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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Two of the most powerful members of the U.N. Security Council are rejecting Libya's call to lift a U.N. arms embargo so it can defend itself against the Islamic State group, saying Thursday that the chaotic country needs a national unity government first.
Friday, February 20, 2015
'African Queen' warship still going at 100
On Lake Tanganyika, a century-old relic of World War I that became the stuff of Hollywood legend still plies the slate-grey waters — but it is not clear for how much longer.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal ordered the execution of a senior Islamist leader Wednesday after convicting him of atrocities during the country's 1971 independence war, triggering violence outside the court.
Uganda LGBTI activists launch magazine
Since her university days, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, an openly gay woman and activist in Uganda where homosexuality is illegal, has been a victim of vicious tabloid gossip.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
At least 20 electrocuted after float hits power line in Haiti
At least 20 people on a music group's packed Carnival float in the Haitian capital were killed Tuesday when they were electrocuted by a power line, officials said.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Egypt seeks vengeance against IS in Libya after shocking video
Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.
Monday, February 16, 2015
The United Nations is pulling its support for a Democratic Republic of Congo military operation against rebels after Kinshasa missed a deadline to sack two generals, a U.N. official said Saturday.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
At least 21 people were killed in two separate Boko Haram attacks on villages near the key city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, a community leader and a witness said on Friday.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Fahmy released from prison
Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was released from jail in Egypt on Friday, his family said, after being held for more than a year with two colleagues on terror-related charges and pending retrial in a case denounced as a sham by rights group and the international community.
Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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