say. Experts cite worsening poverty in the Arabian Peninsula country as a major reason children are joining armed groups.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 07:08
Persian Gulf leaders, set to convene at a Camp David summit this week, are pressing President Obama to strengthen the U.S. security relationship with the region and expand military assurances to address their growing concerns about Iran, U.S. and regional officials said.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 06:51
Nigerian army doesn’t have a history of desertions. But as the military has escalated its fight against Boko Haram, the reported cases of mutiny have appeared to surge.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 07:13
Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have converged on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 05:14
A growing political crisis is threatening to plunge Burundi into renewed bloodshed a decade after it emerged from civil war, with over 40,000 people already fleeing the country, officials say.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 07:26
The United States will provide an extra $45 million for the United Nations to help an overwhelmed Kenya cope with 600,000 refugees fleeing civil unrest, terrorism and violence in Somalia and South Sudan.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 07:00
The skies above the U.S. military’s counterterrorism hub on the Horn of Africa have become chronically dangerous, with pilots forced to rely on local air-traffic controllers who fall asleep on the job, commit errors at astronomical rates and are hostile to Americans, documents show.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 06:29
U.S. allies in the Middle East have ramped up their support for rebels fighting against Syrian forces in recent months, potentially widening a gulf over strategy between the Obama administration and its regional partners.