Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

Aug 8, 2014

Islamic State extends gains in north Iraq, Christians flee

Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers. The advance forced thousands of residents of Iraq’s biggest Christian ...

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

Apr 21, 2014

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don’t carry ...

Libya's capital goes on strike over militia attack

Nov 17, 2013

Libya's capital goes on strike over militia attack

Residents of the Libyan capital launched a general strike Sunday over militia violence that killed nearly 50 people this weekend. The streets of Tripoli were deserted as the vast majority of the city’s businesses and schools were closed. Bakeries, pharmacies, hospitals and gas stations ...

Two Algerians with ties to JGC questioned

Jan 23, 2013

Two Algerians with ties to JGC questioned

Algerian authorities are grilling two Algerian kitchen workers who had been serving food to employees of the Japanese company JGC Corp. at a natural gas complex in the Sahara, suspecting the pair provided inside information to the Islamic militants who took scores of foreign ...