Africa
Africa ponders Somalia mission after 9 years of killing
Initial 6 month deployment to troubled state turns into decade-old mission with no end in sight

South African president survives impeachment vote
South African president survives impeachment vote Zuma, first South African president to face impeachment motion since end of apartheid rule in 1994, is accused of upgrading home using public money

Yemen factions agree to truce in April
UN Special Envoy says 5 issues to be discussed during peace talks

Gambia opposition leader calls Taiwan ties 'mistake'
Amid renewed ties with China, Ousainou Darboe decries 20 years of relations with island Beijing sees as breakaway province that will one day return

Search for survivors at Nigerian building site ends
34 killed when unauthorized building collapsed, Lagos officials say

Tunisia says 42 militants killed in Ben Guerdane clashes
Militants attacked army barracks and security posts in Ben Guerdane near Libyan border on Monday, triggering firefight with security forces

PKK terrorists attack oil pipeline in northern Iraq
Oil flow from Iraq's KRG to Turkey stopped after PKK terror attack

UN Security Council endorses Libya political agreement
Unanimously adopted resolution urges support for unity government 'as the sole legitimate government of Libya'

Algerians pray for rain in Algiers
Algerian people perform prayers to pray for rain because of the dry season in the country following Friday prayer in Algiers, Algeria on December 18, 2015.