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Hissène Habré, Ex-Ruler of Chad, Loses War Crimes Appeal
The ruling cemented a legal victory for human rights advocates and Mr. Habré’s victims that could be used to prosecute dictators around the world.
Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars
President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.
Rex Tillerson’s Maverick Oil Diplomacy
Rex W. Tillerson, former chief executive of ExxonMobil and Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, has conducted his own brand of oil-oriented diplomacy during his 41-year career at Exxon, a company that has often cut deals with authoritarian leaders of politically unstable countries.
He Helped Topple a Dictator. In New York, He’s Another Face in the Crowd.
Souleymane Guengueng was tortured and imprisoned in Chad. He has experienced financial troubles and bad luck in the Bronx. But he is not giving up.
Choosing the New York Times Pictures of the Year
How do you go through 180,000 images to find a handful that sum up the year? Jeffrey Henson Scales tells us how.
Win a Trip in 2017
Announcing my annual win-a-trip contest for a student to accompany me on a reporting trip.
Boko Haram Attacks Signal Resilience of ISIS and Its Branches
Renewed violence by a Boko Haram faction in Nigeria and Niger restores a deadly urgency to the conflict just as it seemed the militants were losing traction.
Habré Sentenced to Life in Prison
Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for war crimes.
Hissène Habré, Ex-President of Chad, Is Convicted of War Crimes
Mr. Habré, who led the African country from 1982 to 1990, was sentenced to life in prison for overseeing the suffering and death of his political enemies.
After Years of Distrust, U.S. Military Reconciles With Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram
Nigeria’s new president has focused on eliminating corruption in the military and, although doubts remain, the U.S. is ready to sell 12 warplanes to Nigeria.
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