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Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:08PM
Kenyan government Twitter accounts claimed early Tuesday that authorities had taken control of all the floors of a Nairobi shopping complex that terrorists had seized Saturday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:48PM
A Mauritanian news agency says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has chosen replacements for two deceased commanders, including the former head of one of its most violent brigades who was killed in northern Mali in February.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:39PM
The abduction of Turkish pilots in Beirut marked a quick escalation of hostage taking among factions that have various ties to the Syrian civil war. The kidnappings threaten to complicate alliances in the Middle East and undercut tourism in Lebanon.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:39PM
The Syrian civil war has spawned another violent but low-grade conflict that pits village against village, clan against clan and Muslim sect against sect among Lebanese living on the country’s border. Escalating retaliations have triggered kidnapping and ambushes, and have left partisans captured, wounded and dead.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:38PM
Lebanese security forces replaced Hezbollah fighters Monday at checkpoints in Beirut’s southern suburbs in response to criticism that the group’s recently enacted security measures proved that it maintains its own mini-state in southern Lebanon.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:13PM
Mexico City officials say two more police officers have been arrested in connection with the May kidnapping and killing of 12 young people from an after-hours bar in the capital.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 2:53PM
India says frustration is building among U.N. member states over paralysis in the Security Council and its inability to respond to international crises.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:53PM
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called off plans for unconditional peace talks with militant insurgents after a series of deadly terrorist attacks that culminated in Sunday’s suicide bombing of a church, which killed 83 people.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 1:48PM
A spokeswoman for the United Nations mission in Central African Republic says the government is sending a delegation to the east of the country this week to assess reports that fighters with the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group are disarming.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:49PM
BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 12:08PM
Zhang Mei Lian is worried about her 16-year-old son. Worried that he’s falling behind his female classmates in school. Worried that he isn’t athletic enough, that he doesn’t know how to repair things, such as computers or a broken light. Worried that, in short, he doesn’t know how to be a man.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 11:58AM
Britain has announced that it is giving 1 billion pounds, or $1.6 billion, to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years and hopes the money will lead to "some incredible results."
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 11:53AM
Scarred by memories of a pair of attacks on Israeli targets in Africa a decade ago, Israel has dispatched a team of experts to its close ally Kenya to advise authorities on the bloody standoff at a Nairobi shopping mall.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 10:48AM
Iran has a unique chance to win respect in the Arab world if it pushes Syria's regime toward peace, Tunisia's president said Monday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 10:38AM
Two men accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida will be heading straight to trial after federal prosecutors said they were bypassing a preliminary inquiry into the case.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 10:23AM
The smuggling of 1.4 tons of cocaine in 31 suitcases on an Air France flight to Paris has led to nine arrests on two continents, and Venezuela's top police official said Monday that more arrests were expected.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:28AM
Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen deployed into Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut on Monday, after officials said they had reached a deal with the Shiite militant group to send troops into neighborhoods where they long had only a symbolic presence.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:28AM
A gunman burst into a home east of the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez where people were celebrating a baseball victory and killed 10 people, authorities said Monday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:13AM
Cabinet ministers from more than a dozen European nations came to Rome on Monday in a show of support for Italy's first black Cabinet minister, who has faced racist taunts ever since she was appointed in April.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 9:13AM
Around 30 large dolphins beached themselves in northeastern Brazil over the weekend, and news reports said Monday that at least seven of them had died.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 8:58AM
Here are 10 things to know about al-Shabab, the Somali Islamic extremist group that has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kenya's premier shopping mall that killed dozens of civilians.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 8:58AM
U.S. military officials at the Guantanamo Bay prison announced Monday that they will stop releasing daily hunger strike updates because they say the number of protesters has steadily dropped to a core group of 19 defiant prisoners.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 8:48AM
A court has convicted a former presidential candidate in the ex-Soviet nation of Armenia of attempted murder for ordering the shooting of another fringe contender ahead of a presidential election earlier this year and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 8:28AM
At this week's annual top-level U.N. General Assembly meetings, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is honoring a promise to the U.S. to suspend a Palestinian quest for further U.N. recognition.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 8:13AM
North Korean scientists are able to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, cutting the need for imports that had been one of the few ways outsiders could monitor the country's secretive atomic work, according to evidence gathered by two American experts.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 8:03AM
An African teenager living in Detroit can't understand why her immigrant aunt is always dieting when people back home in Zimbabwe go hungry every day.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:48AM
The big win for Angela Merkel's conservative party was an endorsement by German voters of her tough policies in tackling the euro currency union's government debt troubles. So don't expect any big change in course from her.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:43AM
Sweden's police have been severely criticized for compiling a secret, illegal registry of more than 4,000 Roma, including children.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:33AM
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris intends to plead not guilty to indecent assault and child pornography charges, his lawyer told a London court hearing Monday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:33AM
The fingerprint-based security system used to unlock Apple's latest iPhone can be bypassed using a household printer and some wood glue, a German hacking group has claimed.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:33AM
Iran's new foreign minister will join talks with six key nations trying to rein in the Islamic Republic's nuclear program later this week at the United Nations, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Monday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 7:13AM
Five senior police officers in Greece were replaced Monday after the government ordered urgent inquiries into alleged links between the far-right Golden Dawn party and the country's police and military.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 6:53AM
Three people who claim they were tortured during Spain's Franco dictatorship said Monday they hope arrest warrants issued last week by Argentina will help bring some of the perpetrators to justice and finally open up a public debate on one of the country's darkest periods.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 6:28AM
Jordan's military court has convicted five Jordanians of trying to sneak into neighboring Syria to join rebels seeking to unseat President Bashar Assad.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 5:48AM
A double bombing targeting Sunni mourners in Baghdad killed 14 people on Monday, the third day in a row in which funerals have been attacked amid a wave of bloodshed across Iraq, officials said.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 5:48AM
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic U.N. meeting of world leaders Monday "to break barriers and open doors" for the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 5:18AM
A Jane Austen museum says it has raised enough money to buy the writer's ring back from pop singer Kelly Clarkson.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 5:13AM
An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood and the confiscation of its assets, opening the door for authorities to dramatically accelerate a crackdown on the extensive network of schools, hospitals, charities and other social institutions that was the foundation of the group's political power.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:58AM
A Yemeni security official says suspected al-Qaida militants have assassinated a military officer in a drive-by shooting in the country's capital, Sanaa.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:53AM
Seeking to dispel any doubts over the credibility of their work, U.N. climate experts called their latest report an unbiased and reliable assessment of global warming as they presented it Monday to officials from 110 governments for a final review.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:53AM
Campaign clashes in the West African nation of Guinea have killed one security official and injured 50 people, the government said Monday, fueling concerns of sustained violence in the run-up to legislative elections planned for Saturday.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:48AM
Torrential monsoon rains hit the northwestern Philippines on Monday, triggering landslides and killing 20 people in areas already weakened by a powerful typhoon, and raising the death toll to 47 from storms across Asia.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:23AM
Hundreds of striking Greek city workers are marching through Athens to protest public sector job cuts that the government must make to continue receiving international bailout funds.
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 4:03AM
A look at the major terror attacks in East Africa, outside of Somalia:
Published September 23rd, 2013 - 3:28AM
President Bashar Assad pledged in an interview broadcast Monday to honor an agreement to surrender Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons, but he said that rebels might try to block international arms inspectors from doing their work.
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