Burkina Faso military back Lieutenant Colonel Issaac Zida as new transitional president
What will a Republican Senate do to Obama?It’s looking ever more likely that the Republicans will seize control of the US Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, leaving Barack Obama’s Democrats outnumbered. Can the preside...
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Video: The cult of Kobane’s martyrsTwo months into the battle for Syria's Kobane, the stream of casualties crossing the border with Turkey is as steady as the Kurdish resolve to defend the flashpoint city.
A look at some of Tunisia's presidential contendersTwenty-seven candidates are running for president in Tunisia's November 23 election, including the outgoing president, a woman and several allies of deposed former president Z...
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Video appears to show Egyptian army torturing civilians in Sinai desertA video has emerged of men in military dress torturing two civilians, one of whom is bloodied, in a village in Egypt’s Sinai desert. All signs point to the Egyptian army’s culpabil...
Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'In a new video on Friday, Boko Haram's leader said the 219 kidnapped schoolgirls who remain hostages of the Islamist group had converted to Islam and were married off. The gro...
Branson's Virgin spaceship crashes, killing pilotA commercial spacecraft being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, kil...
Blaise Compaoré, the African peacemaker who faced rebellion at homeHaving spent years burnishing his credentials as Africa's peacemaker, Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaoré may never get a chance to broker a peace deal in his o...
Fire forces French public radio off airThe headquarters of French public radio network Radio France were evacuated Friday after a fire broke out at the iconic circular building in Paris.