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Security forces clashed with with anti-government protestors in Libreville after President Ali Bongo clinched a narrow election victory over opposition candidate Jean Ping. The opposition disputes Bongo’s victory.
The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as they seek to expand their control in Afghanistan. Will Mullah Ibrahim Sadar be different from his predecessors? DW asks Kabul-based expert Wahid Muzhdah.
The US and India have agreed to bolster defense and trade ties with an aim to minimize China’s influence in South Asia. Beijing and Islamabad are forging their own alliance, which could increase tension in the region.
Under a new ‘Let’s raise them in families’ campaign, Rwanda hopes to find new families for thousands of orphans living in institutions. Carers say children need time to adapt to change.
Fingerprints have been used as a form of identification for millennia. But 125 years ago an Argentine statistician started an experiment that led to the first murder being solved with these unique markers.
Results released on Wednesday suggest that President Ali Bongo has narrowly won the presidential election in Gabon. The opposition has rejected the results and has called for a recount in at least one province.
Speculation is rife that Donald Trump could change his hard-line stance on immigration to gain voters. For many Latinos, it’s simply too late. Hecko Flores reports from Washington, DC.
Donald Trump has scheduled a surprise meeting with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday. Here are six of the most controversial remarks Trump made about the US’ southern neighbor.
A peace conference between Myanmar’s long-embattled government and ethnic minorities has begun under Aung San Suu Kyi’s supervision. Can her history and charisma help overcome decades of civil war and mistrust?
Turkey has yet to confirm the truce after launching an offensive against the “Islamic State” and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. But Kurdish-backed militas said they would continue to negotiate with Turkish forces.
Many Americans find the major presidential candidates unappealing and are looking for alternatives. Whichever candidate is more successful at wooing disaffected voters could have a major advantage at the polls.
Ahead of the Communist Party congress next year, President Xi Jinping has begun to reinforce his position as party chief. There have already been 12 changes out of 32 provinces to the party secretaries in 2016.
Suffering setbacks in Yemen, Saudi Arabia seeks closer ties and increased military cooperation with East and South Asian countries. Analysts say Pakistan provides a stepping stone for Riyadh’s “look east” policy.
The Spanish parliament is due to vote on Prime Minister Rajoy’s reelection but he looks unlikey to garner the required absolute majority. Much will now depend on the Socialists, as Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan for more than 25 years. His power there is greater than that of Putin in Russia. Reports the authoritarian president is seriously ill have raised questions about the country’s future.
Tibetan refugees may be tolerated in neighboring Nepal, but they are forced to live isolated from society and in an uncertain legal situation. However, they shouldn’t expect much from the new pro-Beijing government.
The Egyptian MP has issued contradictory statements regarding the news reports
Earthquake-prone Italy has a history of rebuilding without learning from the past. Geologists are not alone in hoping this time will be different. There are signs it may be, reports Megan Williams from Accumoli and Rome.
Pakistani PM Sharif has inaugurated a two-day China-Pakistan Economic Corridor summit in Islamabad, hailing the project as a milestone for his country. But opposition to the project is increasing amid new conflicts.
Over the last few months the Congolese franc has dropped significantly against the US dollar. On the streets of Kinshasa, one visible sign of choppy currency fluctuations is the return of the money changers.
In Cameroon, a volunteer youth group “Human Bulldozers” is shifting piles of mud to make roads passable. On one routes, they have cut the journey time from five to three hours.
Immigration advisers who’ve noticed a surge in British interest toward New Zealand following the UK’s Brexit vote warn it won’t last. Blair Cunningham reports from Wellington.
Iran’s military has warded off a US military drone it says had violated its airspace. The alleged incident came the same day Iran inaugurated a new Russian-made air defense system around a sensitive nuclear site.
The Tehran government has placed Russian-supplied anti-aircraft missiles at the Fordo nuclear facility. The uranium enrichment plant was due to be scaled down under last year’s deal with world powers.
Experts living at the Hawaii Mars simulation dome have exited the structure where they lived in isolation for 365 days. The group lived on the Mauna Loa mountain and could go out only wearing spacesuits.
Turkish bombardments have killed at least 35 people as Turkish forces move into areas controlled by Kurdish militia in northern Syria. A ground offensive is aimed at reversing Kurdish gains.
An Australian teenager has made history by becoming the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft. It took the Queenslander seven weeks in his Cirrus SR22 propeller plane.
The two leaders hailed the steps they’ve taken in Geneva to bring an end to the war in Syria. However, the two sides still have yet to reach a deal that will secure a nationwide truce.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is making small but meaningful steps toward better access for people living with disabilities.