KABUL: A suicide car bomber targeting foreign troops killed three Afghan civilians on Friday, while a dozen people on their way to a wedding were killed in a separate roadside blast, officials said.
N’DJAMENA: Seventy-one Chadian soldiers have been killed and 416 injured in two-and-a-half months’ fighting Boko Haram, the Chadian army said on Friday.
SEOUL: US Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics.
LAGOS: Nigerians return to the polls on Saturday for gubernatorial and state assembly elections, two weeks after the country’s historic first opposition victory in the presidential race.
NIAMEY: Niger has identified a suspected outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on a chicken farm in the southern town of Maradi, near the border with Nigeria which has confirmed cases of the virus in several nort
KIEV: Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian rebels accused each other on Friday of intensifying attacks in separatist eastern territories despite a two-month-old cease-fire deal.
LONDON: The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted.
PARIS: India’s prime minister announced Friday that New Delhi had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a multi-billion-euro agreement that has been years in the making.
WASHINGTON: Oklahoma was poised Friday to become the first US state to use nitrogen gas as an alternative to lethal injection when carrying out executions.
PANAMA CITY: The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for a historic encounter between the two leaders at a r
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