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Militants from Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group killed at least 147 people after storming a university campus in northeast Kenya on Thursday, the country’s disaster response agency said.
The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it’s gone, but in reality it’s still there.
Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have been extended into Thursday as negotiators edged towards a deal but failed to agree on crucial details, such as how to lift UN sanctions and whether to reinstate them if Iran reneges on a deal.
Egypt and Nigeria accounted for an "alarming rise" in the number of death sentences handed out around the world in 2014, often on the back of security concerns, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
Turkish security forces shot and killed an armed female assailant on Wednesday after she and a male accomplice tried to attack the police headquarters in Istanbul, Turkish officials said.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy avoided preliminary charges on Wednesday in a judicial investigation into fines paid over the funding of his failed 2012 re-election bid, after he was named an “assisting witness” in the case.
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Wednesday to defeat the Islamist insurgency raging in Nigeria's northeast in his first formal speech since being confirmed the winner of last weekend’s vote.
Militants from the Islamic State jihadist group seized control of most of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus Wednesday, a local Palestinian official told AFP.
In a latest bid to gain international recognition as a state, the Palestinian Authority joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move that could pave the way for filing a lawsuit against Israel at the court.
The chief executives of Germanwings and Lufthansa visit the site of last week's deadly air crash in the French Alps amid reports the airlines knew about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's severe depression. Follow their press conference on our liveblog.
Lufthansa bosses visited the site of last week’s Germanwings air crash in the French Alps on Wednesday, a day after the German carrier admitted it knew the plane’s co-pilot had suffered from “severe depression” in 2009.
Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s presidential poll by 2.57 million votes, the country's electoral commission said Wednesday, ending Jonathan’s rule of Africa’s most populous nation.
Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime on Wednesday as negotiators edged toward a deal but failed to agree on crucial details such as the lifting of UN sanctions.
Lufthansa said Tuesday that the co-pilot who is thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings passenger jet in the French Alps last week informed the company six years ago that he suffered from a “serious depressive episode”.
A Turkish prosecutor has died from wounds he sustained Tuesday after being taken hostage at an Istanbul courthouse by two members of a banned leftist group. The suspects were killed in a shootout with police.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the "liberation" of Tikrit from the Islamic State group on Tuesday after a weeks-long operation that was Baghdad's biggest operation yet against the jihadists.
Representatives of the United States and Cuba meet in Washington on Tuesday for talks on human rights, an issue central to normalising relations between the two governments but loaded with uncomfortable questions for both sides.
A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted all of the military officers accused over an alleged 2003 plot to overthrow the government of then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a defence lawyer said.
French President François Hollande said Tuesday that all of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps will likely be identified by the end of the week. Nationals from more than a dozen countries were on board the doomed flight.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday told an international donors’ conference for Syria that four out of five Syrians now live in poverty, describing the situation as "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".