October 25, 2012 For the first time, an intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the Israeli military operates in Sudan. The comments came just days after the government in Khartoum accused Israel of bombing an arms factory. The Israeli government has refused to comment officially.
October 25, 2012 Following wine, whiskey, cheese and chocolate, rooibos has been professionally swirled, sniffed and sipped in the interest of justifying its place in the premium tier of gourmet food pricing. The South African government is spearheading the effort.
October 25, 2012 The celebrated South African photographer died Sunday at his home in Soweto. He was 82.
October 24, 2012 The country's love of sheep had the perfect ingredients for an American Idol-style reality show. Khar Bii ("This Sheep") began as a joke but has blossomed into a success story and a television show that is now in its fourth season, with loyal, record audiences nationwide.
October 22, 2012 Cairo is the city that never sleeps. It's routine for people of all ages to go out late at night. But the Egyptian government wants to turn off the lights earlier to conserve erratic electricity supplies. Egyptians aren't happy and say it would change Cairo's character.
October 19, 2012 Ahmed Abu Khattala, leader of the Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, says he hasn't been questioned about the attack that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. But witnesses have put him at the scene.
October 17, 2012 Northern Nigeria is the only region in the world where the number of polio cases is on the rise. International groups have poured money and volunteers into the area to combat the disease. But vaccinators face daunting challenges — from security threats like terrorist bombings to a lack of basic resources like electricity.
October 16, 2012 During the early 20th century, polio killed thousands of American children each summer and paralyzed many more. Now, as the world fights to eradicate the virus globally, we look back at the development of the polio vaccine and its successful deployment around the world.
October 14, 2012 Syria's weaponry is coming under scrutiny as Turkey bars its airspace to Syrian flights and Human Rights Watch accuses Assad forces of indiscriminately using cluster bombs in civilian areas.