For Somalis, 2014 Marked by Political Instability Within Government
While Somalia has long been torn apart by warfare and violence, this year one of the country's biggest challenges has come from within the government, as political infighting curtails the country's progress, threatens security gains and disappoints the international community.
Former employees accuse Hertz of harassment and discrimination in Minnesota lawsuit
Six former employees of the Hertz Corp. at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have sued the rental car company, saying that managers routinely demeaned their religion and fired them after imposing arbitrary prayer rules for Muslims.
Africa’s Lions Endangered By Controversial 'Canned' Hunting Industry
African lions are fast becoming an endangered species. Their numbers have been cut in half since 1980, and today experts estimate there are between 23,000 and 39,000 wild lions on the continent. For just a couple hundred dollars tourists in South Africa can play with lion cubs or take others on a walk. And for just a few thousand dollars they can shoot -- and kill -- one in a confined space.
Al-Shabaab forcefully takes livestock under ruse of zakat
Al-Shabaab says it collected $9 million worth of livestock as annual alms from residents in 2014, but religious leaders and residents say the animals were looted and the group's methods are contrary to Islam.