What's an election campaign without shaking hands with potential voters? Congolese candidates in the thick of an Ebola outbreak, now the second deadliest in history, are finding out in uncomfortable ways.
At the age of 13, Mohammed was an unflinching fighter for Yemen's Houthi rebels. Indoctrinated in their camps, he went into battle even as gunfire filled the air and the earth shook from airstrikes. He says he tortured and killed. He didn't care if he lived or died.
Some drug offenders sentenced to life under the "three strikes" law may be getting their federal prison sentences reduced to 25 years. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a sweeping criminal justice bill that also would allow about 2,600 federal prisoners sentenced for crack cocaine offenses before August 2010 the opportunity to petition for a reduced penalty.
Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 3:03pm
The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago.
The U.N. Security Council is calling for "a violence-free environment" for what could be historic elections in Congo on Sunday, noting with concern recent incidents that resulted in loss of life and significant damage.
Sonia Perez D., Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 1:05pm
Guatemalan authorities said Tuesday that they have withdrawn diplomatic immunity from 11 workers with a U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission who have investigated cases of alleged corruption — including ones targeting President Jimmy Morales' son and brother.
Joshua Goodman and Jim Mustian, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 11:12am
The former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's high-profile office in Colombia has been cleared of wrongdoing following a probe of misconduct allegations, including accusations that he used government resources to hire prostitutes.
The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind Saudi Arabia's rebuke of the U.S. Senate, which passed a resolution last week blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.