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Iran cancer researcher says he was denied entry to U.S.

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The US government with the new restrictions on Iranians did not let us enter although the goal of our trip was scientific and our research was aimed at saving cancer patients cancer researcher Mohsen Dehnavi says

Gov't-backed DR Congo militia shot babies, hacked toddlers – UN

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The Catholic Church puts the death toll in the troubled Kasai region at more than 3 300

DISPLACED.This file photo taken on June 7, 2017 in Kikwit shows a volunteer bringing daily food rations for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), at a camp for IDPs fleeing the conflict in the Kasai region. John Wessels/AFP

Philippines must get rid of its militias now

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:59 PM

If the Senate hearings would result in abolishing militias and demobilizing their members it would be an important step towards ending abuses committed by these government sponsored death squads

More Turkish tanks enter Syria in new front – state media

Sep 03, 2016 - 10:38 PM

This is Ankara s most ambitious operation during the five and a half year Syria conflict

NEW FRONT. Turkish military tanks are seen during clashes between Turkish soldiers and Islamic State group fighters, 20 km west of the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep, on September 3, 2016. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Erdogan rejects claims US-backed Kurds have retreated

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The Turkey Kurdish fight is yet another complication in the tangled civil war that is ravaging Syria as both Turkey and the US seek to retake territory from Islamic State jihadists by supporting different proxy groups

TURKISH PRESIDENT. Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference at the end of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on May 24, 2016. File photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

10 killed in fresh violence in Central Africa

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:10 AM

The attack is the worst unrest since presidential and parliamentary elections in February and March viewed as a key step to reconciliation after the sectarian trouble

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Dec 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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'Several' Americans held in Yemen – State Department

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:16 AM

The Americans are believed to be held by the Huthi militia in a prison near the capital Sanaa with US efforts to secure their release had faltering hampered by the fact Washington has no direct links to the rebels

Ex-Yemen leader urges rebel allies to heed UN, pull back

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Ali Abdullah Saleh calls for UN brokered Saudi Yemeni talks to be held in Geneva

'HEED UN.' Fighters loyal to Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi drive an armoured fighting vehicle to an exchange of fire with Houthi militiamen in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, 24 April 2015. Photo by EPA

Yemen crisis talks resume under shadow of walkout

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Yemen a deeply tribal country awash with weapons has been riven by crisis since veteran strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced from power in 2012 following a bloody year long uprising against his rule

COUP.  Photo shows a general view of the  Al-Saleh mosque in Sana'a, Yemen taken on May 26, 2014. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Shiite militia tightens grip on Yemen after 'coup'

Feb 07, 2015 - 10:16 PM

The Huthi coup marks a grave and inacceptable escalation and endangers the security stability sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen the Gulf Cooperation Council says

COUP.  Photo shows a general view of the  Al-Saleh mosque in Sana'a, Yemen taken on May 26, 2014. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Obama pledges to maintain US pressure on Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Jan 25, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Obama says his priority was to make sure Americans in Yemen were safe describing it as a dangerous part of the world

A general view shows smoke rising from a large explosion during heavy clashes between Presidential guards and Houthis in Sanaa, Yemen, 19 January 2015. Stringer/EPA

US calls for peaceful solution to Yemen crisis

Jan 21, 2015 - 10:22 PM

We strongly condemn the violence and those stoking it in an effort to disrupt Yemen s political transition a White House official says on condition of anonymity

Members of the Shiite Huthi movement sit on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun at a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 18, 2015. Mohammed Huwais/AFP

2,000 more Filipinos sign up to flee Libya

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:00 PM

This means 1 out of 5 Filipinos in Libya has either arrived in the Philippines or signed up to flee the strife torn country

FOR FILIPINOS IN LIBYA. Filipino children hold placards during a protest outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the Philippines, August 5, 2014. More countries moved to evacuate their nationals from Libya where the fighting between rival militias escalated. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Repatriating Filipinos in Libya could cost P169M

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Based on per head cost provided by the DFA Rappler makes an estimate if 1 500 passengers board the ship rented by the government and the Philippines will have to spend for their chartered flight tickets

LIBYA. Smoke fills the sky over Tripoli after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a tank in the capital's main fuel depot in Tripoli, Libya, August 3, 2014. Sabri Elmhedwi/EPA

Filipinos in Libya: We can survive war, not joblessness

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The Philippines fails to convince more than 11 000 Filipinos in Libya to evacuate even as a 1 500 seater ship is set to pick up Filipino repatriates

MASSIVE EVACUATION. A handout picture released by the Hellenic Coast Guard shows foreign nationals and embassy staff getting assistance to board a ship in Tripoli as they flee violence in Libya early on August 1, 2014. Photo by Hellenic Coast Guard/AFP

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid fierce clashes

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Although the embassy had already been operating on limited staffing the remaining team drove overland to Tunisia to safety only hours after the Libyan government warned the country could be torn apart by clashes

NEVER AGAIN. A picture shows damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012, following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia / AFP

Main Libya airport closed as rival militias clash

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:26 AM

The attack on the anti Islamist group controlling the airport kills at least 6 and wounds 25

WRECKAGE. A Libyan man walks past the wreckage of car in the residential district of Regata, west of the capital Tripoli, on July 6, 2014 after several cars and buildings were damaged, in what a security official said was a showdown between an armed group from the town of Zintan and a rival militia based in Janzur, a western suburb of Tripoli. Photo by Mahmud Turkia / AFP

Fierce fighting halts flights into Libyan capital

Jul 13, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Fierce fighting erupts around the Libyan capital s international airport on Sunday July 13 as the anti Islamist militia controlling it came under attack

WRECKAGE. A Libyan man walks past the wreckage of car in the residential district of Regata, west of the capital Tripoli, on July 6, 2014 after several cars and buildings were damaged, in what a security official said was a showdown between an armed group from the town of Zintan and a rival militia based in Janzur, a western suburb of Tripoli. Photo by Mahmud Turkia / AFP

Putin calls for Ukraine truce extension: Kremlin

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:26 PM

UPDATED This comes before a deadline for the current truce runs out with no end to weeks of fighting in sight

(NOT) SEEING EYE TO EYE. In this file photo, Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko, (L), walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Ouistreham, France, 06 June 2014. Christophe Ena/Pool/EPA

Nearly 50 killed in new wave of violence in Central Africa

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:09 PM

The deeply impoverished Central African Republic has seen more than a year of unrest with violence between mostly Muslim ex Seleka rebels and largely Christian militias

EU warns of Iraqi humanitarian crisis

Jun 23, 2014 - 11:52 PM

EU foreign ministers say the fighting spearheaded by ISIS has led to the massive displacement of civilians across the country

READY FOR BATTLE? Iraqi tribesmen carry their weapons as they gather to show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants, on June 16, 2014 in the southern city of Basra. Photo from AFP

PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis stream to polls despite unrest

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The two days preceding the election saw about 90 people killed in a spate of shootings and bombings

THIRD TERM? In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA

Chad leader calls for more UN troops in Central Africa

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:49 AM

Chad s Deby warns that France and the African Union cannot carry out their mission properly whatever their determination as they did not have enough troops

White supremacist in Mandela murder plot jailed for 35 years

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:35 PM

The perpetrators of a rightwing extremist plot to kill Nelson Mandela are sentenced to 35 years in jail

Somalia gov't gets a boost with key Jubaland deal

Aug 29, 2013 - 11:20 AM

The agreement was signed after a week of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa between Somalia s state minister Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir and the self appointed leader of Jubaland Ahmed Madobe

85 armed groups maintained by politicians - PNP

Nov 24, 2012 - 5:27 PM

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