Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:39
By a razor-thin margin of 50.21 to 49.78 percent, Colombians voted against the peace accord, in a Brexit-style backlash that defied pollsters’ predictions and left supporters of the deal in tears. After nearly six years of negotiations, many handshakes and ceremonial signatures, Colombia’s half-century war that has killed 220,000 and displaced 7 million is not over.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:29
President Juan Manuel Santos, who had warned there was no Plan B, ordered the cease-fire with Marxist rebels to remain in effect and dispatched envoys for emergency talks with rebel commanders in the wake of Sunday’s referendum outcome on the carefully constructed 297-peage peace deal.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:26
At least six militants have attacked an Indian army camp in north Kashmir, killing one border guard and wounding another, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 Indian soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:11
Beyond Thursday's raid by Indian special forces into Pakistan's side of divided Kashmir, New Delhi is considering new economic and diplomatic measures to bring pressure to bear on its neighbor, Indian officials said.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:43
Some of Syria’s largest rebel factions are doubling down on their alliance with an al Qaeda-linked group, despite a U.S. warning to split from the extremists or risk being targeted in airstrikes.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:15
The US ambassador to Mali has accused the government of maintaining relations with a militia widely blamed for rising tensions that risk undermining a fragile peace process in the country's desert north.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:08
Opposition politicians and activists in Tajikistan have accused the government of orchestrating lynch mob-style attacks on their families as part of a broader crackdown on dissent by President Imomali Rakhmon.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:07
India announced on Thursday that it had carried out early morning “surgical strikes” on Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, targeting bases and causing “significant casualties to terrorists” who it said were planning attacks on Indian territory.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:05
The Obama administration has ruled out providing so-called man-portable air-defense systems, known as Manpads, to the rebels, but officials said they are considering arming them with antiaircraft systems that are less mobile and would pose less of a proliferation risk.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:56
Although the GNA forces expect to capture Sirte within the next month, the Misrata fighters say they are bracing for a wider war over who will rule Libya.