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  • Moscow opposes Western requests to fire Russian at Darfur mission: envoys

    Russia has opposed requests by the United States, Britain and France for the firing of a key Russian official from a troubled peacekeeping mission in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, U.N. diplomatic sources said.     The three Western powers have...
  • American scholar denied entry to Egypt

    American scholar denied entry to Egypt
    A well-known American scholar and former diplomat who has been a vocal critic of Egypt’s authoritarian government said Saturday she had been turned away at Cairo’s international airport – the latest instance of an academic running...
  • Michel du Cille dies at 58; photojournalist won Pulitzer three times

    Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose compassionate pictures captured the human cost of war, natural disasters, disease and broken government programs, died Thursday in Liberia while covering the Ebola epidemic for the Washington Post....
  • Sierra Leone bans Christmas celebrations in bid to halt Ebola virus

    Sierra Leone bans Christmas celebrations in bid to halt Ebola virus
    Authorities in Sierra Leone have banned public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, according to local news reports. Paolo Conteh, who heads the country’s national Ebola response, said troops would be...
  • Sierra Leone to ban Christmas parties to curb Ebola spread

    Sierra Leone to ban Christmas parties to curb Ebola spread
    Sierra Leone plans to ban parties and other festivities over the Christmas and New Year's holidays and to launch a "surge" to cut the risk of Ebola spreading further in the West African country now with the most infections, officials said on Friday....
  • Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State

    Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists that are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • U.S. concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya

    U.S. concern grows over Islamic State fighters training in Libya
    Fighters for the Islamic State militant group have been training in remote areas of Libya, heightening the Obama administration’s concern about a country that U.S. officials have largely ignored since its 2011 revolution. Training camps with...
  • Twin blasts in Nigeria market kill 31

    Twin blasts in Nigeria market kill 31
    In Nigeria, the attacks are coming almost daily -- the latest a twin bombing Thursday in a crowded market in the city of Jos, killing at least 31 people. Suicide bombings and planted bombs kill dozens at a time, in crowded city markets, colleges and bus...
  • American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital

    American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital
    An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, the NIH said in a statement. The nurse was transferred to...
  • NIH to admit American nurse exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone

    An American nurse recently exposed to Ebola while volunteering at a treatment unit in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda sometime Thursday. The NIH announced the patient's expected...
  • European Union bans all Libyan airlines, citing safety risk

    European Union bans all Libyan airlines, citing safety risk
    The European Union on Thursday banned all seven Libyan airlines from operating in the airspace of the 28-nation bloc, citing threats to flight operations while the country is plagued by violent militias battling for dominance. Libyan airfields and...