The flash of purple abayas at a conference in Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city, Jeddah, was more than a fashion statement. It’s a sign of the changes Jeddah is embracing as King Abdullah slowly loosens restrictions on women in his conservative land.
Gasto Ufiteumukinza spent 12 years in prison for murdering more than 30 people during the Rwandan genocide. Today, he lives among the families of those he killed, many of whom, he says, have forgiven him.
U.S. officials can’t be held liable for the death of an American al-Qaeda leader killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, a federal judge ruled, saying the courts have to stay out of military decision making.
Chad is withdrawing its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic because it wants to protect the reputation of its forces amid criticism they aren’t neutral, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat said.