Sunday, December 29, 2013
A student was killed and more than 100 arrested as police clashed with students who set fire to Cairo University building on Saturday, in an intensifying crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, officials said.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
South Sudan's government on Friday agreed to end hostilities, regional leaders said at the end of a crisis summit, raising hopes for a potential breakthrough in efforts to cease violence that has displaced more than 120,000 people in the world's newest country.
United Nations human rights experts told the United States and Yemen on Thursday to say whether they were complicit in drone attacks that mistakenly killed civilians in wedding processions this month.
Friday, December 27, 2013
The United Nations humanitarian office says aid agencies need US$166 million to save lives amid continuing violence in South Sudan.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
South Sudan's army battled rebel forces Wednesday in one key town while troops flushed out insurgents in another after its recapture, as the U.N. moves to double its peacekeeping force to stave off civil war.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
U.N. investigators discovered a mass grave in a rebel-held city in South Sudan, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a possible opening occurred for negotiations to avert civil war in the world's newest country where ethnic violence has erupted.
A powerful car bomb tore through an Egyptian police headquarters Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, in one of the worst attacks since the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A powerful car bomb tore through a police headquarters in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, killing at least 14 people, mostly policemen, medics and officials said.
Chadian peacekeepers opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against their presence in the capital of Central African Republic on Monday, killing one person and injuring several others, protesters said.
South Sudan's army was poised for a major offensive against rebel forces, the president said Monday, as the country slid towards civil war despite international peace efforts.