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  • Sierra Leone president: No new Ebola cases by the end of March

    Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone's president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March. President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his West African country —...
  • US says suspect in 1998 east Africa terror attack succumbs to 'long-standing medical problems'

    The U.S. says a suspected al-Qaida terrorist charged in the 1998 attacks on embassies in east Africa that killed more than 200 people has died in federal custody days before his trial was to start. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a court...
  • Priest, witness say at least 20 Coptic Christians from Egypt kidnapped by gunmen in Libya

    Masked gunmen in central Libya kidnapped 13 Coptic Christians on Saturday after seven were abducted days earlier, said a witness and a priest, in a new wave of assaults against Egypt's Christians working in the war-torn North African nation plagued with...
  • Terrorist suspect on trial for U.S. Embassy bombings dies in custody

    A Libyan man who was expected to be tried in New York this year on charges that he helped Al Qaeda orchestrate the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa has died from “longstanding medical problems,” officials said in court documents...
  • More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya

    More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya
    Even as authorities in Cairo said they were investigating the abduction of seven Egyptian Christians in Libya, reports emerged Saturday of more than a dozen other such kidnappings carried out during the day by suspected Islamic militants. Despite the...
  • The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid

    The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid
    The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
  • Boko Haram kidnaps 40 boys, young men in Nigeria, attacks army base

    Boko Haram kidnaps 40 boys, young men in Nigeria, attacks army base
    Boko Haram extremists have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men and killed scores of soldiers in a bold attack on a multinational military base in northeast Nigeria, according to fleeing residents and an intelligence officer. The militants came to the...
  • Alleged al-Qaida member seized in Libya to face charges in 1998 bombings of US embassies dies

    Fifteen years after allegedly helping al-Qaida plot the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Abu Anas al-Libi parked his car on a quiet street in Libya's capital. Within moments, soldiers from the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force forced...
  • Suicide bomber kills 4 people while targeting a convoy of US-trained Somali troops, police say

    A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a moving convoy of Somalia's U.S.-trained elite forces in Mogadishu, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Sunday. Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack,...
  • Jihadists launch rare attack on central Malian town; army flees after 2 soldiers killed

    A security official says jihadists have launched a rare attack on a central Malian town, killing two soldiers and forcing the rest of the military to flee the area. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to...
  • Boko Haram takes over military base in Nigeria

    Boko Haram takes over military base in Nigeria
    Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overpowered a multinational military force and seized its key base on Nigeria's border with Chad, according to residents who took to canoes to escape. Scores of soldiers and civilians were killed, while others...