Category Archives: Africa

Morocco issues arrest warrant for Paris attack suspect

RABAT (Reuters) – Moroccan authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attack suspect who is at the centre of an international manhunt, according to the Moroccan…

Ex-Rangers Player Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Rangers will hold a minute's silence before Saturday's game with Morton to pay tribute to a former player killed in a drive-by shooting in his native Honduras. Arnold Peralta, who…

Greece, Cyprus, Egypt to speed up talks over sea boundaries

By Angeliki Koutantou & Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece, Egypt & Cyprus agreed on Wednesday to speed up talks to demarcate sea boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean as part…

Poisoned lion in Kenya euthanized after condition worsened

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A lion cub that was part of a famous pride that was poisoned in the Masai Mara Game Reserve was euthanized after its condition deteriorated, a…

Only dialogue will solve crises in Syria, Libya: Nobel peace laureates

Only dialogue can resolve the crises in war-torn Syria & Libya, Tunisian civil groups honoured with this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Wednesday on the eve of the awards ceremony…

West will remain vulnerable to IS threat: experts

The Islamic State group has brought down a crowded airliner over Egypt, shot up Paris cafes & other soft targets, & inspired attacks like the shooting rampage last week in…

South Africa's finance minister fired

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has fired the country's finance minister who served less than two years. On Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma said Nhlanhla Nene will be replaced by…

Mexican safety agency approves first use of dengue vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities approved the first vaccine to gain official acceptance for use against the dengue virus, which sickens approximately 100 million people every year, mostly…

A forgotten burying ground becomes a park that honors and remembers

During a city project in October 2003, work crews in Portsmouth, N.H., discovered the buried remains of 13 people under a portion of Chestnut Street – remains that after were…

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus discuss offshore gas rights

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece, Egypt & Cyprus say they will speed up talks on how to stake out undersea territory in the Mediterranean, following the discovery of a large…