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North Africa

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  • Algeria military plane crash leaves dozens dead

    CAIRO — An Algerian military transport plane carrying at least 78 people crashed Tuesday in eastern Algeria, and rescuers who rushed to the scene found one survivor but confirmed the deaths of dozens of others, the state news agency said. The...
  • N.Y. Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman's Bedouin warrior women

    N.Y. Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman's Bedouin warrior women
    NEW YORK -- Mara Hoffman rocked the casbah with her Bedouin-chic fall 2014 collection shown Saturday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The inspiration: Art, textiles, landscapes and jewelry of North Africa. Rugs of Morocco, camels of the Egyptian...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Acabar packs menu like, and with, sardines

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Acabar packs menu like, and with, sardines
    A lot of chefs in Los Angeles are associated with a favorite ingredient in ways that seem fairly indelible. It is hard to imagine Walter Manzke without his pig's ear, Nancy Silverton without her bread or Suzanne Goin without her short ribs. The lineage...
  • Archbishop Jose Gomez: Immigrants are 'humans first'

    Archbishop Jose Gomez: Immigrants are 'humans first'
    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez continued to push for an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy on Friday, calling for a more humane approach that views immigrants as "humans first." "My friends, we're talking about souls, human souls, not statistics,"...
  • Al Qaeda-linked militia says it killed two French journalists in Mali

    Al Qaeda-linked militia says it killed two French journalists in Mali
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An Al Qaeda-linked militia in northern Mali has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in the northern town of Kidal. The Radio France International journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon,...
  • Scores die of starvation, thirst in Niger's desert on smuggling route

    Scores die of starvation, thirst in Niger's desert on smuggling route
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a long, arduous and well-worn route. Hopeful Africans travel north through Niger, Mali and Algeria, crossing the Sahara desert to reach Europe, find work and send money home to their families. The exodus often goes...
  • Arthur C. Danto dies at 89; art critic lauded Warhol

    Arthur C. Danto dies at 89; art critic lauded Warhol
    Arthur C. Danto, a provocative and influential philosopher and critic who championed Andy Warhol and other avant-garde artists and upended the study of art history by declaring that the history of art was over, has died. He was 89. Danto, an art...
  • Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa

    Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off a minority stake in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. The Westwood oil and gas giant said those decisions come as part of a push to...
  • Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges

    Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges
    CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country’s military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied...
  • At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent

    At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent
    CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...
  • Tony Bennett hits blogosphere Oct. 8 for digital catalog release

    Tony Bennett hits blogosphere Oct. 8 for digital catalog release
    Tony Bennett, the veteran pop-jazz crooner who’s going strong at age 86, will dive headlong into the blogosphere on Tuesday to mark the release of his live album “Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964.” His entire Columbia...