U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

Nov 18, 2016

U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted sanctions amid warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide. Political rivalry between South Sudan’s President ...

Nov 16, 2016

Kerry announces Yemen cease-fire over objections of government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a cease-fire from Thursday as Washington presses for an end to the war before President Barack Obama leaves office. The internationally recognized ...

Nov 14, 2016

Myanmar says 34 people killed after they attacked troops

Myanmar’s government says 34 people were killed after they attacked government troops in western Rakhine state over the weekend, but villagers belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority say the victims were unarmed civilians. The government has been conducting counterinsurgency operations since nine police officers ...

Nov 13, 2016

Russian warship flotilla now off Syrian coast: military

A flotilla of Russian warships is now in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast after being sent to reinforce Russia’s military in the area, a naval commander said on state television. The commander of Russia’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, Sergei Artamonov, said ...

Colombia's government, rebels sign modified peace agreement

Nov 13, 2016

Colombia's government, rebels sign modified peace agreement

Colombia’s government and its largest rebel group signed a new, modified peace accord in Havana on Saturday following the surprise rejection of an earlier deal by voters in a referendum. The latest agreement aims to address some of the concerns of opponents of the ...

Nov 12, 2016

Watchdog slams Syrian regime, Islamic State for chemical arms use

The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog on Friday took the unprecedented step of condemning Syria and Islamic State jihadis for using toxic weapons, demanding increased inspections. The leading body of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also voiced concern ...

Syria regime shelling kills six kids in kindergarten near Damascus

Nov 7, 2016

Syria regime shelling kills six kids in kindergarten near Damascus

At least six children were killed on Sunday in Syrian government shelling that hit a kindergarten in the rebel-held town of Harasta outside the capital Damascus, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said 17 people, most of them children, ...