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Egypt's Sisi calls for NATO help in Libya 'vacuum' Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for NATO powers to help rebuild Libya, beset by violence since an uprising backed by the Western military alliance toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi.
04 ноября 2015
Michelle Obama arrives in Qatar for education trip Michelle Obama arrived in Qatar on the opening stage of her first solo Middle East tour, where she is expected to call for addressing "cultural beliefs" obstructing girl's education.
03 ноября 2015
India's Modi urges 'comprehensive' climate deal India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Thursday for a "comprehensive and concrete" agreement on climate change in December, as he addressed African leaders at a major summit in New Delhi.
29 октября 2015
Helicopter crashes in Libya with 23 on board: official A helicopter with 23 people on board crashed Tuesday near the Libyan capital but the cause was unclear, a security official said.
28 октября 2015
Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100.
24 октября 2015
Pistorius released from jail: official statement Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after spending a year behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
20 октября 2015
Sisi looms large over Egypt vote Egyptians begin voting Sunday for a parliament expected to step firmly in line behind President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has crushed all opposition since ousting his Islamist predecessor in 2013.
15 октября 2015
Pistorius parole back under review after delays A South African parole board is due to meet to determine whether Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.
05 октября 2015
Swazi princess weaves royal raps in defence of monarchy Sitting on a cushion under a tree on a hot and dusty farm with a reality TV show crew standing by, Swaziland's royal princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini lays down a quick-fire rap.
02 октября 2015
Pistorius hopes for parole as panel reviews case A South Africa parole board was meeting to determine if champion Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should leave jail, weeks after the justice minister blocked his release.
18 сентября 2015
UN chief demands immediate release of Burkina Faso president, PM UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced outrage after Burkina Faso's presidential guard detained the country's interim president and prime minister, and demanded their immediate release.
17 сентября 2015
Mexico FM heads to Egypt after tourists killed by mistake Mexico's foreign minister was to fly to Egypt with relatives of the tourists mistakenly killed by Egyptian security forces as her government called for an urgent investigation of the "deplorable event".
15 сентября 2015
IMF chief urges Africa to spend responsibly IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged African governments to spend responsibly as she visited Liberia, a week after it was declared free from an Ebola epidemic which has shattered its economy.
12 сентября 2015
Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo Tourists perch perilously on a volcano's edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
26 августа 2015
Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria UN chief Ban Ki-moon begins a visit to Nigeria at the weekend to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country's new leader.
22 августа 2015
UN chief sacks C.Africa mission head over peacekeeper sex abuse claims UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, declaring "enough is enough" after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers.
13 августа 2015
Sisi to unveil 'new Suez Canal' as Egypt makes history President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurates a "new" Suez Canal in a lavish and heavily secured ceremony, as Egypt seeks to boost its economy and international standing.
06 августа 2015
A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming "It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand."
21 июля 2015
Omar Sharif, the eternal 'Doctor Zhivago', dies at 83 Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who died aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago".
11 июля 2015
Tunisia fears new 'terrorist attacks': PM Tunisia fears more potentially destabilising "terrorist attacks," like the one that killed 38 foreign tourists last month, which is why it has imposed a state of emergency.
09 июля 2015

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