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Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:10pm

Tunisia's defense minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence that's being built on the country's border with Libya to stop Islamist militants from entering Tunisian territory.

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Syria says any foreign troops would return 'in coffins'

Albert Aji and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:44am

Syria's foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would "return home in wooden coffins" and asserted that recent military advances put his government "on track" to end the five-year-old civil war.

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:10am

Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:41am

Five people were killed Saturday when a "massive" avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.

Somali official: Bomb blew hole in passenger jet

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:41am

It was a bomb that blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Somali official said Saturday.

Jewish woman stabbed in Arab town in southern Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:10am

Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away.

Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:40am

Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

Egypt arrests 3 for selling stones from Giza Pyramids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:30am

Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists.

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:30am

Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February, but recent battlefield advances by the insurgents could make it hard to coax them to the table.

Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:10am

Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali that killed one Malian soldier, an organization that monitors jihadi sites said Saturday.

App launched with uniquely African emojis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:00am

App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis of characters dressed in colorful traditional attire using popular local expressions and gestures.

EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:00am

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers.

EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow

Mike Corder and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:40am

European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.

The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:10am

The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. (all times local):

Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:20am

A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20.

Hungary's public education official replaced amid protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:20am

Hungary's state secretary of public education has been replaced amid growing discontent and protests by teachers, students and parents against the government's centralization of the school system.

5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:10am

A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.

Egypt's el-Sissi directs $127.7 million for housing units

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:10am

Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered that one billion Egyptian pounds ($127 million dollars) worth of funds donated by government supporters be used to build 100,000 housing units.

Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:00am

The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations.