AFRICA: Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts, and donors should back such a move, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said.
AMERICAS: The Mexican government says a natural gas plant and a wind farm to produce electricity will be the first two projects under a U.S.
AFRICA: The U.N.-backed Libyan government says it has taken back a strategic town near Tripoli from forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar.
AMERICAS: The Venezuelan government said it has derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot by officers to assassinate President Maduro and install a general in his place.
AFRICA: West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death toll suffered by the insurgents in the last six months, a regional military task force said.