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.
A British Airways airplane carrying 202 people struck an office building at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport with its wing while taxiing for take-off late on Sunday, slightly injuring four, aviation authorities said.
Monday, December 23, 2013
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organizing an unlicensed protest, judicial sources said.
A suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives at an army checkpoint outside the city of Benghazi on Sunday, killing seven soldiers in the first such attack in Libya's deepening turmoil.