IS victim's family relish prosecution

The family of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist murdered by the Islamic State group, said they were relishing seeing his killer face justice after the apparent executioner was named Thursday.

Lesotho army confined during polls

Lesotho's army will be confined to barracks when the small mountain kingdom votes Saturday in a snap election to break a political deadlock after an attempted coup last August.

China bans ivory carving imports

Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings, amid international criticism that rapidly-growing Chinese demand could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation.

Militant 'executioner' identified

A masked militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages has been identified by experts and the media.