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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post
At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.
7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune
United Nations a The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease.
11 hrs ago | News 4 Jax
The U.S. military carried out a suspected drone strike in Somalia overnight, supposedly targeting a meeting of top Al-Shabaab leaders.
14 hrs ago | Washington Examiner
A Lesotho Defence Force member displays arms and ammunition confiscated from police at army barracks in Maseru, Lesotho, Monday, Sept.
18 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen stand guard after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 Iraq's government asked the UN's top human rights body on Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its ... (more)
U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power.
Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.
Libya's official news agency says the country's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government.
Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday.
Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison - former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.
Washington: Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, US officials say.
An attempted military coup took place Saturday in the African nation of Lesotho, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA.
An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
Islamist rebels dressed in government military uniforms approached the gate of a high security prison in Mogadishu on Sunday, set off a car bomb and fired their way into the building, eyewitness Farah Mohammed told CNN.
Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there, officials said.
Congo's government spokesman says a top general based in the country's volatile east has died.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 06:58 pm
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