- UN OKs military action in Central African Republic Updated: Dec-05-13 2:54 pm
- France to send 1,000 troops to C. African Republic Updated: Nov-26-13 4:02 pm
- Easing of Iran sanctions could start in December Updated: Nov-25-13 5:35 pm
- Central African Republic decrees statewide curfew Updated: Nov-22-13 3:07 pm
- France says Nigerian militants trained in Mali Updated: Nov-14-13 11:37 am
- Clifford May: Paris derails an Iranian 'sucker's deal' --... Updated: Nov-13-13 2:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council authorized increased military action by France and African troops in the Central African Republican to try to end near-anarchy amid an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence, killings, torture and rapes.
DAKAR, Senegal - France promised Tuesday to send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic amid warnings about the potential for genocide in the near-anarchic former French colony.
BRUSSELS - European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its uranium program.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The Central African Republic announced a countrywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in a presidential decree read on state radio late Friday.
RABAT, Morocco - Boko Haram, the Nigerian group recently labeled by the U.S. as a terrorist organization, trained with al-Qaida's North African branch in northern Mali, France's foreign minister said Thursday, citing documentary evidence.
Well into last weekend it looked as though Iran was going to win the latest round of negotiations - by a knockout, not on points. Secretary of State Kerry had flown to Geneva to sign a deal that would have stuffed tens of billions of dollars into the pockets of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, easing the economic pressure - the pressure that had brought Iran to the negotiating table in the first place. The funds would have been turned over with no restrictions. Khamenei could have used them to further Iran's illicit nuclear weapons program - the program that negotiations were meant to stop.