Geography of Africa

Germany Scrapes Through Algeria to Earn Quarterfinal Berth

Three-time world champions Germany had to go through extra time in order to beat Algeria in the 1/8 final of the World Cup.

The African side was playing its first ever match at this stage of a World Cup, but had a positive record against Germany in their previous meetings, the last of which came in 1982.

Sudan Christian woman takes refuge in US embassy: Lawyer

A Sudanese Christian woman detained when she tried to travel to the United States after her release from death row was freed June 26 and took refuge at the U.S. embassy, her lawyer said.

"She is in the U.S. embassy now," Mohanad Mustafa said of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26.  "She and her husband think this is a safe place for them," after receiving death threats, Mustafa told AFP.

First group of Turks threatened by Libyan general returns to Turkey

The first group of Turkish nationals who were evacuated from Libya returned to Turkey on June 24 after they were threatened with arrest on spying claims.

Some 248 Turkish citizens, working for the construction company GAMA in the central coast city of Sirte, have returned to Turkey with a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight from Misrata in northwest Libya.

Who is presidential candidate İhsanoğlu?

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, a senior academic and diplomat nominated June 16 by Turkey’s two major opposition parties as their joint candidate to run against an expected bid by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the August presidential election, has actually become a more visible figure for the Turkish public after his election as the head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in