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Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fight

July 30, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria's president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon. more »»

Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

July 30, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure... more »»

Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and ... more »»

Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

July 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing... more »»

Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

July 30, 2015

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday but was adjourned shortly... more »»

Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial

July 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Thursday postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week, in a blow to the defendants and human rights activists who... more »»

Islamabad postpones Kabul-Taliban peace talks in Pakistan

July 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says the second round of peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, which was due Friday, has been postponed after a statement from the Afghan insurgents... more »»

Greek PM seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has called for a vote within his radical-left Syriza party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to any bailout deal with the country's creditors. more »»

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

July 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. more »»

Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State grou. more »»

Somalia president: No elections in 2016

July 30, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. more »»

Afghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due th... more »»

Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370

July 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes

July 30, 2015

MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their... more »»

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

July 30, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal... more »»

Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack

July 30, 2015

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of followers and relatives of Pakistan's most feared Islamic militant leader attended his burial on Thursday, a day after he was gunned down in an assault on a... more »»

Taliban say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talks

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due th... more »»

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

July 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the... more »»

Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day. more »»

US official: Debris in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777

July 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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