BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The chairman of the Brussels-based company that operates a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that was attacked by Islamic extremists last week says the hotel will re-open "as soon as possible."
A statement posted to the website of the company, Rezidor Hotel Group, said Wolfgang M. Neumann met with the families of three hotel employees killed in Friday's attack that claimed 19 lives, offering "immediate emergency support."
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader says the United States is using "money and sex" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warns Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap."
In remarks to commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard Wednesday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says authorities should take concerns about "infiltration" seriously and that political factions should not use the issue against each other.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says intensified talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus have made further progress and the island's rival leaders are confident remaining issues can be resolved soon.
Espen Barthe Eide says Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots, Mustafa Akinci, remain committed to reaching a peace accord "as soon as possible."
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Burundian journalist says his government is seeking his extradition from Belgium over charges he played a role in a failed coup attempt against the government.
Antoine Kaburahe, director of independent newspaper Iwacu, said in a statement Wednesday that Burundi's government alleges he conspired with the military generals who plotted a failed coup in May during violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's efforts to get a third...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Roman's Interior Ministry has suspended top emergency situation officials following revelations that they lied when they said they were unaware of the existence of a Bucharest nightclub where 60 people died in a fire.
Three senior officials of the Bucharest branch of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations initially denied knowing that the Colectiv nightclub was operating on the ground floor of a former shoe factory. A fire during a heavy-...
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Indian media and a rights group are accusing a paramilitary force of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.
Nagaland Page newspaper editor Monalisa Changkija said the Press Council of India, an independent media watchdog, asked the Assam Rifles on Wednesday to explain why it issued notices to newspapers accusing them of supporting the...