- UN: Africa's troubled Sahel region 'alarming' Updated: Dec-12-13 3:22 pm
- 1 dead in explosion outside security camp in Egypt Updated: Dec-12-13 3:11 pm
- At parley, Palestinians cite lack of shared vision Updated: Dec-12-13 1:07 pm
- Gadhafi's son briefly appears in Libyan court Updated: Dec-12-13 5:47 am
- ICC prosecutor criticizes UN over Sudan inaction Updated: Dec-11-13 6:54 pm
- Raja score late to beat Auckland at Club World Cup Updated: Dec-11-13 6:41 pm
- Gunmen kill Libya port official, school attacked Updated: Dec-11-13 11:17 am
- UN experts: Ex-Guantanamo man may be in danger Updated: Dec-10-13 6:11 pm
- Western Saharans protest EU-Morocco fishing accord Updated: Dec-10-13 4:19 pm
- Fuel tanker road accident in Egypt kills 14 Updated: Dec-10-13 2:32 am
- IAEA will inspect Libya's yellowcake stockpiles Updated: Dec-09-13 2:46 pm
- UN: Israel to allow some materials into Gaza again Updated: Dec-09-13 10:38 am
- Egypt: Former top aide to Gadhafi acquitted Updated: Dec-09-13 8:28 am
- Osasuna rallies for 3-3 draw at Malaga in Copa Updated: Dec-08-13 5:50 pm
- What they said about the World Cup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 5:34 pm
- Students in Libya say slain teacher inspired them Updated: Dec-06-13 10:50 am
- Niger leader urges 'mixed brigades' to help Libya Updated: Dec-06-13 8:31 am
- Teacher shot in Libya grew up in suburban Detroit Updated: Dec-05-13 8:52 pm
- US teacher killed in Libya planned to visit Texas Updated: Dec-05-13 5:35 pm
- Teacher killed in Libya earned degree at Texas Updated: Dec-05-13 4:04 pm
- Tunisian rapper gets 4 months prison Updated: Dec-05-13 3:02 pm
- US identifies American teacher killed in Libya Updated: Dec-05-13 2:30 pm
- Algerians sent home from Guantanamo against will Updated: Dec-05-13 11:47 am
- Official: Algeria kills high-level al-Qaida leader Updated: Dec-05-13 10:40 am
- 5 Things to Know about foreign World Cup coaches Updated: Dec-05-13 8:24 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday called the security situation in Africa's Sahel region "alarming," and it urged states there to better cooperate in fighting terrorist groups and the transnational crimes like drug trafficking that increasingly fund them.
EL ARISH, Egypt - A bomb exploded outside a camp for Egyptian security forces in Suez Canal city killed at least one person and wounded more than a dozen others Thursday, Egypt's official news agency said.
DOHA, Qatar - An unprecedented gathering of top Palestinian politicians and academics this week suggested that the split between Islamists and secular nationalists has hardened into permanence.
ZINTAN, Libya - The son of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi briefly appeared before a militia-backed court in a western Libyan town on Thursday only to see the proceedings against him adjourned until the end of February.
UNITED NATIONS - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of prolonging the conflict in Darfur by its failure to take action to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and others accused of war crimes.
AGADIR, Morocco - Raja Casablanca scored late into stoppage time to beat Auckland City 2-1 in the opening match of the annual Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday.
TRIPOLI, Libya - A Libyan security official says gunmen have assassinated a senior official of the port of Darna, while a bombing hit a polling center elsewhere in the same eastern city known to be a stronghold of an al-Qaida inspired militia.
UNITED NATIONS - Two U.N. special investigators say they fear an Algerian man recently sent home from Guantanamo Bay against his will is in danger.
LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara - Police clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators in a city of Western Sahara on Tuesday during a protest against a new fishing accord that gives EU boats access to rich coastal waters.
CAIRO - Egypt's Health Ministry says a fuel tanker overturned and exploded on a road in a Nile Delta city, killing 14 people.
UNITED NATIONS - An inspection team from the U.N.'s nuclear agency will visit Libya to assess the thousands of barrels of yellowcake uranium that reportedly are being stored in a former military facility amid a "precarious" security situation in the country.
JERUSALEM - The United Nations said Monday that Israel has agreed to again allow imports of construction materials into Gaza after a two-month clampdown following the discovery of a tunnel dug by militants from the coastal strip into Israel.
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has acquitted a top aide of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi of charges of attempted murder.
BARCELONA, Spain - Ten-man Osasuna roared back from a three-goal deficit to secure a 3-3 draw at Malaga on Sunday, giving the Pamplona-based side the away-goal advantage in their Copa del Rey matchup.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Coaches and players were quick to react to Friday's World Cup draw. The following is a selection.
TRIPOLI, Libya - An American chemistry teacher shot to death while jogging in Benghazi was looking forward to his first Christmas in the United States with his wife and toddler son.
PARIS - Niger's president is pushing for the creation of multinational African brigades - notably with Libya - to boost border security in lawless zones where jihadist fighters roam.
WARREN, Michigan - A Michigan-raised teacher who was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, was "very excited about the work he was doing" in the North African nation, a close friend said Thursday.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas church where a chemistry teacher killed in Benghazi had worked before moving to Libya says he planned to visit before Christmas.
AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas says an American teacher shot to death while jogging in Libya earned a master's degree from the school in 2006.
TUNIS, Tunisia - The defense lawyer for a Tunisian rapper says his client has been convicted of insulting police and sentenced to four months in prison.
WASHINGTON - The State Department says the American shot to death while jogging in Libya is a teacher named Ronald Thomas Smith II.
MIAMI - Two men who had been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade have been sent back to their native Algeria against their will as part of a renewed effort to gradually close the prison, officials said Thursday.
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian army helicopters killed a high-level al-Qaida operative and four associates as they sped through the southern Algerian desert, a local official said Thursday.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - The World Cup promises friendly reunions and old scores to settle - and that's just in the coaching dugouts.