Gnassingbe poised to extend family’s half-century in powerTogo's incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe appeared set for a third term after a weekend election, with partial results issued on Monday giving him a strong lead.
Bashir extends 26-year rule with landslide electionSudanese President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected on Monday with 94.05 percent of the vote in polls in which he faced no serious challenger, organisers said.
Baltimore protest over Freddie Gray death turns violentThousands of people marched peacefully through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody but pockets of violence erupted…
Burundi's president seeks 'unconstitutional' third termBurundi's president was Saturday declared as the ruling party's candidate for a third term in office, despite mounting protests over a move the opposition says is unconstitutional.
Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seizes key Syrian townAl-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the last major government-held city in Idlib province on Saturday, in a blow that could expose the regime's coastal heartland to…
Former Yemen president calls for dialogue to end warYemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh called on Friday on all Yemenis to return to a political dialogue to end to the country’s conflict.
Statue of Liberty declared safe after bomb scareThe Statue of Liberty was declared safe on Friday after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the New York Harbor landmark, the National Parks Service…
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Turkey, world leaders mark Gallipoli centenaryTurkey hosted leaders from World War I's former Allied powers Friday to honour the tens of thousands killed at the Battle of Gallipoli 100 years ago in one of the most futile yet…
Bayern boss Guardiola to face old club Barcelona in semisPep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals on Friday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders…
Armenian genocide: Sarkisian says 'nothing is forgotten'Armenians on Friday marked the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman forces as tensions mounted over Turkey's refusal to recognise the…
Indonesia calls on diplomats to visit death row inmatesDiplomats scrambled Friday to visit their citizens on death row in Indonesia as authorities made final preparations to haul several drug convicts in front of the firing squad.
Ex-CIA chief Petraeus gets two years probationFormer CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine but was spared prison time on Thursday after pleading guilty to…