Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists

Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), the country’s interior minister said Sunday. Jeffery Woodke — the first American to be kidnapped in the west African country – was seized at gunpoint from his home in the central […]

Implementing Colombia peace deal ‘impossible’ without US aid

Implementing Colombia peace deal ‘impossible’ without US aid

The United States has lent a strong but subtle hand in helping the government of Colombia and FARC rebels reach a peace deal, but Washington is likely to have an outsized role as the plan’s bankroller. The government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) concluded a final deal on […]