The Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq, and are mostly Muslim
A jihadist group that has claimed responsibility for other attacks in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan said it was behind at least one of the deadly shootings in southwestern France, according to the SITE monitoring group. The gunman believed to be behind the attack
Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is over, rep
Toulouse shooting: The 31-hour standoff between French authorities and Islamic-extremist Mohammed Merah ended with a series of loud explosions and gunfire. According to multiple news sources citing police officials, the commotion was the beginning of a raid an
Madonna turned down calls to boycott St. Petersburg after the Russian city passed a law punishing people for promoting homosexuality to youth, saying she would instead use her August concert there to speak out.
Every day on World Now, we choose a striking photo from around the world. Today we were arrested by this shot of a girl waiting to be evacuated from Yemen and taken back to her home country of Ethiopia.
The gunman who confessed to a series of killings of French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren was laid to rest in France on Thursday, one week after he was killed at the end of a marathon standoff with police. Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old man believed to hav