US troops to leave Niger by mid-September: Officials

(WASHINGTON) -- All of the remaining U.S. troops based in Niger will leave the country no later than mid-September, according to U.S. officials and a joint statement from the two countries.Both sides mutually agreed to a withdrawal deadline of September 15 after several days... Read More.

US State Department urges American citizens to leave Haiti

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department is encouraging American citizens to leave Haiti following an ongoing spate of gang violence.A series of coordinated gang attacks began against a number of government institutions last week, with prisons, dozens of police stations and the international airport... Read More.