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  • The post-Gadhafi era is fraught with chaos

    Growing violence and destruction have marked Libya's collapse as a nation since the United States intervened alongside the resistance to the rule of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. No one would dispute the fact that Mr. Gadhafi was a cruel tyrant while he ran...
  • UN makes new appeal for humanitarian aid, citing wars in Syria, Iraq, Africa

    GENEVA The United Nations on Monday called on its members to provide $16.4 billion in 2015 for refugee assistance, 27 percent more than it requested in its initial appeal for 2014. Much of the need for humanitarian aid next year is fueled by the civil...
  • Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

    Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano
    Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshipers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants....
  • U.S. Ebola survivor reveals identity, says he's grateful

    A former Ebola patient and physician whose identity was kept secret during his 40-day treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta chose to reveal his ordeal this weekend, saying he was “profoundly grateful” for his care and the chance to...
  • With Ian Crozier's reveal, here are the 10 Ebola patients treated in U.S.

    Since the current Ebola outbreak began a year ago in West Africa — where the World Health Organization estimates the virus has claimed more than 6,000 lives — 10 patients have been treated in the United States. Of those 10, eight have...
  • Ellen Creager: As others cower, now is time to book Africa safari

    Ellen Creager: As others cower, now is time to book Africa safari
    Safari business in east Africa and south Africa has dried up, plunging an estimated 20 percent to 70 percent since the Ebola virus hit west Africa. Operators have seen cancellations galore even though the part of Africa hit by Ebola is nowhere near safari...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 3, 2014

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, a record-setting rainstorm covers Southern California. Hong Kong: The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully announced on Tuesday that they would “surrender” by turning...
  • American journalist Luke Somers killed by al Qaeda during rescue attempt

    U.S. Navy SEALs stormed a walled compound in a remote Yemeni village early on Saturday in an attempt to free Western hostages held by an al Qaeda unit, but an American journalist and a South African teacher were killed by their captors, officials said....
  • African insurers in vogue as incomes rise

    A growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa is enticing European and South African insurers to buy local firms focusing mainly on life insurance and pensions, in the face of mature markets and strong competition at home. Rapid economic growth in...
  • Fear's consequences in the marketplace and the voting booth

    To the editor: The recent downturn in travelers to Africa's safari belt surely stems, as Clarissa Hughes concludes, from irrational fears about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ("Canceling safaris over misplaced Ebola fear hurts Africa and its wildlife,...
  • Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy

    Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy
    Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...