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  • 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-...
  • Goodyear beats 4Q profit forecasts

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported a sharp jump in its fourth-quarter net income, thanks to a $2 billion tax credit that offset unfavorable currency conditions and weak sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Shares of Goodyear rose 3 percent...
  • A look at the Islamic State group's reach into North Africa

    The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state....
  • Egypt's el-Sissi wants a UN-backed coalition on Libya

    Egypt's president said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaking to France's Europe 1 Radio, said Egyptian airstrikes...
  • Boko Haram threatens to violently disrupt Nigerian elections

    Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram renewed their threat to use violence to disrupt Nigeria's upcoming elections. In a video published by the SITE Intelligence Group, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau reiterated the insurgents' warnings that...
  • Egypt's Sisi visits border with Libya, vows to fight terrorists

    Two days after sending warplanes to hit Islamic State targets in Libya, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi -- a former military chief -- visited troops in the border zone on Wednesday and vowed to fight “terrorist” groups. Egypt has...
  • Liberia leader to visit US, 1st visit since Ebola outbreak

    The president of Liberia will visit the United States later this month, her first trip to the country since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf plans to speak Feb. 26 at an event hosted by Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of...
  • APG unit packing up Ebola mobile labs in Liberia

    APG unit packing up Ebola mobile labs in Liberia
    A U.S. military medical unit from Aberdeen Proving Ground is packing up four mobile Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia after a nearly four-month deployment. The Joint Forces Command for Unified Assistance said Tuesday that the 22-member 1st Area...
  • Army unit from Md. packing up Ebola mobile labs in Liberia

    A U.S. military medical unit from Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland is packing up four mobile Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia after a nearly four-month deployment. The Joint Forces Command for Unified Assistance said Tuesday that the 22-member...