13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Europe 11/26/19, 02:10

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa’s Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying ...

Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen terrorists

Africa 03/29/19, 23:12

Mali's prime minister is urging the Security Council to maintain its more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening terrorist groups and endangering the "fragile progress" toward peace.Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga addressed the ...

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

World 12/13/18, 08:45

The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its "defective leadership."Executive director Michel Sidibe made the ...

Update: Spanish boat stranded days after taking migrants

Africa 11/26/18, 10:53

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):4:30 p.m.In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a migrant receives medical assistance after being rescued by Nuestra Madre de Loreto, a Spanish fishing vessel, two days ago off ...

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