Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering on innocent people” during World War Two, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said as he expressed “profound grief” for those who died. In a much-anticipated speech marking 70 years since Japan [continue reading].
Four people held in a hotel in central Mali after an attack by Islamic extremists were freed Saturday following a long standoff with the army and special forces that left 12 people dead, Mali’s defense ministry adviser said. After the operation ended four additional bodies [continue reading].
BEIRUT: Syria’s al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front abducted five more rebels believed to have been trained by the United States after raiding areas along the Turkish border in the past 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for [continue reading].
Al Qaeda’s Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington’s plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group. In a statement that [continue reading].
‘On Friday, smoke could be seen coming from the area near the hotel, according to a resident who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of his safety. “This morning as I was leaving for work I heard shots and saw smoke coming from the Hotel Debo. The area is [continue reading].
Bangui (Central African Republic), One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight have been injured in Central African Republic’s capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a UN spokesman said. The peacekeepers were attempting [continue reading].
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been delivering water to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Al-Dhalea governorate, Yemen, are suffering from a shortage. Welcoming the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral five-day humanitarian pause in Yemen, United [continue reading].
A top UN official says he is deeply shocked at the killing and harassment of aid workers in South Sudan. Stephen O’Brien, U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said Saturday that 27 aid workers had died since the conflict [continue reading].
Violence and insecurity have continued to affect population movements in northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday (July 21, 2015). In Cameroon’s remote Far North Region, a steady flow of Nigerian refugees are moving from the [continue reading].