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A voter casts her ballot as she carries her daughter inside a polling station during the first round of the presidential election, in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday Sept. 15, 2019.<br>Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP

Tunisia, the Arab Spring's sole democracy, chooses a new president

Tunisians voted Sunday in their second-ever presidential elections, widely perceived as a vital test for one of the world's youngest democracies, the only one to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.


Morocco arms up in another weapons deal with US, this one worth about $1 billion

A deal that still requires Congressional approval calls for the sale of $776 million anti-armor TOW missiles and various supporting elements to bolster Morocco’s ground defenses, as well as $209 million in bombs to arm its F-16s.


UN chief selects Nigerian general to lead Syria inquiry

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of attacks on hospitals in Syria's last opposition stronghold in the northwest.

Army Gen. Stephen Townsend is nominated to lead AFRICOM

For the past year, Gen. Stephen J. Townsend has been the commander in charge of Army training. If confirmed, he will replace Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, who has commanded AFRICOM since 2016.


Mourning for Zimbabwe's Mugabe marred by dispute, stampede

Controversy over where and when former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried and a stampede which injured several people trying to view his body marred the mourning for the deceased leader Thursday.


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