Greeks began voting Sunday in a high-stakes election that could put the country, economically battered by crippling austerity measures, on a collision course with the European Union.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan would "do its utmost" to secure the release of a second hostage held by the Islamic State group after an online video purportedly showed the death of another captive.
Zambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in this week’s presidential poll, results showed on Saturday, defeating his closest rival who said the election had been “stolen”.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's lower house of parliament on Saturday agreed to scrap a contested part of an electoral bill that would have enabled President Joseph Kabila to extend his grip on power and that triggered days of deadly protests.
The United Nations said on Saturday Liberia was dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, in the clearest sign yet that the country is nearing the end of the outbreak.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been detained in Guantanamo for 13 years without ever facing trial. From his cell, he wrote "Guantanamo Diary," a unique account of the conditions in the US detention centre.
The anti-bailout Independent Greeks party has emerged as a potential coalition partner for Syriza should the leftists win Sunday’s election, as polls predict.