August 1, 2015 1:05 pm

Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.

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August 1, 2015 8:10 am

The Islamic State has lost 9.4 percent of its territory in the first six months of 2015, according to an analysis by the conflict monitoring group IHS.

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July 31, 2015 8:10 pm

In 2013, a magnitude-6.1 quake killed at least 37 people in an area of the same province where Monday's quake struck.

July 31, 2015 7:27 pm

A statement issued in the name of the U.S.-backed group, known as Division 30, said its fighters prevented Nusra Front gunmen from storming their head office.

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July 31, 2015 5:43 pm

"Our armed forces and security forces have launched a vast offensive to dig out and neutralise these terrorists on these islands," Chad army said.

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July 31, 2015 2:24 pm

The Israeli military said it sent troop reinforcements to the West Bank, fearing the incident could trigger unrest.

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July 31, 2015 2:12 pm

Afghan officials also said they received no help from Pakistan, which had long sheltered and aided the Taliban.

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July 31, 2015 9:11 am

Many Boko Haram militants were killed in firefights with Nigerian soldiers in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri

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July 31, 2015 8:18 am

Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction towards the killing of Cecil the lion has been muted.

July 30, 2015 8:47 pm

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Col. Nadim al-Hassan, who heads a brigade known as "Division 30," was picked up near the border town of Azaz along with the other six.

July 30, 2015 6:32 pm

Many more countries, including South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania, allow it, arguing that it benefits communities and funnels high-priced fees from hunters back into conservation.

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July 30, 2015 5:27 pm

Greste, who has since been deported, and Fahmy received seven years in the initial trial, while Mohamed was jailed for 10 years.

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July 30, 2015 2:42 pm

The three Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed _ were detained in December 2013.

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July 30, 2015 2:17 pm

Most of the 54 fighters who have so far completed a U.S.-led train and equip programmed in neighbouring Turkey were from Division 30.

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July 29, 2015 8:24 pm

Citing Afghan government and intelligence sources, the BBC said that Mullah Omar died two to three years ago. No further details were released.

July 29, 2015 4:24 pm

The official Bahrain News Agency quoted the public security chief, Maj. Gen. Tariq al-Hassan, announcing the arrests Wednesday. He did not provide further details.

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July 29, 2015 8:57 am

The military said troops took over the under-construction complex inside the Beit El settlement overnight to remove protesters that had holed themselves up inside.

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July 28, 2015 10:11 pm

Fire accidents are common in Egypt, given the dilapidated condition of buildings and failure to adhere to safety norms.

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July 28, 2015 8:43 pm

Monday's was the latest in a spate of attacks that have killed hundreds in recent weeks and spilled across Nigeria's borders.

July 28, 2015 9:33 pm

The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation, which continues to face low-level unrest more than four years after protesters took to the streets to demand greater political rights.

July 28, 2015 5:54 pm

The Tripoli court that sentenced Seif al-Islam, who is being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government, also sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.

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July 27, 2015 9:58 am

The attack comes as Somali forces backed by troops from the African Union have launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Jubba Corridor, to push al-Shabab out of its last strongholds.

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July 27, 2015 9:14 am

NATO itself is not involved in operations against the Islamic State group, although many of its members are. As an alliance, however, NATO is committed to helping defend Turkey.

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July 27, 2015 9:22 am

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce.

July 27, 2015 8:09 am

19 people were killed and 47 others injured when a blast tore through a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu

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July 27, 2015 4:24 am

A suicide bombing suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram ripped through a bar in the town of Maroua, killing at least 19 people.

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July 27, 2015 4:19 am

Children are taken in by militants who seek to re-educate them. They are then forced to convert to Islam and, eventually, become extremist fighters.

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July 26, 2015 12:57 pm

'Force entered a number of metres (yards) inside and closed the doors to the mosque with the rioters inside, restoring order,' a statement said.

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July 26, 2015 10:50 am

The attack took place at around 7.45 pm when a man "threw a bomb" towards a bar in the Ponre district, said a security source.

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July 26, 2015 10:37 am

Obama will also highlight efforts to support African youth by dropping by a regional center for his Young African Leaders Initiative

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July 26, 2015 8:03 am

Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced that it would start a five-day humanitarian pause today, just before midnight.

July 25, 2015 5:04 pm

The president also says women and people from certain communities historically haven't been viewed as entrepreneurial in Africa and are at a disadvantage. He says women are "powerhouse entrepreneurs."

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July 25, 2015 1:34 pm

A coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen since late March in a bid to reinstate President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

July 25, 2015 8:26 am

Nkurunziza won 69 percent of the vote while his closest rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 19 percent, said electoral chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye.

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July 24, 2015 9:43 am

Turkish warplanes have struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria.

July 24, 2015 9:20 am

Obama is likening gay rights to women's rights, religious rights and civil rights. He says as someone with Kenyan relatives, he knows how Kenya's history of mistreating women has held it back.