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KIRKUK (Iraq) Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into...

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the...

OFF THE TUNISIAN COAST Tunisian smugglers are offering migrants seeking a fresh start in Europe a new route from Africa to Italy. Thousands have made the...

NAIROBI One of Kenya’s top election officials quit on Wednesday with a damning statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential...

KAMPALA Ugandan police on Wednesday banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President...

BENI YAKHLEF (Morocco) A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other “health professionals”...

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that...

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Daish militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding...

VALLETTA Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was a determined investigative reporter, fuelled by outrage at the cronyism and sleaze she saw engulfing...

Jos (Nigeria) At least 29 people have been killed in a new flare-up of violence in central Nigeria targeting people sheltered in a primary school,...