Germany appears cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, saying that its top priority is de-escalating tensions in the region as it tries to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
Ahmed Mohamed, Associated Press | PostedJun 24th - 4:28am
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a retired general who served as defense minister before being picked as the chosen successor to Mauritania's outgoing president, won the weekend election by a large margin, the country's electoral commission announced.
Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedJun 24th - 4:26am
A spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister's office says the army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces.
A Cypriot army captain on Monday tearfully apologized to the families of seven foreign women and girls for the "unjust pain" he has caused them after pleading guilty to a dozen charges of premeditated murder and kidnapping.
Thousands of relatives of former foreign fighters in the Islamic State group should be repatriated, the U.N. human rights chief said Monday, insisting children in particular have suffered "grievous violations" of their rights — a challenge to European and other countries that have been reticent about taking back jihadis and their kin.
Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.