- UN: Africa's troubled Sahel region 'alarming' Updated: Dec-12-13 3:22 pm
- Gadhafi's son briefly appears in Libyan court Updated: Dec-12-13 5:47 am
- Gunmen kill Libya port official, school attacked Updated: Dec-11-13 11:17 am
- IAEA will inspect Libya's yellowcake stockpiles Updated: Dec-09-13 2:46 pm
- Egypt: Former top aide to Gadhafi acquitted Updated: Dec-09-13 8:28 am
- 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
- US identifies American teacher killed in Libya Updated: Dec-05-13 2:30 pm
- Iran readies for big oil production hike Updated: Dec-04-13 1:01 pm
- Iran aims to regain global role at OPEC meeting Updated: Dec-03-13 11:03 am
- Survey: Corruption grows in Mideast hot spots Updated: Dec-03-13 7:40 am
- Al-Qaida's American spokesman accuses US of piracy Updated: Dec-01-13 8:50 am
- Kerry in London to meet British, Libyan officials Updated: Nov-24-13 6:11 am
- US to train several thousand Libyan soldiers Updated: Nov-18-13 12:05 pm
- US quietly offers bounties for Benghazi attackers Updated: Nov-15-13 6:05 pm
- France says Nigerian militants trained in Mali Updated: Nov-14-13 11:37 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.
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.
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 - 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.
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has acquitted a top aide of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi of charges of attempted murder.
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.
WASHINGTON - The State Department says the American shot to death while jogging in Libya is a teacher named Ronald Thomas Smith II.
VIENNA - Iran indirectly challenged OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, announcing it plans to pump as much oil as it can once sanctions on its crude exports are lifted, even if its extra output drives prices into the basement.
VIENNA - Iran hopes to use a meeting of OPEC oil ministers on Wednesday as a launch pad for its return as a dominant force in global crude markets after months of sanctions. It faces resistance, however, from regional rival Saudi Arabia.
BERLIN - Corruption is bad and getting worse in three Middle Eastern countries that experienced Arab Spring uprisings launched in part to combat graft and other abuses, according to a survey released Tuesday by an international watchdog group.
CAIRO - Al-Qaida's American spokesman says the U.S.'s kidnapping of an al-Qaida suspect from Libya is a crime of piracy, urging Libyans to attack U.S. interests everywhere.
LONDON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in London following two days of tense negotiations in Geneva that led the United States and five other nations to an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is planning to train 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan soldiers in the continuing effort to improve security in the North African nation.
WASHINGTON - The State Department said Friday that it has been quietly offering rewards since January of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any person involved in last year's attack on a US diplomatic compound in Libya. The announcement ends weeks of Obama administration silence on questions about whether it was using all available means to catch the attackers.
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.