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Countries were ranked on prevalence of terrorism, homicide, organized crime and unreliable or corrupt police forces by the World Economic Forum.
A French airstrike on a terrorist camp in Mali killed a member of the senior leadership of the Islamic State affiliate in West Africa that killed four Green Berets in a deadly ambush in Niger last year, according to reports from the French military.
African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.
Witness reportedly claims Navy SEAL said he ‘choked out’ Green Beret, may have used duct tape in killing
A witness reportedly told officials that at least two Navy SEALs felt slighted by the Green Beret and planned on getting back at him.
The death of a Green Beret is under scrutiny after reports say he may have been killed by two Navy SEALs, after he declined to accept illicit money.
Even as ISIS' territorial control erodes in Iraq and Syria, ISIS-linked militants and fighters inspired by the group remain a threat around the world.
Officials say the ambush in Niger was partly attributable to a "massive intelligence failure," and they are investigating whether soldiers were lured into it.
Three US Army Special Forces troops were reportedly killed while conducting a patrol with Nigerien troops in southwest Niger on Wednesday.
The raid targeted the Radisson Blu hotel, in a neighborhood that is home to government ministries and diplomats.