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Zuma summons Lesotho leaders for emergency talks after army attempts coup

Sep 1, 2014

Zuma summons Lesotho leaders for emergency talks after army attempts coup

Lesotho’s political leaders were summoned by South African President Jacob Zuma for emergency talks after the military in the landlocked kingdom carried out an attempted coup. Deputy President Mothetjoa Metsing left Lesotho Sunday for talks with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and Zuma, Foreign Affairs ...

Sep 1, 2014

U.S. lawmakers call for arming Ukraine government

U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday urged Washington to arm the Ukrainian government, saying it needed help to repel what they called Russia’s invasion of the country. Sen. Robert Menendez, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN the United States, European ...

Sep 1, 2014

Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in Congo

An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on Sunday. “Chantal is free,” a spokeswoman for the aid group, also known by its French name ...

Sep 1, 2014

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to Islamic State: lawmaker

Several hundred U.S. citizens may have had contact with Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee said Sunday. Republican lawmaker Mike Rogers, a former FBI agent, told “Fox News Sunday” he was concerned about efforts to keep track ...

Sep 1, 2014

Militia says it 'secured' U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. The Islamist militia’s move likely will reinvigorate ...

Sep 1, 2014

Germany to send Iraqi Kurds enough weapons for 4,000 fighters

Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilize the Middle East, the defense minister said on Sunday. The equipment will include armor-piercing weapons like anti-tank rockets, thousands of assault ...

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Sep 1, 2014

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the U.N.-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau. Air defenses “successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that breached Israel airspace above the border ...

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Sep 1, 2014

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops. The getaway, combined with the departure of another entrapped group ...

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

Sep 1, 2014

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. ...