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  • Rights group says Egypt airstrikes in Libya killed civilians

    A leading international human rights group said Monday that the Egyptian military failed to take the necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties during its airstrikes last week against what Cairo said were militant targets in Libya. Egypt launched...
  • Kenya court strikes out sections of security law

    Seven sections of a contentious law the government says will help Kenya curb a wave of extremist attacks are unconstitutional, a Kenyan court said Monday. The five-judge bench said the seven sections contravened the bill of rights, including one that...
  • Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls

    Somalia extremists urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls
    A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall...
  • Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

    Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although witnesses also reported the Islamic extremists killed scores in attacks on other villages. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj....
  • AP Interview: Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

    Liberia's leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West African nation as it recovers from the Ebola epidemic and refocuses attention on infrastructure projects that will better position it to tackle...
  • Egypt's president raises cigarette tax

    Egypt said Sunday it will raise the sales tax on both local and imported cigarettes as it confronts a major budget deficit. The decision announced by the presidency increases a flat tax by at least 7 cents for a pack of less expensive cigarettes. More...
  • Blast damages home of Iranian ambassador in Libya

    A bomb blast outside the Iranian ambassador's house in Libya's capital on Sunday which caused minor damage to the empty building was claimed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham...
  • To be successful, anti-poaching efforts must focus on reducing demand

    To be successful, anti-poaching efforts must focus on reducing demand
    Last month, a southern white rhino named Thandi gave birth to a healthy calf in South Africa. It was a remarkable moment, the kind that gives conservationists a brief reprieve from big-picture gloom. That's because in 2012, much of Thandi's face had...
  • Boko Haram kills 7 Niger soldiers in Lake Chad attack

    A Niger military official says seven soldiers were killed in an overnight attack by Boko Haram on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad, the body of water touching the four countries that have been targeted by the Nigeria-based insurgency. Col. Salaou...
  • Dozens of boys abducted from South Sudan displacement camp, UNICEF says

    Dozens of boys abducted from South Sudan displacement camp, UNICEF says
    Dozens of South Sudanese boys, some as young as 13, were recently abducted by an armed group in South Sudan as they prepared for school exams, UNICEF reported Saturday. UNICEF did not say what group had seized the boys from a displacement camp, but...
  • Islamic State's beheadings of Egyptians could draw West back into Libya

    Islamic State's beheadings of Egyptians could draw West back into Libya
    For nearly four years, the West has largely stayed on the sidelines as Libya descended into post-revolution chaos. Now the bloody beheadings of a group of Egyptian Christians at the hands of Islamic State could draw the international community back into...