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  • Insurgency, fraud pose risks for credible Nigerian election

    Nigeria has made an effort to clean up voter registration for elections next February, but holding a credible poll is a daunting prospect amid chaotic distribution of ballot cards and an Islamist insurgency that could disenfranchise millions. Nigeria's...
  • U.S. drops South Sudan, Gambia from trade benefits program

    The United States will drop South Sudan and Gambia from a duty-free trade program as of Jan. 1, according to a presidential proclamation on Tuesday that said the countries failed to meet the conditions, without specifying them. But President Barack Obama...
  • U.N. says Libya rivals agree 'in principle' to peace talks

    The United Nations informed the Security Council on Tuesday that rival factions in Libya have agreed "in principle" to hold a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the escalating political crisis early in the new year. The world body had planned to...
  • Australian foreign minister hopeful Egypt will release Al Jazeera journalist

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday the case of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste is "under consideration" by high levels of the Egyptian government and she is hopeful of his release by the end of the year. "I urged (the...
  • Algerian soldiers kill militant leader behind Frenchman's murder

    Algerian special forces killed the leader of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel in September, Algeria's ministry of defense said on Tuesday. Abdelmalek Gouri, also known as Khalid Abu Suleiman, was...
  • Sudanese opposition leader, 81, in hospital after two-week detention

    The 81-year-old head of Sudan's main opposition coalition has been admitted to a police hospital after more than two weeks in detention, his daughter and lawyer said on Tuesday. Farouk Abu Issa, head of the umbrella group National Consensus Forces, was...
  • Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker

    Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker
    Algerian troops tracked down and killed the leader of an Islamic militant group that beheaded a French hostage on video three months ago, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The execution of kidnapped French hiker Herve Gourdel by...
  • Man rams van into Christmas market in France

    Man rams van into Christmas market in France
    A man ploughed a van into a crowded Christmas market in Nantes in western France on Monday, injuring at least 10 people in the country's third violent attack in as many days. The driver, who authorities said stabbed himself after the crash, and four...
  • Build greener to tackle climate change, Arab cities urged

    By Dina Zayed CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities in the Arab region should introduce stronger standards for green building and promote sustainable communities if they are to have a chance of tackling climate change, experts say. The United...
  • CDC chief: 'World of difference' in Ebola fight, but complacency a risk

    The fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa has seen some “real momentum and progress” in the last few months but remains imperiled by complacency as hot spots of the disease continue to sprout across the region, the head of the U.S....
  • Dozens of suspected Kenyan separatists charged with police camp raid

    Fifty three suspected members of a Kenyan separatist group appeared in court in Mombasa on Monday, charged with raiding a police camp, hacking to death the officer in charge and stealing two rifles. The suspects - brought under armed police escort to...