Pakistan kills 77 militants after Taliban school massacre

Dec 20, 2014

Pakistan kills 77 militants after Taliban school massacre

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. Meanwhile, a Pakistani prosecutor said ...

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were burned up

Dec 8, 2014

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were burned up

Mexican authorities on Sunday said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers who were abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were incinerated at a garbage dump by drug gang members. Attorney General Jesus Murillo told reporters that one ...

Around 100 massacred in east DRC; Uganda rebels blamed

Nov 25, 2014

Around 100 massacred in east DRC; Uganda rebels blamed

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in a fresh massacre in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blamed by the government on Uganda rebels, lawmakers told AFP on Monday. The carnage took place Nov. 20 near Beni in North Kivu ...

Nov 11, 2014

Only two bones identifiable in Mexico massacre: attorney general

Mexico’s attorney general downplayed chances Monday of ever identifying charred remains attributed to the suspected massacre of 43 students, saying only two bones were salvageable for DNA tests. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the remains found in the southern state of Guerrero were ...

Jihadists fight way into center of Syria border town Kobani

Oct 14, 2014

Jihadists fight way into center of Syria border town Kobani

Jihadists fought their way into central Kobani in heavy clashes with the Syrian border town’s Kurdish defenders Monday, ahead of a Washington meeting of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group. The breakthrough saw Islamic State claim half of Kobani, nearly a month ...

France tries to rewrite role in Africa

Dec 9, 2013

France tries to rewrite role in Africa

France is coming to the rescue again, deploying soldiers in a former African colony to help stave off catastrophe — dirty work that Paris says it doesn’t really want. France has its eyes on a dynamic new Africa that is creating jobs, not conflicts. ...