• DONALD TRUMP Sep 11, 2019

    Afghans Fear Trump's Taliban Move Means More Civilians Die

    President Donald Trump says the U.S.-Taliban talks on ending the fighting in Afghanistan are “dead,” deeply unfortunate wording for the Afghan civilians who have been killed by the tens of thousands over almost 18 years. Many fear his cancellation of negotiations will bring more carnage as the U.S. and Taliban, as well as Afghan forces, step up their offensives and...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 9, 2019

    Iran Breaches Key Uranium Enrichment Limit in Nuclear Deal

    Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to The Associated Press shows that...

  • energy May 14, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Says Oil Pipeline Was Attacked by Drones

    An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit by drones Tuesday west of its capital of Riyadh, the Saudi energy minister said, shortly after rebels in Yemen claimed they carried out coordinated drone strikes against the kingdom. The attacks followed reports of sabotage against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates...

  • The Associated Press Apr 23, 2019

    After ISIS Fall, Some Women Who Joined Plead to Come Home

    They came from around the world, four women drawn to the Islamic State group’s “caliphate.” They said it was out of misguided religious faith or naivety or youthful rebellion, but whatever the reason, they tied their lives to a group that became notorious for its atrocities. Now after the militants’ defeat, they say they made a mistake and are pleading...

  • Europe Apr 3, 2019

    Celebrities Lead Outrage at Brunei's ‘Barbaric' Laws Allowing Death by Stoning for Gay Sex, Adultery

    New Islamic criminal laws that took effect Wednesday in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation’s shores. The penalties were provided for under new sections of Brunei’s Shariah Penal Code. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah instituted the code in 2014...

  • head Jan 22, 2019

    Afghan Officials: Death Toll Rises to 45 in Taliban Attack

    Afghan officials say the brazen Taliban attack on a military base in an eastern province the previous day had killed at least 45 people, most of them military personnel. There are fears, however, that the death toll is even higher. Khawanin Sultani, a council member in Maidan Wardak province, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the attack also left...

  • Associated Press Oct 3, 2018

    Volcano Erupts on Same Indonesian Island as Earlier Quake That Killed at Least 1.4K

    A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered. A government volcanologist said it’s possible...

  • Facebook Sep 28, 2018

    7.5 Earthquake, Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

    A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi on Friday triggering a tsunami.

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2017

    15 UN Peacekeepers Killed, Over 50 Hurt in ‘Very Huge' Attack on Congo Base

    In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “outrage and utter heartbreak” and called the attack a war crime, urging...

  • United Nations Aug 15, 2017

    Gunmen Attack UN Base in Mali, Killing 7 People

    Unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, killing seven people and injuring seven others in what the U.N. peacekeeping chief called a “terrorist attack.” Earlier Monday, gunmen attacked two neighboring U.N. camps in Douentza in the Mopti region of central Mali, killing a Malian soldier and a U.N....

  • spokesman May 27, 2017

    18 Killed in Suicide Car Bomb Attack on First Day of Ramadan: Afghan Official

    At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said....
    Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing security for U.S. forces in Khost province, but most of the victims in the...

  • Associated Press May 27, 2017

    UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti Child Sex Ring Was Whitewashed

    When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation. He didn’t interview the accuser or medical staff who examined her, but he cleared the peacekeeper — who remained in the Sri Lankan military. “A suspected war criminal...

  • United States May 3, 2017

    Attack on US Convoy Kills 8 Afghans, Wounds 3 US Soldiers

    A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. service members, officials said. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said another 25 Afghan civilians were wounded in the morning rush-hour attack near the U.S. Embassy, which destroyed several civilian vehicles U.S. Navy...

  • Facebook Mar 30, 2017

    Congo to Investigate Deaths of American, Swedish UN Experts

    Congo’s government said Wednesday it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after the team disappeared more than two weeks ago. Sweden said it was opening a murder investigation, and the U.N. Security Council strongly condemned the killings. American Michael...

  • Hillary Clinton Oct 19, 2016

    Ecuador: We Have ‘Temporarily Restricted' Assange's Internet

    Ecuador’s government acknowledged on Tuesday that it had “temporarily restricted” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access at its embassy in London after the whistleblowing site published documents from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign...
    A foreign ministry statement said that while it stands by its decision in 2012 to grant Assange asylum, it doesn’t interfere in foreign elections. Leftist President Rafael Correa’s government...

  • NBC Aug 17, 2016

    Russia Takes Swipe at U.S. State Department, Defends Using Iran Bases for Syria Strikes

    Russia took a scornful swipe at the United States on Wednesday, defending its use of Iranian air bases to launch air strikes on Syria and suggesting State Department officials should “check their logic and knowledge” over the issue, NBC News reported. On Tuesday Mark Toner, Deputy spokesman for the State Department described Moscow’s use of Iranian facilities as “unfortunate, but...

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