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DAKAR, Senegal | Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

DAKAR, Senegal — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases of … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

JOHANNESBURG | US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

JOHANNESBURG — Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

JERUSALEM | Hamas warns of more attacks as Israeli PM convenes Cabinet

JERUSALEM— Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel on Tuesday, killing a man in a strike on a residential building and vowing to further escalate their attacks if Israel continues bombing the Palestinian territory. As fighting continued throughout the day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting with his Security Cabinet to plot … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Hamas warns of more attacks as Israeli PM convenes Cabinet

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 3

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing at least three people, officials said as authorities reported that the insurgents had killed at least 20 members of the country’s security forces over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 3

JOHANNESBURG | Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

JOHANNESBURG  — Health teams responding to Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country’s nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday. The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr. Ndjoloko Tambwe Bathe, spoke to reporters after a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

JOHANNESBURG | WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

JOHANNESBURG  — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and community resistance to Ebola containment efforts in some … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo | Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

BENI, Congo — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. Congo’s health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected