As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move that worries its international partners who are working to strengthen the fight in the tumultuous Sahel region.
Albert Aji, Associated Press | PostedJan 29th - 1:32am
Syrian troops are in full control of a key rebel-held town in the country's northwest after days of intense fighting and airstrikes that displaced tens of thousands of people, the Syrian army said Wednesday.
An airplane that a federal official said was evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak departed Wednesday has landed in the U.S. Wuhan is the epicenter of a new virus that has sickened thousands and killed more than 100. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly. The plane left before dawn Wednesday, China time. It’s first stop is Anchorage, where travelers will be re-screened for the virus. Hospitals are prepared to treat or quarantine people who may be infected. Then the plane heads to California.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJan 28th - 10:34pm
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, saying doctors now were treating a family that had just come from a city at the epicenter of the outbreak.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJan 28th - 3:37pm
The U.N. Security Council is discussing a resolution that would endorse a plan for restoring peace in Libya and urge progress toward a cease-fire, amid new clashes between the country’s two rival governments.
Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | PostedJan 28th - 12:32pm
A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage.