| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Ex-Nigerian governor, James Ibori, pleads guilty to money laundering and fraud. Fomerly one of Nigerian's most influenital politicians, the former governor of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state, James Ibori, accused by British police of stealing $250...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Italy complained that it was not informed of a joint British-Nigeria rescue mission to free two hostages held by suspected Islamic terrorists in Nigeria. The two hostages, a Briton and an Italian, were both killed before they could be rescued....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A lone American appeared in a Cairo courtroom Thursday in a criminal case against civil society workers that has shaken Egypt’s new political establishment and strained relations between the U.S. and one of its closest Arab allies. Robert Becker, an...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:38 AM
From the plight of Pakistani acid attack victims to Syrian rebels girding for war, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news....
| Apr 8, 2012
| 1:00 PM
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called for an end to violence in Syria, as well as a renewed peace effort in the Middle East, in his annual Easter Mass message from the Vatican as Christians worldwide marked the holiday.
"May the risen Christ...
| Apr 7, 2012
"Wanna share Sangria?" his text said.
"Sure. Just walked in. Wearing a gold jacket."
"I'm in a white sweat shirt."
I walked into the crowded bar looking for an African man who led a nonprofit promoting social entrepreneurship among people of African...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 1:26 PM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A fatigued-looking Pope Benedict threw his weight behind a United Nations plan to end bloodshed in Syria in his Easter Sunday message, calling for "an immediate commitment" to peace efforts there.
The 84-year-old pope gave a...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The Midwest is often accused of parochialism — and Chicago theater assumed to be preoccupied with dysfunctional American families. But there has been the distinct flavor of Africa in the air these last few weeks. Chicago theaters have offered a...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:24 PM
Opponents of Shell Oil’s plans to explore for oil in arctic waters say Alaskans should pay attention to what’s happening in Nigeria, where Shell has shut down its Bonga Oil Field.
The well is located about 75 miles offshore, but Shell says it...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people Sunday, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion.
| Dec 25, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Terrorist attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion.
Authorities on Sunday...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Christmas cheer was replaced with blasts and bloodshed at churches in Nigeria.
Holy places in five Nigerian cities were targeted. Dozens died and many others were wounded.
A police station and a state security building were also bombed.