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  • EU launches naval campaign targeting migrant trafficking

    The European Union on Monday launched a naval operation aimed at halting people smugglers in Libya who so far this year have sent about 60,000 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea, headed for Italy on flimsy boats. Six naval ships, two...
  • At least 20 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts blamed on girls

    LAGOS, Nigeria At least 20 people were killed in twin suicide bombings carried out by two girls in Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria, the head of a local vigilante group said on Monday. "The number of dead would be about 20 but it is extremely difficult...
  • 4 dead, at least 41 wounded in grenade attacks in Burundi

    4 dead, at least 41 wounded in grenade attacks in Burundi
    Four people died and at least 30 were wounded in a grenade attack on a bar in northern Burundi as political tensions remain high over President Pierre Nkurunziza bid for a third term. Three people have been arrested following the overnight attack in...
  • Official: 7 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak

    Cholera has killed seven people in the South Sudan capita of Juba, the head of the isolation ward at the nation's main public hospital said Monday. At least 37 cases of cholera have been confirmed but the Health Ministry has not yet declared an...
  • Albino children hunted, maimed in Tanzania now healing in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA: In Tanzania, superstition dictates that people with albinism are both despised as damaged demons and prized for mystical powers. Deemed to be ghosts because of their lack of pigmentation, albino children are hunted by shamans, who use their...
  • DNA analysis identifies elephant poaching's hot spots in Africa

    SEATTLE The problem of elephant poaching might seem as vast and complicated as the African continent itself, but a new analysis from the University of Washington shows that the bulk of the slaughter is concentrated in just two hot spots: Tanzania in the...
  • South Africa's de Klerk opposes sanctions on Israel

    The former South African president who helped end apartheid says sanctions against Israel would be "counterproductive." F.W. de Klerk told Israel Radio Sunday that comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel's treatment of the Palestinians...
  • Egypt names ambassador to Israel after nearly 3 years

    Egypt has named a new ambassador to Israel nearly three years after it had recalled the last one at the outset of the 2012 Israeli offensive in Gaza. A statement released Sunday said President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi named ambassador Hazem Khairat as...
  • Paris to help Mali put peace accord with Tuaregs in place

    France's defense minister says that Paris will be helping Malians lock into place what he called a "historic" peace accord between northern Tuareg rebels and the government — which means a vast restructuring of the west African country's army....
  • US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

    Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran...
  • WikiLeaks reveals Saudi diplomatic intrigue, royal's unpaid limo bills

    WikiLeaks reveals Saudi diplomatic intrigue, royal's unpaid limo bills
    At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan. Meanwhile, the Saudi mission in...