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  • Roses imported from Ethiopia. (Jessica Carpenter/The Washington Times)

    African roses bloom on Dulles' runways

    Acres of flowers carpeting the ground in bold hues might seem more at home in a Monet painting or the land of Oz, but it's a sight that's become a familiar part of the Ethiopian landscape.

  • The helmet of Kenyan soldier Nicholas Munyanya reads in Kiswahili "Tea in Kismayo," no doubt hoping for respite in the strategic Somali port city that African Union troops hope to wrest from the control of al-Shabab terrorists by late August. (Associated Press)

    Troops close to taking Somalia out of terrorists' control

    African troops are targeting the Somali port city of Kismayo, the last main town controlled by al-Shabab terrorists, after driving the al Qaeda-linked rebels out of strongholds across a nation afflicted by 20 years of instability, war and famine.

  • African Union suspends Guinea-Bissau over coup

    The African Union on Tuesday suspended Guinea-Bissau after a coup and arrests of top officials, and said they may impose sanctions on coup leaders and supporters in the tiny West African nation.

  • Harlem's Red Rooster: A rare diversity in dining

    It's a balmy March evening just before the official arrival of spring, and a few diners are already happily venturing to the small tables outside Red Rooster, chef Marcus Samuelsson's eatery on Lenox Avenue in the heart of Harlem.

  • Ethiopian troops attack Eritrea to retaliate for rebel strikes

    Ethiopian forces entered archrival Eritrea on Thursday and carried out what a government spokesman described as "a successful attack" against military posts.

  • Celebrities brewing coffee sales for a cause

    You know you like your cup of Joe in the morning. But are you ready for a cup of Hugh?

  • World Briefs

    A Shiite extremist group handed over a simple wooden casket containing the remains of the last U.S. soldier missing in Iraq, a prominent Iraqi lawmaker said Monday, drawing a close to a case that has anguished the American's family since his 2006 disappearance.

  • Briefly: Africa

    Gunmen in Ethiopia's arid north attacked a group of European tourists traveling in one of the world's lowest and hottest regions, killing five, wounding two and kidnapping two others, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday.

  • Tourists from 5 nations are victims in Ethiopia attack

    Gunmen in Ethiopia's arid north attacked a group of European tourists, killing five, wounding two and kidnapping two, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday.

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