Nov 25, 2016

Kidnapped Australian doctor becomes Burkina Faso citizen

An Australian surgeon kidnapped by jihadis nearly two years ago whose whereabouts remain unknown has been declared a citizen of the West African nation, an official decree announced Wednesday. “Arthur Kenneth Elliott, born 11 November 1934 in Perth, in Australia … a surgeon” has ...

Nov 5, 2016

U.N. experts say 45,000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

Fighters loyal to al-Qaida have taken on a more active supporting role for the Taliban during the current offensive in Afghanistan while the position of the Islamic State extremist group in the country “has distinctly weakened,” U.N. experts said in a report circulated Friday. ...

In ongoing civil war, Syria aflame on many fronts

Oct 7, 2016

In ongoing civil war, Syria aflame on many fronts

The battle for Aleppo has gripped the world, but it is hardly the only major front among the tangle of adversaries clashing across war-torn Syria. Opposition forces are on the offensive in the country’s center trying to sever the government’s connection between Aleppo and ...

Oct 4, 2016

ICRC worker abducted in Sanaa in December freed, taken to Oman

A Red Cross worker kidnapped 10 months ago in Yemen was freed on Monday and taken to neighbouring Oman, Omani state news agency ONA and the ICRC said. French-Tunisian Nourane Houas, a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office ...