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  • Egypt militants may be copying Islamic State's brutal methods

    Egypt militants may be copying Islamic State's brutal methods
    The four men knelt in the sand, hands bound and heads bowed. And in what has become a grisly Middle Eastern trope, a video camera's merciless eye recorded their scripted confessions — swiftly followed by their beheadings. At least nine such...
  • Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

    LONDON (Reuters) - Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait. In an effort to save...
  • Frenchman's murder puts Algeria back on the shifting map of jihad

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - When a little-known group of Algerian militants beheaded a French tourist last week, they were not only lashing out at the West, but also staking an unmistakable claim in the shifting ground of jihadist power politics. Herve Gourdel's...
  • Patient exposed to Ebola to be treated at Maryland clinic

    The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday it expects to admit a patient exposed to the Ebola virus in the "coming days." The patient is an American doctor who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, according to a...
  • Libya: Send us more arms or face wider terrorism threat

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Libya on Saturday asked the world either to give it more weapons and other support to help restore security and rebuild its institutions or to declare outright that the conflict-torn North African state "must face terrorism...
  • Central African Republic asks U.N. to tweak arms embargo to aid troops

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Central African Republic interim President Catherine Samba Panza asked the United Nations on Saturday to consider tweaking an arms embargo on the landlocked state so its security forces could be properly equipped to work...
  • Physician exposed to Ebola virus to be admitted to NIH

    Physician exposed to Ebola virus to be admitted to NIH
    An American physician exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health, officials at the Bethesda-based agency said Saturday in a statement. NIH officials said that the patient, who was...
  • IMF approves $130 million in aid to three Ebola-hit countries

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved $130 million in aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help them deal with the economic impact from the Ebola virus. "The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone...
  • 'The Good Lie's' Sudanese survivor actors revisit searing war horrors

    'The Good Lie's' Sudanese survivor actors revisit searing war horrors
    Emmanuel Jal has many scarring memories from when he was conscripted as a boy to fight in the second Sudanese civil war. But few stand out like the time he and other child soldiers escaped their quarters as members of the rebel Sudanese People's...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 2,900 as world leaders gather at U.N.

    World leaders were gathering in New York on Thursday to spotlight the Ebola outbreak ravaging parts of West Africa, a meeting that will test whether the international community is prepared to bring to bear the resources needed to halt the swiftly...
  • Egypt blasts Turkish leader Erdogan after U.N. speech

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has accused Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan of supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a speech at the UN General...