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  • Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story

    In a story May 25 about Nigeria's fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is more than 2 million barrels a day. A corrected version of the story is...
  • Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast

    Army chiefs of staff of Arab countries have drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East hotspots on missions ranging from fighting Islamic militants to Iran-backed groups — despite lingering disagreements on some details,...
  • Burundi's crisis deepens as assassinated opposition leader is buried

    Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader. Thousands of activists carrying placards Sunday mourned the death of Zedi Feruzi, leader...
  • Burundi opposition stops talks with government after leader is killed

    BUJUMBURA, Burma The opposition in Burundi has suspended its talks with the government after a party leader was shot dead, the main opposition party said Sunday. "The climate is not conducive for talks," said Bernard Ndayisenga from the National Forces...
  • Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

    Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting. Young people singing patriotic songs carried the coffin of politician Zedi Feruzi, stopping traffic as they marched for 90...
  • Mali: Rebels capture army soldiers after fighting in north

    Separatist rebels in northern Mali said they are holding 19 soldiers from the national army following recent fighting, further aggravating tensions in the region after nearly a month of heightened violence. "We captured 19 Malian soldiers during fighting...
  • Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

    Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba. "We are thanking God for leaving Burundi. Now we are in...
  • World Effort Wiping Out Killer Diseases

    World Effort Wiping Out Killer Diseases
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears close to its end. Earlier this month, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, and the World Health Organization reported only seven cases in Guinea and two in Sierra Leone in the first week of May. What's received less...
  • Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

    The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported. Zedi Feruzi of the UPD-Zigamibanga party was slain late Saturday in a drive-by shooting in which at least one...
  • Nigerian troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers

    Nigerian troops killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports came in Saturday of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers' throats and chopping them to death. That bolsters reports the insurgents...
  • AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

    Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore,...