Tag Archives: North Africa

Niger's security-minded president vies for 2nd term in vote

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou sought re-election Sunday, touting his record of defending the West African nation from Islamic extremists as he vied against 14 other candidates…

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Visitors to Middle East, North Africa will triple by 2030: UN

Madrid (AFP) – The number of international tourists to the Middle East & North Africa will triple to 195 million in 2030 despite concerns over security, the head of the…

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Saudi using execution to settle political scores: Amnesty

London (AFP) – Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric indicates the kingdom is "using execution to settle political scores", rights group Amnesty International said Saturday. Nimr al-Nimr, a…

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The Latest: Group: 77 kids drown at sea since Syrian boy

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people crossing Europe in search of a new life. All times local. 8:45 p.m. A migration…

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The Latest: Refugees blame Afghan men for border tensions

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people crossing Europe in search of a new life. All times local. 6:40 p.m. Refugees from…

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Deal reached in principle to create company controlling a third of global beer sales

BRUSSELS – The world's Top 2 beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market & bring together…

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World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market & bring…

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Nobel Peace Prize: Who are some of the contenders?

There is no way to know who will win the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, yet that hasn't stopped experts & online oddsmakers from speculating. The prestigious prize is awarded…

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Officials: US to increase number of refugees by 5K next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is prepared to increase the number of refugees it resettles by at least 5,000 next year as European countries struggle to accommodate tens of…

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Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked & exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world. That they…

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