Sweden Officially Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset
Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
We’re not out of the woods yet, says Somali minister
Internal strife and prolonged civil unrest have pushed Somalia to the brink in the past few years. The country’s leadership is split between fighting terror groups like Al Shabab on one side and working to build institutions, improve public security and establish a powerful army.
Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear
The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.
Death Penalty for Apostasy Not Justifiable in Islam - Somali Scholar
Somali author Abdisaid Abdi Ismail has come under intense scrutiny after publishing a Somali language book titled "The Rule of Apostasy in Islam: Is it True?" in which he argues that there is no religious justification for killing people for apostasy.
Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed
Following President Sata’s death of Zambia, an interim leader has been appointed. The new ruler, who is set to be head of state for about 90 days, until the new election, is the first white man in the place of the president in Africa since F.W. de Clerk ruled in South Africa from 1989 to 1994. Zambian Vice President, Guy Scott, is now the new interim leader and is set to take the reigns until another president can be chosen.