- Egyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo Updated: Feb-07-16 1:01 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.
- Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence Updated: Feb-07-16 11:54 am
ROME - A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.
- Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to IS Updated: Feb-07-16 11:06 am
MADRID - Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids Sunday in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante, and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.
- Airstrike hits college in eastern Libyan city, killing 4 Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
BENGHAZI, Libya - A Libyan parliamentarian says an airstrike hit a medical technology college in a populated area of the eastern city of Darna, killing four people, including a woman and her son.
- Algeria's parliament OKs new constitution with term limits Updated: Feb-07-16 8:55 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new constitution aimed at reforming the country by limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by its Berber minority as official.
- FIFA candidates Prince Ali, Infantino claim votes in Africa Updated: Feb-06-16 5:35 pm
GENEVA - Two FIFA voters have defied African soccer leaders by endorsing rival candidates in the presidential election for Sepp Blatter's successor.
- Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border Updated: Feb-06-16 2:02 pm
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia - Tunisia's defense minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence that's being built on the country's border with Libya to stop Islamist militants from entering Tunisian territory.
- Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo Updated: Feb-06-16 12:42 pm
ROME - Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.
- Egypt arrests 3 for selling stones from Giza Pyramids Updated: Feb-06-16 11:29 am
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists.
- Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali Updated: Feb-06-16 11:10 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali that killed one Malian soldier, an organization that monitors jihadi sites said Saturday.
- NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation Updated: Feb-05-16 10:34 am
AMSTERDAM - European Union defense ministers huddled Friday with NATO's secretary general to discuss closer cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.
- Official: spy was in Lebanon to help kidnapped Czech Updated: Feb-05-16 6:40 am
PRAGUE - The Czech defense minister says a military spy who was among five Czechs returned Thursday from Lebanon was seeking information about a fellow countryman kidnapped in Libya last year.
- Morocco unveils massive solar plant Updated: Feb-04-16 7:55 pm
OUARZAZATE, Morocco - Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy.
- Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98 Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.
- US struggling to build anti-Islamic State strategy in Libya Updated: Feb-04-16 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken advantage of the political chaos in the country to gain a foothold with worrying implications for the U.S. and Europe - particularly Italy, just 300 miles away.
- Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria Updated: Feb-04-16 2:34 pm
CAIRO - A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.
- Islamic State numbers go down in Iraq, Syria; up in Libya Updated: Feb-04-16 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON - New intelligence assessments show that the number of Islamic State fighters has dropped in Iraq and Syria but is rising in Libya, a senior U.S. defense official said Thursday.
- Tunisia lifts curfew imposed after unemployment unrest Updated: Feb-04-16 9:49 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia on Thursday lifted the curfew imposed last month in response to sometimes violent demonstrations against unemployment in the country.
- Germany: over 91,000 asylum-seekers arrived in January Updated: Feb-04-16 3:04 am
BERLIN - More than 91,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month, the government said Thursday, underlining the pressure the country faces to diminish the influx of migrants.
- Italy urges Egypt to investigate fate of Italian student Updated: Feb-03-16 4:12 pm
MILAN - Italy has urged Egyptian authorities to launch a formal investigation into the fate of an Italian student who disappeared in the country on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the uprising that overthrew longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
- Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted Updated: Feb-03-16 3:25 pm
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.
- EU appeals for Libyan unity government, warns of chaos Updated: Feb-03-16 2:02 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union is urging Libya's factions to support a broad-based unity government or face the prospect of more chaos.
- Jimmy Carter says scans show no signs of cancer Updated: Feb-03-16 7:55 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and brain, but he will continue treatment on February 9th.
- Jimmy Carter hopeful for Guinea worm eradication in Africa Updated: Feb-03-16 7:31 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing conflict in Mali and South Sudan.
- Algeria: 8 convicted in vast, high-level oil corruption case Updated: Feb-03-16 5:21 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - An Algerian court has fined German and Italian companies and convicted eight people of corruption or related crimes in a vast trial into wrongdoing around state-run oil giant Sonatrach.