Essebsi declares win in landmark Tunisia vote

Essebsi declares win in landmark Tunisia vote

Beji Caid Essebsi has declared victory in Tunisia’s presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in a shift to full democracy four years after an uprising toppled long-time leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Official results are not due until Monday and his rival, the incumbent president, Moncef Marzouki, refused to concede defeat. Soon after More...

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Dozens of Houthis killed in central Yemen

‘Dozens of Houthis killed’ in central Yemen

Dozens of Houthi rebels have been killed in central Yemen in a suspected revenge attack after at least 40 people from a rival tribe were kidnapped by the Shia group, sources told Al Jazeera. At least 42 Houthis More...

Pedestrians injured in France hit and run

Pedestrians injured in France hit and run

At least 11 people have been injured after a driver shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) drove into pedestrians in eastern France, just a day after a man uttering the same words was More...

Polls close after landmark Tunisia vote

Polls close after landmark Tunisia vote

Polls have closed in Tunisia’s elections, the third in the last two months in which an official from the country’s previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist are vying for the presidency. The More...

Kurdish fighters

Kurdish fighters move on ISIL’s Mosul hub

Kurdish forces in Iraq have taken more ground from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and are moving closer to the northern city of Mosul. The Peshmerga, a term used by Kurds to refer to Kurdish More...

Kenya tells US to back off over terror law

Kenya tells US to back off over ‘terror’ law

A senior Kenyan official at the State House has criticised the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting “terrorism”. Munyori Buku said in a statement on the presidential website More...

Haiti names health minister as interim PM

Haiti names health minister as interim PM

Haiti’s health minister has been named as the country’s interim prime minister, replacing Laurent Lamothe, who resigned following several weeks of protests. Florence Duperval Guillaume’s temporary More...

Prince George

Prince William and Princess Kate Take Prince George to See Santa

Prince George got a pre-Christmas treat when he was taken to see Santa in an English country town on Saturday. And he got a special memento of his visit: a little wooden toy train set. George, 17 months, and his More...

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