Monday, July 21, 2014
Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault Sunday on Libya's main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility, a security official said.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Libya's government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help restore security, as fighting between rival militias around Tripoli airport pushed the country closer to civil war.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan, Gaza militants fired scores of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with more than a dozen air strikes.
The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her “sisters.”
Mentally ill inmates suffer disproportionately from a culture of brutality at New York's most notorious prison where it is common for guards to beat prisoners, The New York Times reported Monday.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing in down, as Islamist militia attacked liberal rivals in their Tripoli bastion, in an intensifying power struggle.
Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.
South Africa's Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Sunday said he supported assisted dying for the terminally ill, the day after the Church's former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain.
Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world's largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa's heaviest annual rainfall, yet it is a thirsty place.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan praised compatriot Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate who turns 80 on Sunday, for using his talents to promote good governance.