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Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

In a surprise announcement, Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops late Friday said rival government and civil delegates had agreed to create a ‘verification’ commission and invite independent international bodies ...

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: officials

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: officials

At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a military base in western Afghanistan, hours before the group announced a ceasefire, officials said Saturday.

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

The Taliban announced Saturday a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against ‘foreign occupiers’ would continue.

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Abiy Ahmed has pledged to push through reforms in response to demands from protesters during waves of unrest that began in 2015.

20 killed in suspected militant attack in Mali: sources

20 killed in suspected militant attack in Mali: sources

Around 20 people including civilians were killed in a suspected militant attack in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, sources said.

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

Burundi looked set to adopt constitutional reforms that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034, with official results on Friday showing a ‘yes’ vote winning in 14 of 18 provinces.

At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing

At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing

At least four people were killed in northeast Nigeria on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP.

4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

Four people were killed and 27 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a tent filled with mourners in north Baghdad, Iraqi police and medical sources said.

US, Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city

US, Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city

US and Afghan aircraft Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital ...

Pakistan's top judge orders probe of deadliest terror attack

Pakistan's top judge orders probe of deadliest terror attack

Pakistan's top judge has ordered the first official investigation into the country's deadliest terror attack, a massacre at a school that killed more than 150 people in 2014, authorities said Thursday.

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations Wednesday, killing at least five people, with security forces still searching for several assailants as the city braces for more violence.

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

Afghanistan's slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.