Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. But as they stepped out of the courthouse in early August, plainclothes policemen swooped in and spirited them away.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday.
Monday, August 24, 2015
At least 12 people including three U.S. civilian contractors were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy, officials said, underlining the precarious security situation in the Afghan capital.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
A commercial ship docked Friday in Aden, a port official said, the first vessel of its kind to reach the southern Yemeni city since it was overrun by anti-government rebels in March.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza warned rebels Thursday that they would be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests and a failed coup against him.
The U.N. mission in the Central African Republic has been hit by 13 cases of alleged sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, including nine that involve underage victims as young as 11, an official said Thursday.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A massive car bomb claimed by Islamic State militants ripped into a national security building in a residential neighborhood in Cairo early Thursday, wounding at least 29 people and blowing the facades off nearby buildings.
The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Gunmen shot dead a South Sudan reporter in an apparently targeted attack, colleagues said Thursday, days after President Salva Kiir publicly threatened to kill journalists who reported "against the country."
Thursday, August 20, 2015