- UN experts: Up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Libya Updated: Dec-01-15 9:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and has demonstrated its intention to control more territory in the strategically located North African country - but it is only one player among multiple warring factions, United Nations experts said in a report Tuesday.
- African general pleads guilty to smuggling cash into US Updated: Dec-01-15 6:47 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - An African general who briefly served as the president of Guinea pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling tens of thousands of dollars in cash into the U.S.
- State Dept. advises US citizens against going to Mali Updated: Dec-01-15 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department is warning U.S. citizens against traveling to Mali and is authorizing the voluntary departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in the African nation's capital.
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding Updated: Dec-01-15 6:28 pm
LE BOURGET, France - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home.
- Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president Updated: Dec-01-15 4:46 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso took a step toward strengthening its democracy with the election on Tuesday of Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who will become the West African country's second elected civilian president since it became independent from France in 1960.
- Man in murder case waives right to lawyer via interpreter Updated: Dec-01-15 4:03 pm
AUBURN, Maine - A Lewiston man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend last year has waived his right to have a lawyer represent him at his murder trial.
- Tunisian security minister fired after IS-claimed attacks Updated: Dec-01-15 3:09 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has dismissed the country's security minister after an Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing killed 12 members of the presidential guard last week.
- Lawmaker: Military better prepared for Benghazi-like attack Updated: Dec-01-15 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is better prepared now for an attack in Africa than it was when a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under a deadly siege in 2012, a member of the House Benghazi committee said Tuesday.
- Egypt official says journalist detained for 'false news' Updated: Dec-01-15 1:05 pm
CAIRO - A police official and the wife of an Egyptian researcher and freelance journalist say he was detained upon arrival at Egypt's Hurghada airport.
- Kenya police investigate university drill in which 1 died Updated: Dec-01-15 12:51 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A leading Kenyan university should have sought authorization from the "highest security office in the country" for a practice exercise to test terrorism preparedness that led to a stampede in which one person died, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
- After pope's visit, hard work ahead for C. African Republic Updated: Dec-01-15 12:49 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The Rev. Justin Nary opened his gate to nearly 800 Muslims threatened with death from the roving gangs of Christian militia fighters who even threatened to burn his church down. Nearly two years later, more than 500 of the displaced are still living there in fear of going home.
- Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption Updated: Dec-01-15 12:31 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan police Tuesday tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption in East Africa's largest economy.
- The Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments Updated: Dec-01-15 12:13 pm
LE BOURGET, France - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
- Former sports official in South Africa killed by intruders Updated: Dec-01-15 11:16 am
JOHANNESBURG - A former high-ranking South African sports official was shot and killed early Tuesday by armed robbers at his Johannesburg home, the national Olympic committee said.
- Nigeria: Ex-security adviser detained over missing billions Updated: Dec-01-15 11:15 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Agents from Nigeria's intelligence and financial crimes agencies have detained the former presidential security adviser and several others over missing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram.
- South African appeals court to rule on Pistorius Updated: Dec-01-15 9:04 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - A top South African appeals court says it will rule this week on whether to overturn a manslaughter conviction against Oscar Pistorius and find the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
- Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe Updated: Dec-01-15 7:34 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Thousands of people lined Harare's roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe's faltering economy.
- Egypt holds final 2 days of voting in parliament elections Updated: Dec-01-15 3:21 am
CAIRO - Egyptian polling centers in nearly half of the country, including in the capital of Cairo, have opened their doors to voters for the final round of runoffs in parliament elections.
- UN chief recommends stepped-up UN presence in Burundi Updated: Nov-30-15 9:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended Monday that the U.N. Security Council authorize a stepped-up U.N. presence in violence-wracked Burundi to promote a political dialogue but stopped short of calling for a full-fledged U.N. peacekeeping force.
- From Homeland to hair: Clinton emails peek into the personal Updated: Nov-30-15 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine.
- Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque Updated: Nov-30-15 5:06 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias.
- Travel news: BYO crockpot; cocktail conference; 1-year tour Updated: Nov-30-15 4:28 pm
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- Activists call on Gambia gov't to release environmentalists Updated: Nov-30-15 4:01 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village.
- Iran denies links to 2 alleged operatives arrested in Kenya Updated: Nov-30-15 2:41 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has denied any links to two detained Kenyans accused of spying and plotting attacks on Western targets in Nairobi.
- Tax bill sparks brawls in Algeria's parliament Updated: Nov-30-15 2:15 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria - A new finance bill in Algeria is dividing lawmakers so much it has sparked exchanges of insults and brawls on the parliament floor.