North Korea tightens security ahead of party congress

Apr 30, 2016

North Korea tightens security ahead of party congress

North Korea has tightened security ahead of its ruling party’s congress, South Korea said Friday, with authorities keen to avoid any “mishap” at the gathering, at which advances in the drive for nuclear weapons will likely be hailed. Thousands of delegates are expected in ...

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to “freeze” fighting from Saturday despite international outrage over renewed violence. Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians ...

Apr 30, 2016

U.N. proposal demands combatants protect hospitals

A U.N. resolution that could be adopted in the coming week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical workers and facilities against violence — and face justice if they don’t. The draft resolution, circulated Friday, expresses concern that the number of attacks is ...