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  • The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks

    The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local). ___ 5:30 p.m. The...
  • OC Q & A: A new ride for Surfrider Foundation leader

    OC Q & A: A new ride for Surfrider Foundation leader
    Chad Nelsen has big sandals to fill. Since September, he has been steering the Surfrider Foundation as its chief executive officer. The San Clemente-based nonprofit is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches. It's a...
  • It was Morocco's 'Argo' — but with drug smugglers making the film

    It was Morocco's 'Argo' — but with drug smugglers making the film
    There are parts of Scott Stevenson's time in the 1970s as a drug smuggler he'd like to forget. Especially toward the end of the run, when the operation led by his older brother began selling cocaine and things turned sinister. But the Downey native...
  • Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5

    Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso. The U.N. mission in this west African nation has the highest number of...
  • Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

     Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai
    Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack....
  • Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead

    A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on Islamic extremist...
  • Nigeria fires Stephen Keshi as coach of national team

    Nigeria's football federation has fired national coach Stephen Keshi amid charges he applied for a job with the Ivory Coast team. Saturday night's decision ends a turbulent relationship with the former national team captain who guided Nigeria's Super...
  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

    Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks. With a nationwide televised address,...
  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

    President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military...
  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

    Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there...
  • Tunisia declares state of emergency, steps up its powers, after terror attacks

    Tunisia declares state of emergency, steps up its powers, after terror attacks
    Tunisia declared a state of emergency Saturday, eight days after a gunman slaughtered dozens of foreign tourists at a Mediterranean beach resort. The move, which gives the government stepped-up powers to deal with suspected terrorists but also...