Ethiopia unrest death toll rises to 239

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 08:24 GMT

Protests and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group have claimed the lives of 239 people.

Unrest hits Ethiopia after singer-activist murder, protests erupt

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 - 09:21 GMT

Reasons behind Hachalu Hundessa's death are reportedly being investigated by local police authorities.

UN chief concerned over incidents in Iraq

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 - 09:59 GMT

The UN chief urged all actors to refrain from violence and to engage in peaceful and meaningful dialogue for the benefit of Iraq and the Iraqi people, said a statement released by the UN.

Egyptian embassy in Beirut urges nationals to be cautious

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 11:53 GMT

Other embassies in Lebanon have issued similar warning statements to their nationals living in Lebanon after the country has seen massive protests against bad living economic conditions.

African Peace and Security Council suspends Sudan’s participation in AU

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 - 02:17 GMT

The suspension will remain until “effective establishment” of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority, the council said.

Afghan war widows pay heavy price for husband's sacrifice

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 12:17 GMT

Widowed Afghan grandmother Janat Bibi has no adult males left in her family after the Taliban killed her son and two grandsons during an attack on their police base a few months ago.

Victims of 'peacekeeper massacre' in C. Africa finally remembered

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 08:48 GMT

A stunned crowd looks on as crates bearing macabre labels .

Pakistan's blasphemy law hands fringe Islamists dangerous weapon

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 08:40 GMT

An obscure Islamist group in Pakistan has brought down a federal minister and dealt the government a stinging blow.

Islamist leader calls off Pakistan protests after minister resigns

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 10:24 GMT

The Islamist leader whose group clashed violently with Pakistani security forces called off the sit-in protest Monday after the law minister resigned.

Spain to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 09:21 GMT

Spain is set impose direct rule in Catalonia on Friday, an unprecedented step that risks sparking unrest as secessionists call for independence.

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 09:16 GMT

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces

Boko Haram attacks kill 400 since April: Amnesty

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - 09:39 GMT

A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Venezuela parliament convenes, rejects new assembly's powers

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 06:10 GMT

Venezuela's National Assembly convened Saturday in defiance of a declaration by the new Constituent.

DR Congo warlord accused of crimes against humanity surrenders

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 - 09:15 GMT

Congolese rebel warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for crimes against humanity including mass rape

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 10:00 GMT

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said Monday.

Terrorist' suspect killed in eastern Saudi: media

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - 08:54 GMT

Saudi police have killed a wanted "terrorist" in the Shiite-majority eastern district of Qatif.

UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DR Congo

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 10:49 GMT

Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DR Congo in the country's troubled central region of Kasai, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Nigerian university digs in against Boko Haram

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 08:54 GMT

A giant bulldozer digs a deep ditch among the bushes surrounding the University of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria

Haiti revives army, raising fears of political crackdown

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 08:46 GMT

After two decades with no army, Haiti has announced plans to rebuild its military to handle disasters and smuggling

Venezuela gov't backers beat opposition lawmakers in congress

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 - 08:57 GMT

Venezuelan pro-government activists wielding sticks and pipes stormed onto the grounds of the opposition-held National Assembly Wednesday .