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Ex-Mauritania leader under house arrest on corruption charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's authorities placed former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz under house arrest Tuesday as they investigate allegations of corruption, embezzlement and money ...

Man arrested after boarding empty Mauritania plane on tarmac

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man after he boarded an empty Mauritania Airlines plane sitting on the tarmac at the international airport in Nouakchott and threatened to set...

Saleh's hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim community

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh has made history that extends far beyond any football field. The New York Jets' new head coach has families and community leaders excited in neighborhood...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2020. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Record temperatures, pending deals inflame Iraq's power woes

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — In Iraq’s oil-rich south, the scorching summer months pose painful new choices in the age of the coronavirus: stay at home in the sweltering heat with electricity cut off for hours,...

French, Spanish and African leaders meet to combat extremism

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — on Tuesday called for intensifying counter-terrorism operations s...

Toll rises to 63 in migrant boat capsizing off Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The death toll from a migrant boat capsizing off Mauritania has risen to 63 after the coast guard found five more bodies. It was one ...

3 IS-inspired militants sentenced for Australia plot

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Three men inspired by the Islamic State group were sentenced Friday for plotting an attack in Australia’s second-largest city. Ahmed Mohamed, Abdullah Chaaran...

3 Sunni Muslims imprisoned for firebombing Australian mosque

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three Sunni Muslim men have been sentenced to prison terms of 16 and 22 years on convictions including engaging in a terror act by burning down a Shiite mosque in the Austr...

Mauritania's constitutional council confirms new president

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) —   Mauritania's constitutional council has confirmed Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as the country's president-elect. The council announced Monday that Ould Ghaz...

Mauritania votes as departing president respects term limits

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians are going to the polls to elect a new president. The outgoing leader's preferred successor on Saturday faces five opposition candidates in ...

Sudan says military council suspends decree on UN sites

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Sudanese diplomat says the transitional military council has suspended implementation of a decree demanding that the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur hand ...

3 convicted of terrorism for arson of Australian mosque

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three Sunni Muslim men have been convicted of engaging in a terror act by burning down a Shiite mosque in the Australian city of Melbourne three years ago. ...

Witnesses: Explosion, gunfire heard in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in the Somali capital say they have heard what sounded like a powerful explosion. Two witnesses told The Associated Press the sound of gunfire followe...