MAPUTO: International observers urged Mozambique’s opposition Renamo party to pursue its electoral grievances by peaceful and legal means on Friday, amid fears of post-vote unrest.
BAMAKO: Clashes between armed groups and pro-government militias killed at least six people in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels said on Friday, stoking tensions ahead of a new round of peace talks later t
MASERU: Lesotho’s King Letsie III re-opened Parliament on Friday amid tight security, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.
LONDON: Britain may use a mediaeval law dating to 1351 to charge citizens with treason if they go to fight with Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.<
MUNICH: Two former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs went on trial in Munich on Friday, charged with masterminding the murder of a Yugoslav dissident in the southern German state of Bavaria more than three
MILAN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Italy had not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Friday named attorney Ron Klain to coordinate the US response to the Ebola outbreak, amid growing anxiety over its spread beyond West Africa.
ABUJA: Nigeria’s military and presidency on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a cease-fire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
MANILA: Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in the Philippines released two German hostages on Friday, after saying they would behead one of them if their demands were not met.
ISLAMABAD: A leading group of Pakistani religious leaders has condemned the Islamic State organization, amid concerns the hard-line extremists could gain a foothold in the state.
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