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  • MAASAI MARA/MOMBASA, Kenya, April 6- Hoteliers from Kenya's Indian Ocean coast region and sprawling game park reserves said tourists have started cancelling trips to the east African nation after Islamist gunmen last week killed 148 people at a university campus. Since then, repeat al Shabaab attacks and travel warnings issued by the likes of Britain, United...

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force has bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, a defence force source said on Monday, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university. Gunmen from the al Qaeda- aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km from...

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday, a Kenya Defense Forces source said, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university. Jets pounded the camps in Gondodowe and Ismail, both in the Gedo region bordering Kenya, the military source said on Monday.

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday, a Kenya Defence Forces source said, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university. Jets pounded the camps in Gondodowe and Ismail, both in the Gedo region bordering Kenya, the military source said on Monday.

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival self-declared administration in Tripoli. On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint near the Tripoli- allied town of Misrata, killing at least six people and wounding 40...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 5- "Furious 7" raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. Universal Pictures spared no expense in bringing the latest chapter in the fast cars and gravity-defying-stunts series to the big screen, shelling out $190 million on the production. It unspooled in 4,003 North American theaters,...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival, self-declared administration in Tripoli. On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint near the Tripoli- allied town of Misrata, killing at least six people, including a woman and...

  • Militants vow Kenya will 'run red with blood' Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    People wait in front of the morgue of Chiromo Campus of Nairobi University to identify the corpses of their relatives killed during the Al-Shabaab terrorists' gun attack on Garissa University College, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 03, 2015.

    Somali militants threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people.

  • TIKRIT, Iraq, April 3- On April 1, the city of Tikrit was liberated from the extremist group Islamic State. The incident is now under investigation, interior ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told Reuters. Since its recapture two days ago, the Sunni city of Tikrit has been the scene of violence and looting.

  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 2- Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a comprehensive accord that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation. The tentative agreement, after eight days of marathon talks in Switzerland, clears the way for talks on...

  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 2- Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade, a step towards a comprehensive accord that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation. The tentative agreement, after eight days of marathon talks in Switzerland, clears the way for talks on...

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.. The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their way into the Garissa University College campus in a pre-dawn...

  • Yemeni rebels score a big victory; so what's next? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    A damaged car which was hit by Saudi-led Arab coalition forces to fight against Houthis, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 1, 2015.

    With the fall of a Yemeni government stronghold, diplomatic and military experts are wondering how the fighting may shift.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a Kenyan university campus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of students and staff. Police and soldiers surrounded the Garissa University College and exchanged gunfire with the attackers throughout the day. Sheik Abdiasis Abu Musab, an Al Shabaab's...

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush...

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militants stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen,...

  • US farmers among winners in sanctions-hit Russia Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    Here is a look at Russia one year after the Western sanctions kicked in hours before Russia's March annexation of Crimea.

  • Iran talks: Will a deal last?   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Iran talks: Will a deal last?

    Tina Fordham, chief political analyst at Citi, says that the extension of the Iran nuclear talks is "encouraging" as it shows both sides are serious.

  • Iran needs this nuclear deal: Gamble   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    Iran needs this nuclear deal: Gamble

    If a deal does come together between Iran and the U.S., what kind of pushback will the White House receive? CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses.

  • Once a darling of emerging market investors, the slump in oil prices mean Nigeria’s economy is seen continuing to slow after this weekend’s elections.