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JOHANNESBURG – US President Barack Obama and African leaders meeting at a breakthrough summit in Washington next week should commit to rolling back...

WASHINGTON – Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his...

WASHINGTON – The United States blamed Hamas for the breakdown of a ceasefire with Israeli forces Friday, accusing the Palestinian militant group...

MOGADISHU – Somalia’s Shebab insurgents said they had assassinated a lawmaker in Mogadishu as he left prayers at a mosque on Friday, the fifth MP killed this year in a string of attacks. “This was a legitimate target, and he was killed on the orders of Allah,” Shebab spokesman Abdiaziz Abu Musab told AFP, adding that the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents...

 A Thai musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for royal defamation, a court official said Friday, in the latest conviction under a controversial...

Osaka police have admitted they did not report more than 81,000 offences over a period of several years in a desperate bid to clean up the region’s...

Argentina blamed the United States Thursday for the legal battle that forced it to miss a debt payment and — despite ratings agencies’ declarations...

by Mai YAGHI GAZA CITY (AFP) – Israel vowed Thursday to keep its troops in Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite...

BEIJING (AFP) – The head of a China’s largest mosque was murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in the far western...

TRIPOLI (AFP) – The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence continued to rage and a Filipino worker...