The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, where their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements, including al-Shabab in Somalia, ISIS affiliates in the Sahel region and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
President Barack Obama speaks to the Democratic National Convention tonight. The world is watching. Lisa Mullins speaks with two foreign correspondents: Laure Mandeville of France's Le Figaro, and Nathan Guttman of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority.
Michelle Obama stepped to the podium of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and defended and humanized her husband, President Barack Obama. In so doing, did she embrace an age-old stereotype of the first lady as cheerleader-in-chief?
For three years now, Vernon Yates has been trying to catch a wild monkey that's made the streets of Tampa, Fla., his home. Sure, Yates has captured and kept countless other mischievous or troubled animals in that time, but this silver macaque has somehow eluded him.
The political conventions this time of year are a time for politicians and their parties to woo and reward the big money that's driving their campaigns. At the Republican Convention this week, and next week's Democratic convention, there are a number of opportunities for the politically powerful to connect.