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High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb

High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb

CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a...

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that he is certifying to Congress that Egypt deserves a resumption of some U.S....

DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager...

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In Syria, war is woven into childhood

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves and kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun.

In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despite labor laws that forbid it. Some, like Sami, support their entire family.

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Egypt presidential candidate bows out, predicts Sisi victory

Egypt presidential candidate bows out, predicts Sisi victory

CAIRO — An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday,...

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according...

Ailing Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika expected to win reelection

Ailing Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika expected to win reelection

ALGIERS — Amid heavy security, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential election that the 77-year-old incumbent,...

U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South...

Algerians vote; ailing president likely to be reelected

Algerians vote; ailing president likely to be reelected

CAIRO — With a notable lack of enthusiasm, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential vote that the 77-year-old incumbent,...

Prosecutor attacks credibility of Oscar Pistorius expert witness

Prosecutor attacks credibility of Oscar Pistorius expert witness

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An expert witness called by the defense team of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified about...

Liberal party endorses military man's rival for Egypt presidency

Liberal party endorses military man's rival for Egypt presidency

CAIRO – A liberal Egyptian political party said Wednesday it is endorsing leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi in his race...

Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls were loaded into vehicles by armed militants and driven off in the...

Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hours before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, she...

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was abducted by armed assailants Tuesday while heading to his Tripoli office, the latest official taken...

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at...

Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning

Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model and girlfriend of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, had a...

Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi

Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi

CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime...

Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a...

Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws.

Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'

Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius complained he was “tired” Friday in his murder trial in South Africa, prompting...

U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic

U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously authorized a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the Central African...

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecutor in the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius accused him of repeatedly...

Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges...

 Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

PRETORIA, South Africa — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius rambled and at times contradicted himself under cross-examination...

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