- The Latest: Egypt says verdict expected in Al-Jazeera case Updated: Aug-29-15 3:23 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm
VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
- Al-Jazeera English defendants await verdict in Egypt trial Updated: Aug-28-15 2:00 pm
CAIRO - Three journalists on trial in an Egyptian court on terrorism-related charges were awaiting its verdict on Friday, hopeful that they will be acquitted after lengthy proceedings criticized worldwide by press freedom and human rights advocates.
- 2 French journalists accused of blackmailing Morocco's king Updated: Aug-28-15 1:59 pm
PARIS - Two French journalists known for their critical writings about Moroccan King Mohammed VI have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch, according to his lawyer and the prosecutor's office.
- Fahmy hopes to get life back with Al-Jazeera English verdict Updated: Aug-28-15 11:44 am
TORONTO - Former Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt awaiting a verdict in his terror trial, is hoping his ordeal will be over this weekend.
- 200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast Updated: Aug-28-15 9:50 am
ZUWARA, Libya - Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.
- UN envoy says Libya talks must end in 2 weeks Updated: Aug-28-15 8:55 am
SKHIRAT, Morocco - Talks to create a national unity government in Libya have moved forward without one of the main negotiating partners as negotiators emphasize the urgency of reaching an agreement.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- Yemen says no talks with rebels until they lay down arms Updated: Aug-27-15 1:06 pm
CAIRO - The Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital and much of the north, and demands that they lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday.
- South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a fighting reportedly broke out along the Nile River.
- Egypt replaces EgyptAir chairman after heavy losses Updated: Aug-27-15 11:48 am
CAIRO - Egypt's civil aviation minister says he is replacing EgyptAir's chairman in a bid to return the company to profitability, after it accumulated over a billion dollars in losses since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
- Sudan says al-Bashir to visit China; invited to WWII parade Updated: Aug-27-15 11:19 am
UNITED NATIONS - Sudan says President Omar al-Bashir will soon travel to China.
- Suspected jihadi recruiter jailed in Spain Updated: Aug-27-15 11:04 am
MADRID - A Spanish judge has ordered a Moroccan man to jail on provisional charges of coordinating a cell that recruited jihadi fighters from Spain and Morocco for the Islamic State group.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- UN envoy confident Libya peace talks are in final stages Updated: Aug-26-15 11:59 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Libya says he is "increasingly confident" that U.N.-brokered peace talks are in their final stages, and he is urging both sides not to squander the opportunity.
- Egypt withdraws from soccer competitions at African games Updated: Aug-26-15 10:24 am
CAIRO - The Confederation of African Football says Egypt has withdrawn both its men's and women's soccer teams from the All Africa Games in Republic of Congo next month.
- Arab League delays meeting on creating joint military force Updated: Aug-26-15 9:22 am
CAIRO - The Arab League has postponed a meeting of member state defense ministers who were scheduled to ratify a protocol for a new joint military force to intervene in troubled areas in the region, the organization said in a statement Wednesday.
- Egypt gunmen kill 2 police in restive Sinai Updated: Aug-26-15 8:54 am
CAIRO - Three gunmen in a speeding car shot and killed two policemen in the restive northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, Egyptian officials said, in an attack later claimed by the Islamic State group.
- In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm
CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
- UN: China arms firm sold $20M in weapons to South Sudan Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. panel of experts said that a major Chinese state-owned arms supplier sold more than $20 million of weapons to South Sudan's government last year, several months into the country's deadly internal conflict.
- Grand Egyptian Museum to be managed internationally Updated: Aug-25-15 2:04 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's antiquities minister said Tuesday that the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum will have an independent, international directorship in an effort to overcome bureaucracy.
- Israel releases African migrants from detention center Updated: Aug-25-15 1:22 pm
HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Faysal Hussein from Sudan walked out of Israel's desert detention center Tuesday already sweating with just a backpack, barely enough cash for bus fare and lunch, and after 19 months in custody, no idea where to go.
- 2 workers for Doctors Without Borders killed in South Sudan Updated: Aug-25-15 11:37 am
GENEVA - The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says two of its workers have been killed in separate attacks in villages in South Sudan.
- 14 arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain Updated: Aug-25-15 7:58 am
RABAT, Morocco - At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria were arrested Tuesday in a joint operation in Morocco and Spain, authorities said.