- Govt: 500 reported killed in South Sudan Updated: Dec-18-13 3:00 pm
- Monterrey beats Al-Ahly to finish 5th at Club WCup Updated: Dec-18-13 2:11 pm
- US evacuates diplomats, allies from South Sudan Updated: Dec-18-13 1:39 pm
- Ousted Egypt president to be tried for conspiracy Updated: Dec-18-13 11:04 am
- UK to withdraw some embassy staff from South Sudan Updated: Dec-18-13 8:08 am
- Swiss to freeze Egypt, Tunisia assets 3 more years Updated: Dec-18-13 7:14 am
- Prominent Palestinian human rights campaigner dies Updated: Dec-18-13 7:14 am
- UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan Updated: Dec-17-13 9:06 pm
- UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan Updated: Dec-17-13 6:55 pm
- Libya: We'll allow quizzing of Lockerbie suspect Updated: Dec-17-13 5:40 pm
- US orders staff out of South Sudan amid unrest Updated: Dec-17-13 3:51 pm
- Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia Updated: Dec-17-13 1:01 pm
- Ronaldinho leads Atletico Mineiro against Raja Updated: Dec-17-13 12:43 pm
- Israel breaks up migrant protest Updated: Dec-17-13 12:01 pm
- UN Security Council shows 'grave concern' on Libya Updated: Dec-16-13 4:44 pm
- Gaza Strip receives fuel after battered by storm Updated: Dec-15-13 1:17 pm
- Libya militia says oil terminals to remain closed Updated: Dec-15-13 12:29 pm
- Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist gov't Updated: Dec-14-13 5:26 pm
- Egypt: 3 Christians sentenced for killing a Muslim Updated: Dec-14-13 3:57 pm
- CIA Benghazi team clash led to 'stand down' report Updated: Dec-14-13 2:56 pm
- Rare storm leaves Jerusalem snowed in Updated: Dec-13-13 12:28 pm
- UN: Africa's troubled Sahel region 'alarming' Updated: Dec-12-13 3:22 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
JUBA, South Sudan - At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world's newest country.
MARRAKECH, Morocco - Monterrey of Mexico thrashed Egypt's Al-Ahly 5-1 Wednesday to finish fifth at the Club World Cup.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon flew 120 U.S. diplomats and others out of South Sudan on Wednesday because of continuing violence in the African nation.
CAIRO - Egypt's top prosecutor referred Wednesday toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial for conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of violence to destabilize the country following his ouster.
LONDON - Britain's Foreign Office says it is withdrawing some embassy staff from South Sudan because of violence in the oil-rich East African country.
GENEVA - The Swiss government said Wednesday it has decided to keep 760 million Swiss francs ($858 million) in Egyptian and Tunisian assets frozen for three more years.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Leading Palestinian human rights campaigner Dr. Eyad Sarraj, who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, died after battling leukemia, his family said Wednesday. He was 69.
JUBA, South Sudan - Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday, and the United Nations fears the violence in the oil-rich East African country is "largely along ethnic lines."
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. diplomats say hundreds of people are estimated dead in violence in South Sudan.
LONDON - Libyan Justice Minister Salah Margani says his government will allow U.S. and British investigators to question Abdullah al-Senoussi, Gadhafi's notorious spymaster, over the Lockerbie bombing.
WASHINGTON - The United States ordered nonemergency government personnel to leave South Sudan and suspended normal operations at its embassy there Tuesday as political and social unrest continued to confront the fledgling African nation.
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisian police stepped up security while protesters from across the spectrum accused the government Tuesday of betraying the revolutions that started in this country and rocked the Arab world.
AGADIR, Morocco - In a career that has been marked by comical gaffes and emotional miscues, Raja Casablanca's goalkeeper has a chance to continue his standout Club World Cup by stealing the spotlight from Ronaldinho and Atletico Mineiro.
JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities broke up a demonstration outside the parliament building on Tuesday, taking away some 150 African migrants who had joined the protest against Israel's policy of detaining those illegally in the country.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is expressing "grave concern" at the weakening security situation in Libya as the North African country struggles to control armed groups and transition to democracy.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Gaza Strip received its first shipment of industrial fuel in 45 days on Sunday, bringing much-needed relief to the coastal territory after a winter storm dumped rare snow across the region.
TRIPOLI, Libya - The head of a Libyan militia that has shut down most of the country's oil terminals for months said Sunday they will remain closed because the government has failed to meet his group's demands- mainly a share of revenues for their eastern region.
TUNIS, Tunisia - A forum of political parties on Saturday chose the industry minister as Tunisia's next prime minister, set to replace the Islamist-led government with technocrats in what's been a faltering transition to democracy.
CAIRO - An Egyptian criminal court convicted three Christians Saturday of killing a Muslim man, a judicial official and the state news agency said, in a dispute that that left nine people dead in some of this year's worst sectarian violence.
WASHINGTON - CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it.
JERUSALEM - A powerful winter storm left Jerusalem covered in snow on Friday, forcing police to block access to and from the city as a cold snap drove some Israelis to seek treatment from emergency medics.
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.
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.