Abuja (AFP) - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation.
Amman (AFP) - Jordan vowed to begin executing death-row Islamic extremists at dawn on Wednesday, an "earth-shattering" response to the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots by the Islamic State group.
Washington (AFP) - World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a "much more aggressive" response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives late Friday night finally passed a border-security bill, as President Barack Obama vowed to "act alone" to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. President Barack Obama officially laid the blame for the chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of Syrians with the regime of Bashar al-Assad in his strongest comments yet on the gas attack.
Mr. Obama says the U.S. has examined evidence and doesn’t believe the opposition fighting the Syrian government possessed chemical weapons or the means to deliver them. Mr. Obama says he hasn’t made a decision about how the U.S. will respond.