Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west.
A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.
David Rising, Associated Press | PostedFeb 17th - 2:54am
Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the Middle East.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | PostedFeb 17th - 2:19am
Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.
Authorities say a felony conviction for assault in Mississippi should have prevented Gary Martin from buying the gun he used to shoot and kill five co-workers when he was fired at an Illinois job site. Officials say Martin has a history of violent behavior but passed an initial background check. His firearm owner's ID card was only invalidated when he applied for a concealed carry permit, but he already had the gun. Martin also shot and wounded five of the first officers to arrive at the scene.
Juan Antonio Guzman Calderon, Associated Press | PostedFeb 16th - 2:53pm
An improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week, authorities said Saturday.