US missionary kidnapped in southern Niger

An American citizen has been kidnapped in a village in southern Niger close to the border with Nigeria. No group has claimed responsibility so far.

Philip Walton had been living and working as a missionary in the area of Massalata for a year.

Libya to Release Russians Charged With Vote Meddling

Libya’s internationally recognized government has agreed to release two Russian political operatives who’ve been jailed for more than a year, officials said, signaling a detente with Moscow, which had backed a rival in a devastating civil war.

Erdogan finds advantages for Turkey in France boycott campaign

Relying on Kuwait’s Muslim Brotherhood, Ankara aims to embarrass Saudi Arabia.

The increasing calls in Kuwait to boycott French products seem less a spontaneous action to defend Islam and its Messenger than part of a plan to thrust Kuwait into the centre of a boycott movement aimed at embarrassing Saudi Arabia and showing that its boycott of Turkish goods and products is unjustified.