| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Is it safe there?" If you're heading out of the country for an upcoming spring or summer vacation, you may be asking that question. And the short answer is, "nowhere is completely safe, but you can avoid the worst trouble spots."
The starting point...
| Sep 17, 2013
The Kenyan parliament's recent vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court could undermine the trials of Kenya's president and deputy president. But even more alarming, the vote casts a shadow over the ICC's global mandate to effectively...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- One of the few shops that Kenyan soldiers didn't loot during last month's siege by terrorists of a Nairobi shopping mall was a local Bata shoe store, according to closed-circuit video footage.
Kenyan media have reported...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The gunmen appear calm, almost nonchalant as they saunter through a Kenyan shopping mall firing automatic rifles. Terrified shoppers dive for cover as bullets streak by.
Security camera video obtained by CNN from the Westgate mall in Nairobi provides...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As Ken Budd was turning 40, his father died of a heart attack. After the author heard from countless people about what an impact his father had made on their lives, he began to question his own purpose in the world. He began to do volunteer work and spent...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON — An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident.
Onyango Obama, half brother of the president's late father, came to the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:47 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto.
The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...