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  • Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal

    The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni made the comments during...
  • Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others

    Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. Prosecutor Alhassim Khamis said in a statement Monday that Bahna Fanaye, whose alias is Mahamat Moustapha, was apprehended...
  • 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...
  • The Latest: At least 5 Britons killed in Tunisia attack

    The latest news from an attack on a beach resort in Tunisia (all times local): ___ 7.20 p.m British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says at least five Britons have been killed in the attack on the Tunisian resort of Sousse. Hammond said the British...
  • Bomber who ran away feeds fears extremists using captives

    A teenage girl strapped with explosives ran away from a crowded mosque this week, killing only herself and cementing suspicions that Boko Haram is using unwilling captives in its terror campaign in northeast Nigeria. The girl took off after her companion...
  • Mali: Gunmen attack military camp near Mauritania border

    Gunmen attacked a military camp in western Mali on Saturday, killing three soldiers as residents of a nearby village hid in their homes, officials and witnesses said. The attack began at around 5 a.m. (0500 GMT) at the camp near the village of Nara,...
  • 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...
  • Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee

    Thousands of tourists fled from Tunisia on Saturday after the country's worst terrorist attack killed 38 people — including 15 Britons — as the government struggles to prevent future jihadi attacks against the all-important tourism sector....