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RAWALPINDI, Apr 27 - Osama bin Laden's family were deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Friday, officials said, nearly a year after the Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US raid. The 9/11 mastermind's three widows and their children were detained by
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 - The UN Security Council on Thursday started talks on a resolution that could allow sanctions against Sudan and South Sudan if they do not meet African Union demands to end their border war. The AU has asked the Security Council
FORT MEADE, Apr 26 - A US military judge will decide on Thursday if WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning can be charged with "aiding the enemy" for allegedly leaking classified documents to the website. Manning's lawyers asked the judge at pre-trial hearings
KHARTOUM, Apr 26 - Government agencies in bankrupt Sudan have been ordered to slash their use of petrol and civil servants to donate two days of their salaries to support the army in the fight against South Sudan. Following weeks of border clashes, Finance
CAIRO, Apr 26 - Egypt's electoral committee announced on Thursday the list of 13 candidates for next month's first post-uprising presidential poll after a tumultuous run-up that saw three disqualified. Ahmed Shafiq, the premier appointed by president
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Apr 26 - Liberian ex-leader Charles Taylor was convicted Thursday of arming rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war in return for blood diamonds, in an historic verdict for international justice. In the first judgement against
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Apr 26 - Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor will hear a historic verdict Thursday on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return for "blood diamonds" in the 1990s. Samoan judge Richard Lussik will start reading the
BEIJING, Apr 25 - South Sudan's president will cut short his visit to China amid violence between the world's newest nation and Sudan, officials said on Wednesday, as Beijing announced plans to send a peace envoy. The curtailment of South Sudan President
MBABANE, Apr 25 - Swazi King Mswati III has received a jet for his 44th birthday, despite the tiny country's crippling financial crisis, the prime minister said on state radio Wednesday. Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini said the king now owns a McDonnell
LONDON, Apr 25 - Press tycoon Rupert Murdoch's son got regular confidential updates from the British government over News Corp.'s bid for full control of pay-TV giant BSkyB, a press ethics inquiry heard Tuesday. A string of emails from the Murdochs'