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  • Obama to send 3,000 US military to Africa to help against Ebola

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as world health agencies warn that there aren't enough medical personnel willing to work there to...
  • Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response

    Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response
    President Obama, facing criticism that the U.S. and other countries have been slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, plans to send additional medical aid to West Africa, according to a White House official. The move, to be announced Tuesday...
  • As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said...
  • Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year. The session had been summoned...
  • Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah freed on bail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - One of Egypt's most prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on bail on Monday ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the court room. Abdel Fattah,...
  • Wine of the Week: 2011 M.A.N. Family Wines 'Free Run Steen' Chenin Blanc

    Wines from South Africa can be incredible values. Take this crisp, clean, verdant Chenin Blanc from M.A.N. Family Wines in the Coastal region. It's made from free-run juice of Chenin Blanc, aged on its lees for several months. With a lovely floral perfume...
  • Egypt tourism could fully recover in 2015: minister

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world's biggest country, the tourism...
  • Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just Islamic State but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday....
  • Cuba to send doctors to fight Ebola outbreak as death toll rises

    The Cuban government will send 165 medical personnel to West Africa as health officials continue to struggle with a furious Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead since March, officials said during a Friday news briefing. Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda,...
  • Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat. Militant groups that...
  • Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures to leave Qatar

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has asked seven senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to leave the country, the movement said on Saturday, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbors to stop backing the Islamists....
  • Kerry says Egypt has key role to play against Islamic State

    CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Egypt has a critical role to play in countering Islamic State's ideology. Kerry is in Cairo as part of a regional tour to build supportĀ for President Barack Obama's plan to strike...