Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:22
President-elect Donald J. Trump said Friday that he was likely to abandon the American effort to support “moderate” opposition groups in Syria who are battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying “we have no idea who these people are.”
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:21
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:21
The Saudi-led coalition is hitting civilian targets, like factories, bridges and power stations, that critics say have no clear link to the rebels. In the rubble, the remains of American munitions have been found.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:20
That practice has fueled resentment among the local Arab population and risks breathing new life into the insurgency just as a U.S.-backed government offensive pushes into Mosul, the Sunni extremist group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:18
Allegations of extrajudicial killings by Iraqi government forces surfaced recently, nearly a month after the offensive to recapture this northern city began.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:07
Guatemalan activist Helen Mack discusses the potential reorganization of criminal networks within the government, comments on the role of the private sector and the public to combat corruption, and explains the active role of the US Embassy.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:06
Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States. Despite American-backed efforts to tighten regional borders and address the root causes of the exodus, the migration numbers have soared in the past year.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:02
The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 06:50
Authorities have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests, state TV said on Saturday.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 06:48
People who had suffered from two decades of massacres carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they no longer have confidence in an army that has failed to protect them. More and more youths are adhering to local self-defense groups that adopt several rituals which aim to insulate them -- they say -- against all kinds of attacks.