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.
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 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 security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban.
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 ...
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.
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.
Abiy Ahmed has pledged to push through reforms in response to demands from protesters during waves of unrest that began in 2015.
Around 20 people including civilians were killed in a suspected militant attack in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, sources said.
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 people were killed in northeast Nigeria on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP.