Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.
About 2,000 ISIS fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a senior US official said on Friday.
A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.
The UN detailed more than 250 “extrajudicial or targeted killings” of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region from mid-March to mid-June, counting dozens of children among those massacred.
The deployment of 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro last week and the funeral on Monday for an unborn baby killed in one of numerous shootouts there were not part of Brazil’s plan for marking the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Games held in the city.
Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the US sued the US State Department on Friday for not processing their visa applications after President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban was reinstated.
Investigators working for US special counsel Robert Mueller, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser.
A former chief of staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state in two graft cases in which the Israeli leader has been questioned as a suspect.
We must fight our scepticism and indifference because elections continue to be an extremely important component of the continent’s growing democracies.
A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralise the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges.
Thousands of Kenyans started leaving cities before next week’s vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.
An Israeli court said that two police investigations in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned could result in corruption charges.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 for the Taylor Force Act, named after an American military veteran stabbed by a Palestinian in Israel.
Self-ruled island Taiwan has protested to Indonesia for sending more than 100 telecoms fraud suspects, including 22 Taiwan nationals, to China in the latest in a series of such deportations.
The president believed the benefits outweighed the potential short-term budgetary challenges, said Menardo Guevarra, senior deputy executive secretary.
Iraq’s Yazidis marked three years since Islamic State launched what the UN said was a genocidal campaign against them on Thursday, but their ordeal is far from over despite the ouster of the jihadist fighters.
High-grade military explosives used to build the bomb were sent by air cargo from Turkey as part of a plot by the militant ISIS group.
The UN said 20 prisoners, including at least five juvenile offenders, had been sentenced to death, and three men were at imminent risk of execution.
Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday.
There are detailed plans for the old city’s great medieval mosques, souks, bath houses and citadel from an earlier restoration that should allow exact reconstruction.
Sources said US special counsel Robert Mueller had also convened the grand jury investigation to help examine allegations of Russian interference.
Two decades of brain research have provided hints of a biological origin to being transgender, but no irrefutable conclusions.
A ban on travel by US passport holders to North Korea will take effect on September 1 and Americans in the country should leave before that date, the US State Department said on Wednesday.
Buses carrying Syrian militants and refugees left a Lebanese border area bound for rebel-held Syria on Wednesday, under a deal made after Shi’ite Hezbollah routed Sunni Islamist Nusra Front insurgents in their last foothold at the frontier.
Tensions between Washington and Beijing have escalated in recent months as Trump has pressed China to cut steel production and rein in North Korea.
The attack was a reminder of the dangers posed to US forces in Afghanistan as Donald Trump weighs sending thousand more troops to America’s longest war.
Iran had already said it would complain to the body that oversees the 2015 deal, under which curbed its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief.
The assembly is meant to be a legislative super-body designed to give Maduro powers to rewrite the constitution and sideline the opposition-led congress.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said he and President Trump discuss how to use the international agreement to advance administration policies.
Trump’s national security adviser H.R.McMaster had moved to replace Cohen-Watnick when concerns were raised in back in March.
The “Hamilton 68” dashboard was built by researchers with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project set up to counter Russian disinformation campaigns.
But the support was less than expected, raising questions about the future of his economic reform agenda and how he will fare in future Congressional votes.
A Boko Haram faction with ties to ISIS and responsible for the kidnapping of a Nigerian oil prospecting team which led to at least 37 people being killed has become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organised attacks.
Trump, frustrated by US ineffectiveness in the Afghan war, suggested firing his Afghanistan army general after a meeting that ended in a shouting match, according to officials.
The doctor is accused of 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 allegations of sexual assault.
If passed by the Congress and signed into law, the legislation could benefit highly-educated and technology professionals from countries like India.
Beijing has repeatedly blocked India’s move to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed leader under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council.
Given North Korea’s comfort with isolation, it’s odd that the US can’t think of any other way of dealing with the country than to increase that isolation.
The projects, on about 24 km of the frontier extending east from the Pacific Ocean, are part of Donald Trump’s planned wall between the US and Mexico.
The figures were provided to the US military by the Afghan government and were consistent with those from the last year, says a US congressional watchdog.