Pakistan border ceasefire violations ‘provocative’: India

New Delhi : India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as “serious” and “provocative” and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. On [...]

Poroshenko Pleads for Stronger EU Action in Ukraine

BRUSSELS— Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says thousands of Russian troops and hundreds of Russian tanks are fighting on Ukrainian soil, and he is pleading with the European Union to take stronger action to help his government. Poroshenko [...]

Peacekeepers Rescued in Golan Heights Fight

Thirty-two United Nations peacekeepers have been rescued after heavy fighting in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The U.N. said Saturday that 40 of its soldiers remain under fire near the Syria-Israel border. A gunfight erupted between Philippine [...]

Liberia Lifts Ebola-Related Quarantine

The Liberian government has lifted the quarantine it imposed on an impoverished Monrovia neighborhood in an attempt to contain the spread of Ebola. The government on Saturday removed barricades around the seaside district of West Point. That [...]

Kerry Calls for Global Coalition to Fight I.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a broad global coalition to combat Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS. In an article published in The New York Times Saturday, Kerry said the terrorist group is a rising threat, not [...]

Key Somali Town Retaken from al-Shabab

Somali and African Union (AMISOM) forces have re-taken the southwestern town of Bulomarer and several neighboring villages as part of an offensive against al-Shabab in the country’s Lower Shabelle region. Lower Shabelle governor Abdikadir [...]

Lesotho’s Coup Attempt Blamed on Instability

The prime minister of Lesotho has fled to South Africa to escape what he said was a coup attempt in the tiny southern African kingdom. Gunfire rang out in the capital, Maseru, on Saturday, according to witnesses. They said soldiers patrolled [...]

Six Killed in Taliban Attack in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say at least six people were killed Saturday when Taliban militants launched an attack on intelligence headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad. An eyewitness, Ahmad Shah, said, “It was early morning and we were sleeping [...]

Conflicts Engulf Christians in Mideast

WASHINGTON— According to a study by the Pew Research Center the number of Middle Eastern countries experiencing sectarian violence between religious groups has doubled from five to 10 since 2011. The research finds an increase in faith-based [...]

Iran Bolsters Surveillance of Phones, Internet

WASHINGTON _ One year after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assumed the office of President, the regime in Tehran is apparently stepping up surveillance of its citizens’ online and telephone activities, threatening some with punishment for [...]

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