| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:40 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election after his rival, Soumaila Cisse, conceded defeat late Monday.
Cisse visited Keita at his home late Monday to congratulate him, later announcing he had done so on...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far from being on the brink of collapse, al-Qaida's core leadership remains a potent threat — and one that experts say has encouraged the terror network's spread into more countries today than it was operating in...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:26 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Expectations of Mali’s presidential election were so low that everyone was pleasantly surprised when the vote passed peacefully with perhaps half of eligible voters participating.
With security tight at polling booths...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham said it best.
Talking about the challenges the next secretary of defense will confront, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, warned that he will face "a world on fire."
So true, and the Middle East along with the larger Islamic world...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:32 AM
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian forces raided a remote Sahara gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali's rebel Islamists, diplomats said. Islamic militants claimed that 35 hostages...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:31 AM
AIN AMENAS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert on Saturday in a "final assault" that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:54 AM
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian bomb squads searched a gas refinery laced with mines on Monday, looking for more explosive traps a day after the discovery of more bodies throughout the site raised the toll from the terrorist siege well past 80....
| Jan 24, 2013
Midway through his inaugural address, Barack Obama proclaimed, "A decade of war is now ending." A cynical listener might respond: "And a new decade of war is about to begin." Obama sounded pacific notes Monday. But it will be a huge surprise if he can get...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans wanted nothing more than to summon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill and grill her about the tragic fiasco in Benghazi. Sadly for them, they got their wish.
Clinton's smooth and confident performance at...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:32 AM
PARIS (AP) — Armed soldiers are on guard in Paris' subways, train stations and some of the world's most recognizable monuments to head off terror attacks after France's military launched an operation to push back al-Qaida-linked insurgents in Mali....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
PARIS -- Socialist French President Francois Hollande is in the pilot's seat in the world's latest military incursion. We're not used to seeing the French lead the way into battle, but it's becoming increasingly frequent.
Some 63 percent of the French...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:09 AM
MOPTI, Mali (AP) — Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al-Qaida's...