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  • 20,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings, airstrikes

    An Egyptian border official says some 20,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State militants. The video, showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, prompted Cairo to launch retaliatory airstrikes...
  • Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

    President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in 1991, forcing the closure of the American...
  • Australia imposes sanctions on Egypt-based militant group

    Australia on Wednesday imposed financial sanctions on the Egypt-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement that the sanctions accorded with a United Nations Security Council resolution on preventing and...
  • Italy pushes for new diplomatic effort in Libya

    Italy's prime minister said Tuesday that a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Libya wasn't on the agenda yet, and called for the international community to launch a new diplomatic effort as the security situation rapidly deteriorates in the country. Matteo...
  • Egyptian president issues new anti-terrorism law

    The Egyptian president has issued a law that broadens the state's definition of terrorism to include anyone who threatens public order "by any means," and gives authorities powers to draw up lists of alleged terrorists with little judicial recourse....
  • Congo army launch offensive against rebels in South Kivu

    Congo's army launched its offensive against rebels early Tuesday in South Kivu as residents told a United Nations-backed radio station that gunfire could be heard. Soldiers deployed to the region found members of the Rwandan Hutu rebel group, known by...
  • South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables

    Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. "Until high level Ministerial interaction has taken place it is evident that this relationship in...
  • Suicide bombers kill 24 at 2 bus stations in north Nigeria

    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 300 kilometers (185 miles) apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an...
  • U.S. missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say

    U.S. missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say
    A Seattle missionary described by friends as courageous, tenacious and passionate about helping the people of Nigeria has been abducted from a school in the violence-torn African nation, her church says. The Free Methodist Church said in a statement on...
  • Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria

    Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria
    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 185 miles apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an American missionary...
  • Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

    An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear. A study of the drug, favipiravir (fav-ih-PEER'-ah-...