Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

May 31, 2015

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor’s adamant refusal to do so. The president and his deputy submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau ...

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

May 31, 2015

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in the city of Odessa, the region’s capital. Odessa is Ukraine’s largest seaport ...

Activists say Syrian Army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

May 31, 2015

Activists say Syrian Army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

Syrian Army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said. The ...

May 30, 2015

Syrian Christian beheads jihadi in revenge killing

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadis in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where the ...

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

| May 30, 2015

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

The Islamic State group’s monstrous truck bombs — easy to make, hard to stop and capable of destroying a city block — are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way ...

36 killed in Saudi-led raids on rebels in Sanaa; U.N. eyes new talks

May 29, 2015

36 killed in Saudi-led raids on rebels in Sanaa; U.N. eyes new talks

Saudi-led coalition warplanes killed 36 soldiers on Wednesday when they targeted a rebel troop headquarters in the Yemeni capital as the United Nations tried to reschedule postponed peace talks. The coalition campaign of airstrikes against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels and allied forces loyal to ...