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Laurent Gbagbo Launches New Political Party in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his previous party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court.Gbag...

Sudan’s Prime Minister Presents Road Map Out of Crisis

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok on Friday unveiled a road map to end what he described as the country's "worst and most dangerous" political crisis in its two-year transition.Since a coup attempt in late September, Sudan's military and civilian ...

Nigerian Military Says Leader of IS-linked Group is Dead

LAGOS, NIGERIA — Nigeria's military claimed Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of an Islamic State-linked extremist group blamed for killing hundreds in the northeast, had died. There was no immediate confirmation from the militants.At a ne...

Al-Sadr’s Party Wins Most Seats in Iraqi Parliamentary Vote

The party of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was the largest vote-getter in Iraqi parliamentary elections, according to initial results released Monday.A count based on partial results shows the Shiite Muslim cleric has won more than 70 seats in the 329-seat pa...

Letter: UN Official Recalled From Ethiopia Over Audio Recordings

The United Nations' migration agency has recalled a staff member identified by two U.N. sources in Addis Ababa as the head of its mission to Ethiopia over audio recordings containing criticism of senior U.N. officials.In the recordings, two women who s...

Morocco Chairs 98th Session of OPCW Executive Council

The Executive Council will review the latest developments in the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The issues on the agenda of this Council include the process of destruction of chemical weapons, measures against the re-emergence of ch...