Japan and IAEA ink nuclear counterterrorism pact for 2020 Games

/ Feb 16, 2018

Japan and IAEA ink nuclear counterterrorism pact for 2020 Games

The government and the International Atomic Energy Agency have signed an agreement to work together to keep the 2020 Olympics safe from nuclear terrorism. According to the Foreign Ministry, the agreement includes measures to support the participation of IAEA experts in related events, exchanges of ...

Over 3,400 civilians killed in Afghan conflict in 2017: U.N. report

Feb 16, 2018

Over 3,400 civilians killed in Afghan conflict in 2017: U.N. report

At least 3,400 civilians died last year amid the war in Afghanistan, a slight decrease from the previous year, according to an annual U.N. report released Thursday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said there was a decrease of 2.3 percent from the year ...

Boko Haram suspects finally get their day in court

Feb 15, 2018

Boko Haram suspects finally get their day in court

The prosecution only called one witness against Abba Umar. He said the defendant, if released, would likely go back to Boko Haram's hideout in the Sambisa forest in northeast Nigeria. But Umar had already done himself no favors. He had pleaded not guilty, yet described ...