Thursday, January 2, 2014
The banned Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram on Wednesday said it had released a French Roman Catholic priest on compassionate grounds but insisted that no ransom had been paid.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
At least two children have been beheaded in the fighting which has gripped the Central African Republic, the U.N. agency for children said Monday, adding “unprecedented” levels of violence were being committed against youngsters.
Congolese security forces repelled a wave of coordinated attacks in the capital Kinshasa and other cities on Monday, in fierce gun battles that left more than 70 assailants and three troops dead, the government said.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The convoy of cars bearing the black al-Qaida flag came at high speed, and the manager of the modest grocery store thought he was about to get robbed.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Syria is “unlikely” to meet a Dec. 31 deadline to move its most dangerous chemical arms out of the country, the United Nations acknowledged for the first time Saturday.
International efforts to bring peace to strife-torn South Sudan appeared at an impasse Sunday as the government accused former vice president Riek Machar of recruiting tens of thousands of young fighters.
Al-Qaida had no direct involvement in the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that left four Americans dead on Sept. 11 last year, The New York Times reported Saturday.
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.