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Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the impoverished nation. The three-day forum for reconciliation and political dialogue is chaired...
Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years. The attack in a desert area 630 kilometres (...
Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Palestinian Gaza Strip on Saturday, an AFP correspondent said. An army officer at the Balloza checkpoint, one of many...
A Hamas official denied on Thursday that the Palestinian faction had secured a ceasefire deal with Israel,  refuting claims from an Israeli official that they had agreed to halt fire early on Friday. "The news about a ceasefire is...
Assailants killed 14 Tunisian soldiers in an attack near the Algerian border, the government said Thursday, the worst such attack in the army's history as it presses a crackdown on Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists. The attack took place on Wednesday...
Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul's airport.   The audit is aimed at reversing a destabilising...
Ukraine on Thursday hailed tougher Western sanctions against Russia over its alleged backing for pro-Moscow rebels as separatists inched towards talks with mediators on a potential ceasefire to halt the fighting.   The United States and Europe...
Three people died and dozens were injured after a train derailed in the Moscow metro during rush hour on Tuesday, city authorities said. Russian national television described scenes of chaos on the packed underground system, saying passengers fell...
Israel approved an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old Gaza shelling war on Tuesday but the Palestinian territory's dominant Hamas Islamists responded suspiciously, saying they had not been consulted by Cairo. Hamas's armed...
Moscow is considering targeted strikes against Ukraine after a shell reportedly crossed the border and killed a Russian civilian, the Kommersant daily reported Monday, citing a source close to the Kremlin. The respected daily quoted a source as...