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  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate...
  • Court ruling in Egypt is another setback for parliamentary elections

    Court ruling in Egypt is another setback for parliamentary elections
    Egypt’s parliamentary elections, already behind schedule, face new delays after a court ruled Sunday that portions of the election law are unconstitutional. The voting had been set to start March 21 and continue into the following month. The...
  • Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali

    A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali. International mediators, some regional groups and Mali's government signed the accord Sunday, after nine months of peace negotiations hosted by...
  • Italy resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya

    The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation. The exercise will begin on Monday. It includes anti-submarine, anti-...
  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in...
  • Ebola fear puts Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine

    Ebola fear puts Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine
    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra...
  • Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt

    An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others. He said the crude bomb went off near an electrical transformer on a road that...
  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leaders to life in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced five leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to life in prison on Saturday over violence at their headquarters in 2013 and issued death sentences for four others. The case stems from clashes in a Cairo suburb on June...
  • In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights

     In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights
    Late at night in the Kalahari Desert, a little more than a decade ago, the clouds drew together like rippled crocodile skin, and the Bushmen, led by an old man named Kexla Sanao, danced on the cool sand. Sanao shook his body and stamped his feet,...
  • Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram

    Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital Saturday to show support for the military's battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria's Islamic extremists. Boko Haram rebels have crossed over from Nigeria to attack towns in northern...
  • UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

    The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military. UNICEF had previously said about 89 boys, some as young as 13,...