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UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations The UN Security Council pressed Libya's warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiraling violence.
14 апреля 2015
Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes More than 30 people, mostly schoolchildren returning from a sports meet, were killed Friday in Morocco when their bus caught fire.
11 апреля 2015
Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems' The Red Cross said that an aid plane is ready to leave for Yemen but its departure has been held back by logistics problems inside the war-torn country.
06 апреля 2015
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.
06 апреля 2015
Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university The bodies of the 148 students and security officers massacred by Somalia's Shebab Islamists in a Kenyan university were flown to Nairobi.
04 апреля 2015
Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory.
02 апреля 2015
Nigeria election: Buhari wins by 2.57 million votes - official result Main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidential election by 2.57 million votes.
01 апреля 2015
New 'Daily Show' host in storm over 'racist, sexist' jokes Newly anointed "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah faced mounting criticism after the emergence of several past social media posts accused of being racist.
01 апреля 2015
UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.
28 марта 2015
UN Security Council calls for stepping up Yemen talks The UN Security Council called for the stepping up of UN-brokered talks on ending a growing crisis in Yemen.
26 февраля 2015
World's oldest leader Mugabe triumphant ahead of 'obscene' birthday bash The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, turns 91 with much to celebrate -- even as critics condemn as "obscene" his lavish birthday party plans.
21 февраля 2015
Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 38 people, less than six weeks from elections, as the leader of Boko Haram vowed to disrupt the vote.
18 февраля 2015
Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians Pope Francis expressed "profound sadness" over the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic militants in Libya, saying they had been killed for their faith.
17 февраля 2015
EU urges joint action to stop Libya 'breaking apart' The European Union said it will meet with the Egyptian and US governments this week to discuss joint action on Libya.
17 февраля 2015
©Reuters/Luc Gnago Red Cross denounces attacks on Ebola teams in Guinea The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement denounced a series of violent attacks on its volunteers battling the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea
12 февраля 2015
UN pulls support to DR Congo operation The United Nations is temporarily pulling support to the Democratic Republic of Congo's planned military operation to drive out rebels.
11 февраля 2015
Putin in Egypt in bid to expand Russian influence President Vladimir Putin arrived in Egypt as Russia seeks to expand its reach in the Arab world's most populous country.
10 февраля 2015
Yemen's Hadi must be restored as president: UN chief UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the restoration to power in Yemen of Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after Huthi militia seized power.
09 февраля 2015
Special Representative for the Ebola Response Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS WHO names Ebola response chief The World Health Organization said it had appointed its assistant director-general Bruce Aylward to head its overall response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.
04 февраля 2015
Kenya obtains nearly $700 mn in IMF backing Kenya obtained nearly $700 million worth of precautionary loan support from the International Monetary Fund.
03 февраля 2015

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