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14 students killed in northwestern Burkina Faso

KIGALI, Rwanda At least 14 students were killed on Saturday morning in northwestern Burkina Faso after a bus they were traveling in stepped on a mine, authorities said. “A transport vehicle...

Somali: Plane with medical supplies crashes, 6 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least six people, including two Somali citizens and four foreigners, were killed when a plane carrying medical supplies to fight coronavirus crashed in southern Somalia on Monday,...

2 Nigerian security personnel appear executed in video

An armed group split up from the terror group Boko Haram, dubbed ISWAP, has released a video showing a claimed execution of two Nigerian security personnel, local media reported...

Mali’s president resigns after military military coup

DAKAR, Senegal Mali's president announced his resignation and the dissolving of parliament early Wednesday after he was arrested by soldiers. "I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in...

Morocco hosting talks between Libyan rivals: Source

RABAT, Morocco Morocco is hosting consultations between Libya’s warring rivals to discuss ways of ending the country’s 10-year conflict, a Libyan official said Saturday.  "Meetings are currently underway between committees representing...

Somali presidential candidates demand exit of spy chief

MOGADISHU, Somalia  – As the election atmosphere heats up across Somalia, presidential candidates are demanding the resignation of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) director Fahad Yasin, accusing him...

Bomb blast kills at least 12 in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia A bomb blast in central Somalia killed at least a dozen people on Sunday, including a local intelligence chief, according to officials. The attack, which wounded several others, targeted...

South Africa: 4 policemen arrested for bystander's death

JOHANNESBURG Four police officers were arrested in Johannesburg on Monday in connection with the death of a man who was shot by police during a student protest last week. The Independent...

Haftar forces kill child in Libya: UN-recognized gov’t

By Safiye Karabacak TRIPOLI The UN-recognized government in Libya on Monday accused forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar of killing a child and injuring an adult in a rocket...

Libyan crisis transforms geopolitics in Mediterranean

ISTANBUL The crisis in Libya and disputes over the eastern Mediterranean’s energy resources have been at the top of the international agenda since two agreements were reached between Turkey and...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...