Tunisia Elects President In First Democratic Elections
December 22 2014 10:10 AM
Front-runner Beji Caid Essebsi was proclaimed the winner of the country’s presidential runoff election, with 55.68 percent of the vote.
Tunisia's Essebsi Campaign Claims Vote Victory
December 21 2014 1:33 PM
"I dedicate my victory to the martyrs of Tunisia," Essebsi said in claiming victory.
Around The World, People Agree: Government Doesn't Care
December 21 2014 11:49 AM
While almost three out of four people vote, a large majority of them say government doesn't care.
Egypt Accepts Travelers From Gaza For First Time Since October
December 21 2014 8:47 AM
An Egyptian official says there has been no decision made about allowing the permanent opening of the border crossing.
Scottish Prosecutor Says No Reason To Doubt Lockerbie Bomber's Guilt
December 20 2014 9:16 PM
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was the only person found guilty over the Dec. 21, 1988, attack on Pan Am Flight 103.
North Korea May Lift Ebola-Related Travel Ban: Death Toll At 7,373
December 20 2014 11:12 AM
The Ebola death toll continues to climb, especially in West Africa, but North Korea may soon lift its travel restrictions.
West Africans Need To Abandon Cultural Practices To Beat Ebola: UN Chief
December 19 2014 3:39 PM
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that West Africans need to abide by health protocols.
Mozambique Becomes One Of The Few African States With Legal Abortion
December 19 2014 10:56 AM
The new law will ease prohibitions on abortion regulations in the country, allowing women to electively terminate their pregnancies during the first 12 weeks.
Kenya's President Signs Controversial Anti-Terror Bill
December 19 2014 7:55 AM
The bill was signed a day after fights broke out in parliament on Thursday during a tense vote on the new measures.
Boko Haram Attack Claims 32 Lives In Nigeria
December 18 2014 8:41 AM
The news of the latest attack comes a day after a Nigerian military court sentenced 54 soldiers to death after they were convicted of mutiny.
Ebola Virus Kills Another Sierra Leone Doctor
December 18 2014 8:12 AM
The virus has already killed more than 350 healthcare workers and has infected 18,600 people in West Africa.
Nigeria Sentences 54 Soldiers To Death For Mutiny
December 18 2014 12:37 AM
Nigerian soldiers claim they lack the weapons and supplies to tackle the well-armed Boko Haram, who have been fighting an insurgency since 2009.
Three Years Later, North Korea Is Still Mourning Kim Jong Il's Death
December 17 2014 1:35 PM
Three years after Kim Jong Il's death, the official mourning period for the leader is finally over.
Arab Donors Weaken Western Bid To Pressure Gambia Financially
December 15 2014 2:32 PM
Poor nations with questionable human rights records are finding generous donors outside the Western world.
Mali Says It Released 4 Prisoners To Free French Hostage
December 15 2014 7:58 AM
French hostage Serge Lazarevic was released by al Qaeda last week after three years in captivity.
Climate Change Deal Reached In UN Negotiations
December 14 2014 3:08 AM
The agreement watered down language about the content of emissions-reduction pledges, leading some to question its worth.
Sudan's Bashir Claims Victory Over ICC After Court Shelves Darfur Probe
December 13 2014 5:23 PM
The ICC has also charged Bashir's defense minister, interior minister and a militia leader.
Holiday Fetes Banned In Sierra Leone In Effort To Halt Ebola
December 12 2014 9:39 PM
Public gatherings have been outlawed in the country, which has overtaken Liberia as the nation hardest hit by Ebola.
Zimbabwe Swears In New Vice President, Heir To Mugabe
December 12 2014 10:01 AM
Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is now heir apparent to 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe.
Did France Go Against Its Hostage Policy?
December 12 2014 9:11 AM
Serge Lazarevic was reportedly freed in exchange for four terrorists, even though France has said it doesn't pay ransoms or conduct swaps.