5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

May 30, 2016 9:18 pm

BAMAKO: At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants on Sunday, the UN and police sources said. The attack is the first time the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has recorded … Read more »

I. Coast’s ex-FL due for 2nd trial

May 30, 2016 9:17 pm

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried for crimes against humanity starting on Tuesday, having already been jailed for 20 years for her part in 2010’s post-electoral violence. The wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo … Read more »

700 die in Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 30, 2016 9:16 pm

ROME: A week of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean culminated on Sunday with 700 migrants feared dead and survivors giving harrowing testimony of dozens of small children drowned. Survivors brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo told … Read more »

Drone victim brod to file murder charges vs US

May 30, 2016 9:16 pm

QUETTA, Pakistan: The brother of a man who was killed alongside the Taliban’s slain chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in an American drone strike in southwest Pakistan is pressing murder and terrorism charges against US officials, police said on Sunday. Mansour … Read more »

Libertarians name former Republican governor as presidential pick

May 30, 2016 9:15 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, on Sunday won the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, a sliver group hoping to make an outsized impact in this election year. Johnson came within a half-point of … Read more »

Sanders warns Clinton to pick a true progressive running mate

May 30, 2016 9:15 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Bernie Sanders cautioned Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in an interview aired on Sunday that she will lose the backing of his many supporters unless she picks a hardline progressive as her running mate. “That means having a candidate … Read more »

Trump gets warm welcome at veterans biker rally

May 30, 2016 9:15 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.: White House hopeful Donald Trump received a warm welcome on Sunday as he addressed a motorcycle rally that attracted many military veterans to the US capital Sunday. “I will protect every bit of the Second Amendment” right to … Read more »

Chief Syria opposition negotiator quits

May 30, 2016 9:14 pm

BEIRUT: The Syrian opposition’s chief negotiator in UN-brokered peace talks has announced his resignation, branding the stalled Geneva negotiations a failure on both the security and humanitarian fronts. “The three rounds of talks were unsuccessful because of the stubbornness of … Read more »

New photo of missing Japanese SCRIBE emerges

May 30, 2016 9:14 pm

TOKYO: Japan said Monday that it believed a new photo posted online of a Japanese journalist missing in Syria—showing him for the first time since a video released earlier this year—is authentic. The photo, which received widespread coverage in Japanese … Read more »

AUSSIE killed fighting ISLAMIC STATE in Syria

May 30, 2016 9:13 pm

SYDNEY: An Australian man has been killed in Syria fighting Islamic State jihadists, the country’s third national thought to have died alongside Kurdish forces, reports said Monday. Former Australian soldier Jamie Bright, in his 40s, was named on social media … Read more »