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In this image made from video, Burkina Faso soldiers walked outside the Guillaume Ouedraogo military camp in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Soldiers say military junta now controls Burkina Faso

More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta had seized control of Burkina Faso after the democratically elected president was detained following a day of gunbattles in the capital.

Britain’s anti-fraud minister Theodore Agnew resigned Monday Jan. 24, 2022, after he accused the government of failing to stop fraudsters  from abusing coronavirus business loans.

UK Minister quits over government inaction following COVID loan fraud

A UK minister in the ruling Conservative Party resigned after accusing Boris Johnson’s government of failing to properly root out fraud in a loan program introduced to help businesses though the pandemic.

Boris Johnson (4R) spoke with Chief Executive Professor Joe Harrison (R) when he visited a coronavirus vaccination training hub at Milton Keynes University Hospital, on Jan. 24, 2022.

UK to end COVID testing for vaccinated travelers

The UK will stop requiring vaccinated travelers to take a COVID-19 test after arriving in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

This satellite image was provided by Planet Labs PBC.

The United Arab Emirates says it intercepts two ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price.

US-backed Syrian force battles to regain control of prison for Islamic State suspects

A US-backed force in Syria said Sunday it was still fighting to regain full control of the country’s largest prison for Islamic State suspects, as the extent of the losses in a three-day standoff became clearer.

Protestors take to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.

Gunfire heard near Burkina Faso president’s home hours after army mutiny

Gunfire rang out late Sunday near the home of Burkina Faso’s embattled President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, raising the specter that a military coup might still be under way after mutinous soldiers seized a military base earlier in the day.

The US Marine Corps, the USS Portland.

US detains smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

The US Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) of illegal drugs in the same waters.

Soldiers stand outside a military base in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.

Heavy gunfire reported at Burkina Faso military base

Heavy gunfire rang out at a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital early Sunday, prompting fears that a coup attempt was underway after weeks of growing frustration with the government’s handling of the Islamic insurgency wracking the country.