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Obama announces nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

NEW DELHI - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. | Video

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Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential vote

LAGOS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election, amid concerns that post-poll violence could undermine the fight against Boko Haram militants.

Politics, Africa 11:10am EST

Tunisian Islamists say reject new government before vote

TUNIS - Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda, which holds the second largest number of seats in parliament, said on Sunday it would reject a government proposed last week by Prime Minister designate Habib Essid.

Tunisia 11:07am EST

Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

Politics, Israel 10:21am EST

Obama defends U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama on Sunday defended his administration's drone-based counter-terrorism strategy against al Qaeda militants in Yemen, saying the alternative would be to deploy U.S. troops, which was not sustainable.

Yemen 7:40am EST

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's military repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, a crucial win as the insurgents already control a large territory in the area.

Africa 11:08am EST

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