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  • Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials; U.N. says move 'unacceptable'

    Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, the world body said on Thursday, in what appeared to be an escalation of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's move against U.N. activities in the country. The United Nations said in a statement...
  • Ebola doctor's dilemma: Two patients, and drugs enough for one

    Dr. Lance Plyler prayed. He had a choice to make. Two colleagues at a hospital in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were battling the deadly Ebola virus. The air ambulance had turned back with a mechanical problem, and Plyler feared they...
  • Ebola crisis could last through 2015 as marks year since outbreak: expert

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Ebola crisis in West Africa that claimed its first victim exactly a year ago is likely to last until the end of 2015, according to a scientist who helped to discover the virus. Two-year-...
  • Medical detective work is next phase in Ebola fight

    Medical detective work will be the next big phase in the fight against Ebola when the United Nations deploys hundreds of health workers to identify chains of infection as the virus passes from person to person, top U.N. health workers said. The health...
  • Qatar and Egypt officials discuss reconciliation - sources

    Egyptian and Qatari intelligence officials have met in Cairo to discuss reconciliation as part of Saudi-brokered efforts to end an 18-month standoff over Doha's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, security and diplomatic sources said. The sources said...
  • Somalia's parliament approves new prime minister

    Somalia's lawmakers on Wednesday approved the appointment of new Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who vowed to end the infighting slowing Somalia's efforts to rebuild after decades of war. Sharmarke, who served as prime minister between...
  • Without help, Libya could become next Syria, foreign minister says

    (This story corrects name to al-Thinni in paragraphs 10, 11) Libya, torn by a growing political divide that threatens to engulf its oilfields, could become the next Syria if it does not patch its divided government and get help battling Islamic...
  • Guinea to prepare in Morocco for Nations Cup

    The national soccer team of Ebola-hit Guinea will prepare for next month's African Nations Cup finals in Morocco, the country that decided not to host the tournament for fear of the spread of the deadly virus. The Guinea Football Federation said on...
  • Insurgency, fraud pose risks for credible Nigerian election

    Nigeria has made an effort to clean up voter registration for elections next February, but holding a credible poll is a daunting prospect amid chaotic distribution of ballot cards and an Islamist insurgency that could disenfranchise millions. Nigeria's...
  • Algerian soldiers kill militant leader behind Frenchman's murder

    Algerian special forces killed the leader of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel in September, Algeria's ministry of defense said on Tuesday. Abdelmalek Gouri, also known as Khalid Abu Suleiman, was...
  • Man rams van into Christmas market in France

    Man rams van into Christmas market in France
    A man ploughed a van into a crowded Christmas market in Nantes in western France on Monday, injuring at least 10 people in the country's third violent attack in as many days. The driver, who authorities said stabbed himself after the crash, and four...