JOHANNESBURG | Speculation about the failing health of Zimbabwe's president has dominated local newspapers for weeks, raising questions about who would succeed the 88-year-old dictator.
Gil Noble, the longtime host of WABC-TV's groundbreaking public affairs program "Like It Is," on which he interviewed such notables as Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Jesse Jackson, died Thursday at age 80.
United Arab Emirates authorities temporarily detained members of a U.S.-funded democracy group as they tried to leave the country after their office was ordered closed, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Zimbabwean conservationists said Friday they are investigating the legality of a hunting spree in the country by the heirs to U.S. magnate Donald Trump's fortune after photos showed up online of the brothers posing with dead game animals.
As the situation in Syria has continued to devolve, the calls for U.S. intervention have continued to grow louder. Recently, Sen. John McCain became the first U.S. official to call publicly for U.S.-led airstrikes to halt the violence in Syria.
More than three days have passed since a catastrophic explosion laid waste to a section of the Republic of Congo's capital. Officials confirmed that, as of Wednesday, no coordinated rescue effort had been launched, making it increasingly unlikely that any more people will be pulled alive from the flattened houses.
Peter Godwin, a journalist and memoir writer, has been selected as the new president of the PEN American Center.
Zimbabwe's black-empowerment minister said Wednesday he will proceed with a takeover of the country's biggest platinum mine if the South African owners don't comply with orders to hand over more stakes in the company to blacks.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe wound up a week of celebrations marking his 88th birthday over the weekend with a lavish gathering, where he urged the nation's youths to shun Western values, homosexuality and greed.