All posts by Zainab Sheikh

BAMAKO, Mali | Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali’s nomadic Tuareg camps

BAMAKO, Mali  — A Tuareg leader says suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people in Mali’s eastern Menaka region during a series of attacks on their nomadic camps. Moussa Ag Acharatoumane of theTuareg self-defense group said Thursday that children as young as eight were among the victims of the attacks Tuesday and … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali’s nomadic Tuareg camps

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s last nationally circulated, opposition newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday. El Nacional‘s final edition will run Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication, leaders of the newspaper said. “We’ve endured longer than the others,” … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

NEW YORK | US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday as banks and retailers fall and smaller companies continue to take steep losses. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are climbing. It’s been a relatively calm day on Wall Street after stocks made several wild wings earlier in the week. The European Central Bank said it … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb

NEW YORK | As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has now been abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors — his longtime lawyer and the company that owns the National Enquirer tabloid — bringing a perilous investigation into his campaign a step closer to the Oval Office. Both Michael Cohen and American Media Inc. now say they … Continue reading NEW YORK | As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Some commuters who use the Holland Tunnel from New Jersey into New York City think the agency that operates it needs better editing — or a remedial design class. Wreaths have adorned the entrance to the heavily used tunnel around the holidays for decades. But this year’s configuration is causing a … Continue reading JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore

MOJAVE, Calif. | The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. — The Latest on a test flight of Virgin Atlantic‘s space tourism rocket ship (all times local): 8 a.m. Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of space. Virgin Space Ship Unity was released from a carrier aircraft over California’s Mojave … Continue reading MOJAVE, Calif. | The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight