Africa

Death sentences by Egyptian court condemned

Amnesty International has condemned Egypt  in the wake of death sentences handed out by an Egyptian court against more than 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were even sentenced in absentia.

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U.S. says Syria government mostly to blame for hindered aid

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:48pm EDT (Reuters) – A U.N. report on how Syria’s neediest civilians are often not accessible to humanitarian relief workers makes it clear that the government of President Bashar al-Assad shoulders …

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200 Miners Trapped in Johannesburg, South Africa

An estimated 200 miners were trapped in an illegal mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Rescue operations are still ongoing.

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Exclusive: Syria on track to miss deadline to destroy chemical weapons

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:34pm EST (Reuters) – Syria has relinquished only 11 percent of its chemical weapons in three shipments and is on track to miss a politically-loaded midyear deadline to completely destroy the toxic …

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Thousands flee Syrian town as ‘major assault’ looms

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:52am EST (Reuters) – Thousands of people have fled a rebel-held town in Syria after it was bombed and shelled in an operation that has prompted fears of a major assault by …

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Attack on prison in Yemeni capital kills 11

By Khaled Abdullah SANAA Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:46pm EST (Reuters) – Eleven people were killed when attackers mounted a bomb, grenade and gun assault on the main prison in Yemen’s capital on Thursday to try to free inmates, security …

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Two American soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider’ attack: officials

KABUL Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:45pm EST (Reuters) – Men in Afghan army uniforms turned their weapons on American forces in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding four others, officials said. An Afghan Interior Ministry official …

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Algerian military plane crashes into mountain, 77 killed

By Lamine Chikhi OULED GACEM, Algeria Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:17pm EST (Reuters) – A military transport plane carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing 77 people, the worst air …

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Egypt army hits Sinai militants; new group claims Cairo bomb

By Tom Perry CAIRO Sat Feb 8, 2014 1:57pm EST (Reuters) – The Egyptian army said on Saturday it had killed 16 Islamists in Sinai, and a new group said it carried out a bomb attack on police in Cairo, …

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Three explosions rock Yemeni capital Sanaa

SANAA Sun Feb 2, 2014 6:46pm EST (Reuters) – Three large explosions were heard in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday, close to the defense ministry, the central bank and the former president’s home, locals told Reuters. “The explosions were followed …

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