10:25 am May 22, 2015 | No Comment
Saudi shells hit an international aid office in Yemen on Thursday killing five Ethiopian refugees, a local official said, while violence across the country put United Nations-led peace talks in doubt.
10:03 am May 22, 2015 | No Comment
Two children were likely killed by a US air strike in Syria in November, the US military said on Thursday, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
2:49 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Baghdad. Iraqi forces said they thwarted a third attempt by Islamic State militants to break through their defensive lines east of the city of Ramadi overnight on Thursday. Police and pro-government Sunni fighters exchanged mortar and sniper fire with the insurgents across the new frontline in Husaiba al-Sharqiya, about halfway between Ramadi and a base […]
2:15 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Bujumbura. The capital of Burundi was quiet but tense on Thursday after a night of heavy gunfire, particularly in the restive neighborhood of Musaga, where residents spoke of running battles between stone-throwing youths and police. Reuters reporters entering Musaga saw dozens of police armed with automatic rifles and tear gas launchers, as well as a […]
1:56 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Beirut. Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city but there are no reports so far of any destruction of antiquities, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday. The al Qaeda offshoot controlled the city’s military air base, prison and intelligence headquarters, […]
1:11 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Qatar, host nation of the 2022 World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
11:37 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Republican Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that the Earth's climate was changing but that scientific research did not clearly show how much of the change was due to humans and how much was from natural causes.
11:05 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday. At one stage, after the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international […]
10:21 am May 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking US targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday.
9:46 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who withdrew after evacuating most of the civilian population, state television said.
2:25 pm May 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
Musa Nkabinde knew no one in Johannesburg when he came looking for work five years ago, but the 22-year-old knew exactly where to stay — the same place as his grandfather and thousands of other migrant workers before him: the hostel.
1:35 pm May 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
On top of land, settlements, resources and borders, Israel and the Palestinians can add another dispute to their long history of conflict — football.
11:33 am May 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
The United Nations Middle East envoy warned on Tuesday that the people of the Gaza Strip were desperate and angry about their plight and that it was up to Israel and Palestinian authorities to prevent an implosion of the Mediterranean enclave.
10:21 am May 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
A US special forces raid against an Islamic State leader in Syria caught the jihadist group off guard, killing not only the declared target, but also two other important figures, jihadist sources in Syria said.
9:56 am May 20, 2015 | No Comment
American assurances that Islamic State rebels were on the defensive even as they drove Iraqi forces from the key city of Ramadi are typical of the often unwarranted optimism that has characterized US public comments on the conflict, analysts said on Tuesday.