Africa

Women fleeing Burkina Faso violence face sexual assault

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KAYA, Burkina Faso — A 20-year-old woman could no longer live in her village amid the rising violence caused by Islamic extremists. But she...

Tunisians defy police to mark killings of left-wing leaders

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country's capital Saturday to...

Palestinian leader’s path to elections is fraught with peril

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for elections has thrown his political future into peril, forcing him to negotiate competing demands...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

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ALGIERS, Algeria — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse...

Ethiopia gives UN green light to deploy 25 staff to Tigray

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UNITED NATIONS — U.N. agencies received approval from Ethiopia’s government Monday to send 25 more staff members to embattled Tigray, a region where the...

UN urges foreign fighters and mercenaries to leave Libya

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called the establishment of a transitional government in Libya “an important milestone” Tuesday and urged all countries...