Africa

UN Finds Second Black Box of Air Algerie Jet

BAMAKO, Mali— The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that fell from...

Africa

Egypt To Try 20 Suspected in Terrorist Attacks

CAIRO— Egypt’s chief prosecutor’s office says it has charged 20 suspected militants with carrying terrorist attacks that killed seven people and wounded more than 100. The statement released by Hisham Barakat’s office Saturday said those charges belonged to a terror …... Read More




  • An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers on July 24, 2014. (Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air Algerie 5017 Plane Crash Black Box Recovered

    PARIS—French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss... Read more

  • An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers on July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie plane missing since early July 24 over Mali with 116 passengers and crew, including 50 French nationals, on board probably crashed, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. (Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Air Algerie Found? Flight AH5017 Black Box Recovered From Wreckage; Terrorism Not Ruled Out as Cause for Crash

    PARIS—French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at... Read more

  • An official shows on a map an area where an Air Algerie plane is supposed to went missing, on July 24, 2014 in Ouagadougou. An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing on July 24 during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers. A source in Mali said that contact with the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was lost over Gao in north Mali, a region that was seized by jihadists groups for several months in 2012 and that remains very unstable despite the Islamists being driven out in a French-led offensive. (Ahmed Ouoba/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air Algerie Flight 5017 With 116 Aboard Crashed in Mali

      ALGIERS, Algeria—An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border... Read more

  • Military officers walk at a scene where a bomb exploded on July 23, 2014 in Kaduna, north of Nigeria. A second blast today in the city has killed at least 17 people, the national rescue agency said, after an earlier suicide attack in the city killed at least 25. An around-the-clock curfew was announced for the city after the bombings. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Nigeria: 2 Days, 4 Attacks, Dozens Dead

    BAUCHI, Nigeria—Two attacks in Nigeria’s north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death toll from twin blasts... Read more

  • The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014. A flight operated by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar while traveling from Burkina Faso in West Africa to Algiers. Authorities say it was carrying over 100 passengers and crew when air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff earlier this morning. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Missing Plane Found? Air Algerie Flight AH-5017 Disappears from Radar

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali... Read more

  • Kenya anti-riot police barricade as pedestrians walk past, as part of security measures during the rally for the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on July 7, 2014 in Nairobi. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Peace Corps Supend Program in Kenya Amid Insecurity

    NAIROBI, Kenya—The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country... Read more

  • An Air Algerie flight operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)

    Air Algerie Flight 5017 ‘Probably Crashed,’ Says French Foreign Minister

      ALGIERS, Algeria—An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a... Read more

  • Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education and daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, was reportedly on the missing Air Algerie plane. (AP Photo)

    Mariela Castro, Raul Castro Daughter, Reportedly on Missing Air Algerie Plane (+Photos)

    Mariela Castro, a niece of Fidel Castro, was reportedly on board missing Air Algerie Flight AH5017. The jetliner vanished from the radar in a remote... Read more

  • Mariela Castro (ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mariela Castro, Niece of Fidel Castro, Not on Missing Air Algerie Flight AH5017

    Mariela Castro, the niece of Fidel Castro, is not on board the missing Air Algerie Flight AH5017. According to Ouagadougou Airport’s website, Mariela Castro and... Read more

  • Air Algerie planes park in front of the new Inernational Algiers Houari Boumediene airport , May 2006. Flight 5017 disappeared with 116 passengers over North Africa Thursday morning. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air Algerie Flight 5017 Vanishes Over North Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria— An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, the plane’s... Read more

  • Air Algerie planes park in front of the new Inernational Algiers Houari Boumediene airport , May 2006. Flight 5017 disappeared with 116 passengers over North Africa Thursday morning. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air Algerie Plane Missing; Flight 5017 Disappears From Radar

    ALGIERS, Algeria—A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane’s owner... Read more

  • This photo taken on Friday, May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft in the livery of Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels.  (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)

    Missing Air Algerie Flight AH5017 Found? Nope; Swiftair Plane Crashes in Mali, But Wreckage Yet to be Recovered

    Air Algerie AH5017 plane, which went missing early Thursday, has supposedly crashed in Mali. AFP cites an army coordinator in Ouagadougou saying that the plane... Read more

  • A Somali policeman looks at the debris caused by a remotely detonated land mine explosion at a municipal centre in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalia MP Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said. Lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame, who... Read more

  • Matthew Durham and his mother fundraising for the charity that he went to Africa with. (Facebook)

    Matthew Durham: Kenya Aid Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting Orphans (+Photos)

    OKLAHOMA CITY—An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children. Matthew Lane Durham,... Read more

  • Ex-Seleka rebels sit at their base in to Bambari, Central African Republic May 24 2014. (AP photo/Jerome Delay)

    Rebels Reject Central African Republic Peace Talks

    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo—Observers say Central African Republic’s peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day... Read more

  • T-shirt Typo Turns Heads at Mandela Bicycle Ride

    JOHANNESBURG— Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this. Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president’s honor on Sunday... Read more


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