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  • Saudi royal death brings lengthy mourning, visits by rivals

    PARIS The death of King Abdullah, a close U.S. ally who used Saudi oil wealth to ward off political change after the Arab Spring, led neighboring nations to declare weeks of mourning and world leaders to line up condolence visits. In accordance with...
  • Mali's Tuareg separatists freeze cooperation with UN mission and threaten to boycott talks

    The separatist Tuareg movement in Mali broke off cooperation with the U.N. peacekeeping movement after a clash left several of its fighters dead and threatened Friday to boycott the next round of peace talks. Mossa Ag Attaher said in a press conference...
  • Kidnapped French aid worker and co-worker released in Central African Republic

    A French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic and her co-worker have been released, those involved in the negotiations said Friday. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that Claudia Priest, 67, had been released and thanked Central...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
  • Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air

     Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air
    If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...
  • US says long-awaited studies of Ebola vaccines to begin soon in Liberia, later in Sierra Leone

    Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. The first study will compare the two experimental vaccines with dummy shots in hopes of proving...
  • Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle same war on extremism

    Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Thursday. It's a tolerant religion, he said, but in the past two to three decades it has...
  • Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa

    Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa
    Thousands of people are to be injected with two experimental Ebola vaccines in trials in West Africa within a couple of weeks, and a Baltimore biotechnology company is launching a human trial of its own candidate in June, as scientists and public health...
  • Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre

    Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre
    Six years ago, Nigerian forces captured the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram and killed him in custody — a move that was to have far-reaching consequences. Nigeria had exchanged a charismatic preacher named Mohammed Yusuf for the more...
  • Rights group says media suppression in Ethiopia curtailing democratic space ahead of polls

    Suppression of media freedom by Ethiopia's government is curtailing democratic space ahead of elections in May, a rights advocacy group said Thursday. Six independent print publications were closed in 2014 after a lengthy campaign of intimidation that...
  • Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu hotel ahead of visit by Turkish PM

    A suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel which was being used by a delegation of Turkish officials Thursday in Somalia's capital, killing three Somalis and shattering windows. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking in Davos,...