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Turkey reports more than 35,000 in detention after coup attempt

There are more than 35,000 people in detention in Turkey more than three months after this year's attempted coup, says Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, noting that a further 4,000 remain under...

Key Egyptian army officer shot dead in Cairo

A senior Egyptian army officer was killed in Cairo on Saturday, state television reported.

UN report blames Congo authorities for 48 deaths at recent protests

Congo's security forces killed at least 48 people during three days of protests in September in Kinshasa, a UN report said Friday.

Turkey arrests brother of wanted cleric Gulen

Authorities in western Turkey have arrested the brother of cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States and is blamed by Ankara for a coup attempt, news agency DHA ...

Twenty killed in clashes over Pygmies' caterpillar tax in Congo

About 20 people have been killed in three days of clashes between members of a Pygmy and of a Bantu ethnic group in south-eastern Congo, local officials said Tuesday.

Council of Europe rebukes Turkey for removing lawmakers' immunity

Turkey must restore the legal immunity of lawmakers, a key body of the Council of Europe said in a report issued Monday, challenging the process of removing their inviolability and warning that...

EU prepares sanctions on Congo over violence, political crisis

EU foreign ministers paved the way Monday for sanctions against Congo, which has been gripped by violence amid a political crisis in light of upcoming presidential elections.

Congolese army clashes with militia, kills 14 fighters

The Congolese army clashed with a local militia in Central Kasai province on Friday, killing 14 militiamen, officials said.

12 Egyptian security personnel killed in Sinai attack

Twelve security personnel were killed on Friday in an attack by suspected militants on a checkpoint in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, according to a military spokesman.

Turkey seeks arrest of 189 judges and prosecutors

Nearly 200 judges and prosecutors are the targets of the latest round of Turkish arrest warrants, as a crackdown continues three months after a failed coup.

22 Nigerian Shiites reported killed in clashes with police and mobs

At least 22 members of Nigeria's Shiite Muslim community have been killed by police and mobs while holding religious processions in three cities in the north of the country, a community leader...

Athens rejects asylum bids from Turkish soldiers who fled coup

The Greek government has rejected the asylum applications of six Turkish soldiers who landed a military helicopter in Greece amid the chaos of a failed coup in Turkey, media reports said Tuesday...

At least 10 killed in suspected rebel attack in eastern Congo

At least 10 people were killed when gunmen thought to be Ugandan rebels attacked an area in eastern Congo, an army spokesman said Monday.

Human rights group reports 680 deaths in massacres in eastern Congo

Unidentified attackers have killed at least 680 civilians in a series of massacres in eastern Congo over the past two years, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

European rights watchdog calls for end to Turkey's state of emergency

Turkey should begin to repeal some of the steps it has taken under the state of emergency declared after a failed coup in July, the human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe said in a...