2 soldiers, 4 'militants' killed in Indian Kashmir

2016-02-13 10:29

Two soldiers and four suspected militants were killed Saturday in a fierce gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the de facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.

UN repatriates 3 Burundi officers from CAR over abuse claims

2016-02-13 08:26

The United Nations is sending three Burundian military observers serving in its scandal-tainted Central African Republic peacekeeping mission to their country to face accusations of rights violations.

Man pleads guilty to firing rifle at US mosque

2016-02-12 12:42

A US man is expected to plead guilty to a federal hate crime for shooting at a mosque next to his home shortly after the deadly attacks in Paris last year

Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch

2016-02-12 11:09

Pope Francis has headed to Cuba looking to heal a 1 000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.

Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

2016-02-12 09:55

A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons

Ghana town under curfew after clashes

2016-02-11 10:18

Authorities have imposed a curfew in a Ghanaian town that was the scene of bloody clashes between Muslims and non-Muslims over land, in which dozens were injured.

Colombia's Farc vow to end use of child soldiers

2016-02-11 08:08

Colombia's FARC rebel force promised Wednesday to end recruitment of all child soldiers to its ranks, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict.

Spanish police arrest 6 on suspicion of links to ISIS

2016-02-07 14:31

Spanish police say they have arrested six suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante.

Al-Qaeda claims kidnap of Australians

2016-02-06 17:15

An al-Qaeda group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Australian doctor Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn and now a spokesperson says she will be released.

Twitter moves to seek out terror supporters

2016-02-06 10:55

Twitter says it is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is proactively looking at other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal.


Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote

2016-02-13 09:35

Voters in Central African Republic are choosing Sunday between two former prime ministers, both of whom are pledging to unite a country torn apart by sectarian fighting between Christian and Muslim communities

Al-Shabaab recruiting orphans aged 3-15 - Kenyan police

2016-02-12 14:19

Kenyan police have reportedly revealed that the militant group, al-Shabaab, is recruiting minors at a Mombasa children's home.

Moroccan sets himself ablaze in prosecutor's office

2016-02-12 11:12

A door-to-door salesman has set himself on fire in a public prosecutor's office in southern Morocco in protest at the judiciary's inaction on a complaint he filed, local media report.

CIA director says ISIS group has used, can make chem weapons

2016-02-12 10:30

CIA director John Brennan says that ISIS fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reports.

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues

2016-02-11 12:56

An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven

UN wants to send experts for Burundi mass graves probe

2016-02-11 09:14

The United Nations wants to send independent forensics experts to Burundi to help authorities investigate allegations of mass graves in the strife-torn country, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Nigeria's army accuse 2 soldiers of arming Boko Haram

2016-02-11 07:39

Nigeria's army says it has arrested two soldiers trying to ferry a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Islamic extremists

N Korea advances plans to launch rocket

2016-02-06 17:15

North Korea says it has brought forward plans to launch a rocket and the event could now occur as early as Sunday, Japanese media reported.

Leftwing Israel NGOs condemn harassment

2016-02-06 16:18

Israeli leftwing NGOs have jointly condemned attempts to depict their leaders as foreign agents, saying claims have led to harassment and death threats.

US, France accuse Assad of undermining Syria peace talks

2016-02-04 09:37

The US and France have accused President Bashar Assad's regime of undermining talks to end Syria's civil war, which were suspended hours before donors were due to meet to raise aid for the conflict-torn country.

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