Eritrea - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Eritrea UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East. The seven-state federation ranks as one of Washington's most prominent Arab allies in the fight against the Islamic ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:01:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:01:00Z UN report shows North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions JOHANNESBURG (AP) — North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. That incident and others in more than a half-dozen African nations show how North Korea, despite facing its toughest sanctions in decades, continues to avoid them on the world's most impoverished continent with few repercussions.... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-03-04T19:02:00Z Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list WASHINGTON (AP) — The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it "vulnerable." That's two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a ... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:41:00 GMT 2016-12-08T18:41:00Z