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  • Analysis: Egypt embarks on ambitious anti-terror campaign

    Egypt is making an ambitious bid to place itself at the center of the fight against extremism across the Middle East. Beyond fighting militants in its own Sinai Peninsula, it is trying to organize an international coalition against the Islamic State in...
  • Italy to weigh military action in Libya if diplomacy fails

    Italy would weigh participating in any military intervention to keep forces from the Islamic State group from advancing in Libya should diplomatic efforts fail, Italian officials said Monday. Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti has said Rome could...
  • Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

    A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls...
  • Egypt signs agreements to purchase advanced French warplanes

    Egypt signed agreements to purchase 24 advanced fighter jets from France on Monday, hours after Egyptian aircraft bombed Islamic State targets in Libya and implored foreign governments for help fighting extremists in the region. The deal for 24 of...
  • Grief wracks Egypt village after its sons beheaded in Libya

    This village of small mud alleys and brick homes is shattered by grief. Women draped in black are hoarse from screaming. Men sob in silence, at times shaking their heads as if to expel the horror from their minds. Just last year, 13 young men from el-...
  • Italy presses UN to achieve political solution for Libya

    Italy pressed for swifter action Wednesday by the United Nations to find a political solution to Libya's rapidly deteriorating security situation. Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, speaking in Parliament, urged the world to "quicken its pace before it is...
  • South Africa protests apartheid column in Japanese press

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan has sent a letter of protest to a conservative Japanese newspaper about a recent column that in essence advocated separate residences for foreign workers modeled on apartheid. The Feb. 11 column in the Sankei...
  • Liberia schools reopen after 6-month Ebola closure

    Students in Liberia began returning to the classroom Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead, lining up in their uniforms to have their temperatures taken before they could enter school gates. Pupils who...
  • Armed migrant smugglers threatened Italian Coast Guard

    Four smugglers brandishing Kalashnikovs threatened an Italian Coast Guard motorboat involved in one of several operations that rescued more than 2,000 migrants leaving Libyan shores on Sunday. Italian Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said the gunmen used...
  • Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on northeast town

    Nigeria's military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who, as they retreated, warned residents not to participate in the country's elections in March. Two air force jets joined soldiers in attacking the...
  • Former Chad dictator to face trial in Senegal

    A former president of Chad accused of overseeing the deaths of thousands during his time in power will soon stand trial in Senegal on charges including war crimes and torture. The Extraordinary African Chambers, a special tribunal created to try ex-...