40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Jun 19, 2015

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government official said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram ...

Jun 17, 2015

Report says U.N. needs reform to tackle today's challenges

The United Nations and other international institutions are in urgent need of reform if they are to tackle global challenges ranging from massive violence in fragile states to runaway climate change and global economic shocks, a high-level commission said in a report that was ...

Jun 16, 2015

Eastern Ukrainians stage rare rally against rebel militants

Several hundred Ukrainians in the country’s war-torn east demanded Monday that pro-Russian insurgents remove scores of rocket launchers from crowded city neighbourhoods and stop provoking return government fire on their homes. The small but unusual demonstration outside the offices of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s ...

Jun 15, 2015

Vietnam fishing crew say they were attacked by Chinese vessels

A Vietnamese fishing crew said they were attacked by a Chinese vessel using water cannon in disputed waters near the Paracel Islands, Vietnam’s state media reported Monday. The wooden Vietnamese fishing boat from central Quang Ngai province was near the Paracels — known as ...

Houthi forces in Yemen seize provincial capital

Jun 14, 2015

Houthi forces in Yemen seize provincial capital

Houthi forces and their army allies in Yemen seized the capital of a large desert province on the border with Saudi Arabia on Sunday, residents said, an important victory for the group ahead of peace talks in Geneva on Monday. The Houthis, the dominant ...