World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian security source said on Sunday the Rafah border crossing with Gaza had been closed indefinitely, the state news agency MENA reported, after an attack on a police station in Sinai killed at least 15 officers.
"A security official announced on Sunday evening that the Rafah land port had been closed for cases of travel and arrivals indefinitely. This comes in the wake of the attack by gunmen on a border checkpoint in Rafah in Sinai," MENA said.
Residents of Tunisia's Tataouine province stage strike to coincide with prime minister’s visit
The previous barely-functioning coalition government, involving HDZ and Most, collapsed last June over a conflict of interest scandal after just five months in power.
Hissene Habre was sentenced to life imprisonment in Dakar
Thursday's raid appeared to be part of a campaign by the authorities to turn the screws on groups connected with arch-Putin foe Khodorkovsky.
Move comes within context of ongoing struggle between West Bank-based PA and Hamas in Gaza
Mogherini has spearheaded efforts to give the EU the "hard power" to match its "soft power" influence.
Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire says all parties agreed on the pause
Thursday’s protest coincided with Freedom Day celebrations marking 23rd anniversary of first multiracial elections
Foreign secretary says UK would likely agree to US request to strike regime forces
Crews rescued after surveillance ship hits freighter near entrance to Bosphorus
Comments follow monitoring group's claims that armed groups increasingly acting independently
German Chancellor asks Ankara to address European concerns over constitutional changes
Recently-appointed PM Saadeddine Othmani vows to continue march towards political reform
Refugees capable of extraordinary things if given chance, new goodwill ambassador of UN refugee agency, Yusra Mardini, says
The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela, where unrest has left 28 people dead this month.
The Extraordinary African Chambers, a body created by Senegal and the African Union (AU), sentenced Habre last May to life behind bars, an unprecedented ruling seen as a blow to the impunity long enjoyed by repressive rulers on the continent.