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  • A look at major militant attacks in Egypt

    Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 64 soldiers...
  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994...
  • Hungary: Fence on Serbia border forced step to stop migrants

    The fence Hungary wants to build on the Serbian border to stem the flow of illegal migrants is a "forced measure" not aimed at its southern neighbor, Hungary's prime minister said Wednesday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a press conference...
  • South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses

    South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by human rights groups. The scorched earth campaign is...
  • France's toxic mix of demographics, terrorism and a presidential election

    France's toxic mix of demographics, terrorism and a presidential election
    If you think immigration is a poisonous issue in American politics, spare a moment of sympathy for France, where demographics, terrorism and a presidential election have collided to produce a truly toxic mix. For decades, France has grappled with the...
  • Ebola returns to Liberia: Tests confirm a teenager died of the virus

    Ebola returns to Liberia: Tests confirm a teenager died of the virus
    Authorities in Liberia confirmed Tuesday that a teenager had died of Ebola, raising fears that the West African country could face a new outbreak nearly two months after it was declared free of the virus. The body of a 17-year-old boy was tested...
  • Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'

    Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'
    President Abdel Fattah Sisi, paying tribute to his assassinated top prosecutor, on Tuesday signaled the start of an even harsher security crackdown targeting “enemies” of his government. At the funeral of Hisham Barakat, the prosecutor...
  • Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen

    Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen
    The young college student who killed 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday. The...
  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....
  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared
    Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....
  • Egypt's president vows 'swift justice' after assassination

    President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed Tuesday to accelerate a crackdown on extremists and bring "swift justice" after the assassination of Egypt's chief prosecutor, raising the prospect of carrying out executions of senior Muslim Brotherhood figures,...