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  • Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

    Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops
    Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security...
  • Scores slain as militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai

    Scores slain as militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai
    Heavily armed militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State carried out a broad assault on Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, a daylong battle that left scores of troops, civilians and extremists dead and raised the specter...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burundi envoy says elections will go ahead

    Burundi's United Nations ambassador says elections will go ahead as scheduled during the next month, saying 95 percent of the country wants to vote and not remain hostage to a "radical minority" that keeps seeking postponements. Albert Shingiro told a...
  • Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

    SOUSSE, Tunisia — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle...
  • 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...
  • Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

     Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France
    A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a...
  • 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...