Karen Uitomo

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Brian Williams explains how he 'misremembered' the Iraq helicopter incident

The interview gives the fullest explanation we've seen from Williams about how he misremembered an incident in which a helicopter ahead of his got shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003.<p>Williams has recounted this story several times over the past 12 years and has embellished his …


Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Nigeria's military has repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.<p>Heavily armed gunmen had attacked the southern edge of Maiduguri at roughly 3am local time (02:00 GMT) on Sunday, setting off …

North Africa

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city in second takeover attempt

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Boko Haram failed attempts to seize the key Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, the militants' second attack there in a week.<p>Islamist extremists tried to enter Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, during a predawn attack after the army fought them off last week.<p>Gunfire …


Egyptian court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

Proponents of outlawed group were convicted of playing a role in killings of 16 police officers in 2013<p>An Egyptian court has sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death as authorities continue to crack down on Islamists.<p>The men were convicted of playing a role in the …

Israeli plans for new settlement construction irk U.S., Palestinians

Israeli plans to advance settlement construction in the West Bank drew sharp rebukes Friday from the United States and<p>Palestinian Authority, adding to already strained relations.<p>The Israel Land Authority on Thursday invited bids to build 450 apartments earmarked for four settlements, including …

Middle East