Militants retook the historic city in December and soon began using the amphitheater for executions.

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Italy’s state news agency said the survivors included a young boy.

Yahya Jammeh lost an election last month, and West African nations have said they will oust him by force if he clings to power.

A protest leader's continued detention without trial has triggered accusations that Japanese authorities are trying to silence him.

Donald Trump is about to get control of thousands of nuclear weapons

That prospect has much of the foreign policy world alarmed.

Jubilation on the streets as Gambia verges on a new democratic era

Since independence in 1970, Gambia has had only two leaders.

Avalanches are becoming more common, thanks to climate change, researchers say

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He translates the American political idiom for 800,000 social-media followers.

The notorious kingpin has been wanted in the United States for drug trafficking and other crimes.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu predicted that the new president will address Turkey’s concerns.

Johnson is a top GOP donor and was a backer of Jeb Bush before switching to Trump.

The meeting in the city of Koblenz is seen as a show of force targeting the European Union.

The president-elect may find that efforts to accelerate Obama’s war come with drawbacks.

A rescue leader feared “many dead” as snow delayed rescue efforts in central Italian mountains.

The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast that killed five Arab diplomats in Kandahar.

It’s as though they’re about to welcome the 45th president of Russia.

Trudeau’s aides reached out to the Trump team as fears grew about protectionism.

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After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a midnight military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power late Wednesday.

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A member of a separatist group in southern Nigeria says 11 people were killed when security forces cracked down on a demonstration in support of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, though police deny there were any deaths.

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A chocolate maker owned by Ukraine’s president says it’s planning to shut its factory in Russia for “economic and political reasons.”

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Macedonia’s name, a source of friction with neighboring Greece, is now souring relations with Serbia.

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Syria has allowed Russia to significantly expand its naval facility in the Mediterranean port of Tartus and keep using it for decades to come.

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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.

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