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  • Uncertainty over US strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya

    Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target — the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas facility in 2013. But uncertainty still surrounds the U.S. airstrike in eastern Libya, and whether Mokhtar...
  • Sudan's al-Bashir returns home from South Africa

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Khartoum on Monday to cheers of supporters after leaving South Africa, where a court had ordered his arrest based on an international warrant for war crimes charges. Al-Bashir raised a stick in the air as he...
  • Minister: Suicide bombers kill 23 in attacks on Chad capital

    Suicide bombers on motorcycles simultaneously attacked two buildings including the national police academy in Chad's capital on Monday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 100 others, witnesses said. It was the first assault of its kind...
  • Al-Qaida leader not listed among dead from US Libya strike

    Al-Qaida and other militants in Libya on Tuesday released a list of names of those they say were killed in a U.S. airstrike over the weekend that does not include the raid's main target, al-Qaida-linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The al-Qaida-linked...
  • AU head Mugabe says international court unwelcome in Africa

    Zimbabwean leader and African Union chairman Robert Mugabe on Tuesday harshly criticized the International Criminal Court after Sudan's president dodged an international arrest order by leaving early from a meeting of the continent's leaders in South...
  • Police in helmets drag migrants from French-Italian border

    Italian police in riot gear forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants on Tuesday who had been camping out for days at Italy's Mediterranean border with France in hopes of going further north. Some of the migrants protested, grabbing onto signposts,...
  • Former Congo rebel leader's ICC trial to start in July

    The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda will start in July, weighing charges including murder, rape and using child soldiers. The court set the date Tuesday, a day after rejecting the idea of...
  • Egypt court confirms ousted President Morsi's death sentence

    Egypt court confirms ousted President Morsi's death sentence
    An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over the mass 2011 prison break that eventually brought him to power, making him the first leader in Egypt's modern history to potentially face...
  • Film's Florida premiere to celebrate LGBT Pride Month

    Film's Florida premiere to celebrate LGBT Pride Month
    The documentary "Stories of Our Lives" serves as a poignant reminder to viewers that groups of people are persecuted in other parts of the world. Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), a program of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, will...
  • Egypt court confirms death sentence for Morsi over 2011 jailbreak

    CAIRO The Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for deposed president Mohammed Morsi for orchestrating a prison escape during the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak. Prosecutors charged that Egypt's first...
  • Zimbabweans trade in old currency for peanuts

    Harare resident Alice Mhandara spent a U.S. dollar to take the bus into town to answer the government call to trade in her old Zimbabwe dollars, but she left the bank in disgust when her 90 trillion in worn bills wouldn't even cover the bus ticket home....