Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Apr 21, 2015

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life.Holding her 1-year-old daughter in her arms, Agnes Salanje from Malawi said she “faced ...

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 town ...

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

/ Jun 9, 2014

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday, killing at least 27 people in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-profile targets.The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, ...

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

/ Jun 5, 2014

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

China has sentenced nine people to death on terrorism-related charges in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks.Multiple courts in Xinjiang sentenced 81 suspects on various terror-related charges, state broadcaster CCTV said. ...

South Sudan rebels slaughtered 'hundreds' in Bentiu massacres: U.N.

Apr 21, 2014

South Sudan rebels slaughtered 'hundreds' in Bentiu massacres: U.N.

Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred “hundreds” of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured the oil town of Bentiu last week, the U.N. said Monday, one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation.In the main mosque alone, “more than 200 civilians ...

China says 11 killed in assault on police station in Xinjiang

Nov 17, 2013

China says 11 killed in assault on police station in Xinjiang

Eleven people were killed in an assault on a Chinese police station in the Xinjiang region, the local government said Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the area.Two auxiliary police officers and nine attackers were killed in ...