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Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials

Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials

Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces in the country's north have caused ‘heavy casualties’, officials said Thursday, putting the number of soldiers killed as high as 40 in fighting that is ongoing.

French policeman on manslaughter charge as shooting sparks riots

French policeman on manslaughter charge as shooting sparks riots

A French policeman who shot dead a young black man in western France, sparking four nights of rioting, has been charged with manslaughter, his lawyer said as clashes between youths and police raged into early Saturday.

Twelve arrested in riots over police killing of French youth

Twelve arrested in riots over police killing of French youth

Twelve people were arrested after a second night of rioting in the western city of Nantes triggered by the deadly shooting of a young man during a stop-and-search operation by police.

Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban.

Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

Nicaragua agrees during crisis talks to allow probe of deadly unrest

In a surprise announcement, Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops late Friday said rival government and civil delegates had agreed to create a ‘verification’ commission and invite independent international bodies ...

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: officials

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: officials

At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a military base in western Afghanistan, hours before the group announced a ceasefire, officials said Saturday.

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

The Taliban announced Saturday a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against ‘foreign occupiers’ would continue.

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Abiy Ahmed has pledged to push through reforms in response to demands from protesters during waves of unrest that began in 2015.

20 killed in suspected militant attack in Mali: sources

20 killed in suspected militant attack in Mali: sources

Around 20 people including civilians were killed in a suspected militant attack in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, sources said.

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

Burundi looked set to adopt constitutional reforms that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034, with official results on Friday showing a ‘yes’ vote winning in 14 of 18 provinces.

At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing

At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing

At least four people were killed in northeast Nigeria on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP.

4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

Four people were killed and 27 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a tent filled with mourners in north Baghdad, Iraqi police and medical sources said.