World Mar 19

Africa sees rapid spread of pandemic, UN says

More African countries have closed their borders as the coronavirus' local spread threatens to turn the continent of 1.3 billion people into an alarming new front for the pandemic.

World Jul 05

Blood stains are seen on a police car at a detention centre for mainly African migrants, hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya July 3, 2019. Photo by: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters
UN calls for cease-fire after escalation of violence in Libya

The council press statement was the first approved by all 15 members since self-styled Libyan National Army leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a military offensive on April 4 aimed at taking Tripoli, though it had previously issued weaker press…

World Feb 24

In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Afghan security forces gather at the site a day after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is eager to strike a peace deal with the Taliban that would end America’s longest war, but he faces several obstacles. Afghanistan has been mired in war for decades, and while the U.S. and the Taliban have both claimed significant progress in the latest talks, they have yet to pen a deal. Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
UN: 3,804 Afghan civilians died last year, highest count ever

More civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year than in any of the previous nine years of the increasingly bloody conflict, according to a U.N. report released Sunday, which blamed the spike in deaths on increased suicide bombings by the…

With support from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Assad regime has managed to consolidate power in most parts of Syria previously held by ISIS. Apart from Friday’s joint missile strikes, the U.S.’s role has been limited to diplomatic talks, which…