Police in northern Nigeria have freed 67 people who had been found shackled at an Islamic boarding school, officials say. The pupils, between the ages of seven and 40, told police they had been tortured and abused. Last month, more than 300 male students were freed from a similar boarding school in neighbouring Kaduna state. Islamic boarding schools, known as Almajiris, are common across the mostly-Muslim north of Nigeria. In a statement released on Monday, police said the boys and men were chai
Five French women have been sentenced to between five and 30 years in jail for trying to detonate a car bomb near Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris in 2016. The case is said to be the first to involve a group of women attempting to stage an Islamist attack in France. They failed to ignite half a dozen gas canisters placed in the vehicle. Inès Madani, Ornella Gilligmann, Sarah Hervouët, Amel Sakaou and Samia Chalel, now aged between 22 and 42, are all converts to Islam. Madani, who posed as a male Is
How much will Trump's incumbency help him in the 2020 election? Three consecutive two-termers in command of the presidency demonstrate the vast powers available to the modern-day incumbent. But Aaron David Miller writes that Trump might be changing the rules.
As a dozen Democratic presidential candidates descend on Ohio for their debate on Tuesday, a larger political question looms: Is Ohio still a winnable swing state worth fighting for in the general election?
Critics have skewered evangelicals for their steadfast support of President Trump, a man some say has flouted Christian values. But one group of evangelical leaders have largely escaped scrutiny: stars of contemporary Christian music, also known as CCM.
Former US national security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed about White House efforts to pressure Ukraine, he told an aide to alert a lawyer, US media report. Mr Bolton also reportedly warned that Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was "a hand grenade who's going to blow everyone up". Fiona Hill, a former official, told US lawmakers about the remarks on Monday. She testified behind closed doors as part of the impeachment inquiry. The probe, led by US Democrats, is looking into whether