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France's Emmanuel Macron to try to convince Donald Trump to back Paris accords - diplomats

A newcomer to international diplomacy, Macron travels to Brussels for a NATO summit before heading to Sicily for G7 summit.

May 24, 2017, 14:35 PM IST

Dozens killed in renewed clashes between factions in Libya's south

At least 60 people were killed as rival Libyan forces clashed at a southern air base on Thursday.

May 19, 2017, 22:07 PM IST
South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017.

May 19, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Donald Trump

Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Donald Trump

Washington had shunned al-Bashir, who has been Sudan's leader since 1989, and is wanted by the ICC on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sudan's Darfur region.

May 19, 2017, 18:09 PM IST

'Islamists' stone couple died in north Mali

The Islamists dug two holes where they put the man and the woman who lived maritally without being married

May 18, 2017, 09:36 AM IST

UN to deploy rapid intervention force in central Mali

Rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali

May 18, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

Blast kills three bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital

Three bomb disposal experts were killed in a car bomb blast west of Somalia's capital on Wednesday.

May 17, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks

May 17, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

Prisoners escape from Congo prison after attack by Christian cult - government

About 50 prisoners escaped from the main prison in Kinshasa. 

May 17, 2017, 12:35 PM IST

Indian-origin trio held for South African medical school scam

Three Indian-origin persons were arrested here by police for allegedly selling seats to Indian students to study medicine and other health science courses at a university in South Africa.

May 16, 2017, 16:20 PM IST

Zuma ally returns to head South Africa power utility

The former chief executive of South Africa's state-owned power utility is to return to the post.

May 12, 2017, 16:42 PM IST

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari seen in public for first time in weeks

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday made his first public appearance in weeks, re- emerging amid mounting concerns about his health.  

May 05, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

Algeria's ruling FLN, allies win majority in parliament: Ministry

Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front or FLN party and its main allies won a majority in a parliamentary election overshadowed by the financial crunch from lower oil prices and questions over

May 05, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Around 20 jihadists killed or captured in Mali's north

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5.

May 01, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

A crowd of about 15,000 people cheered and released yellow and white balloons with Pope Francis, flanked by security, circling the Cairo stadium on a golf cart.

Apr 29, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt`s small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings.

Apr 29, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

Apr 28, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal

At least 20 people, almost all women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off Senegal`s central coast in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday.

Apr 25, 2017, 20:43 PM IST

Cuba, Morocco reestablish diplomatic ties after 37 years

Cuba and Morocco has signed an agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties after a gap of 37 years, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Apr 22, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

France began picking itself up on Friday from another shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande calling together the government's security council and his would-be

Apr 21, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

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