(Reuters) – Up to 37 people including women and children were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern province of South Kivu on Saturday in an attack that government officials blamed on a dispute over cattle. The victims, who included several pregnant women, had been shot, stabbed or burned inside their homes. A Reuters cameraman on the scene in the village of Mutarule counted 37 bodies, some of them lying inside a village church. Residents […]
Casualties reach up to 500 in the worse attack in five years by a militant group in Nigeria.
The Department of Foreign Affairs continue to advise OFWs in Libya to leave the country immediately, due to the increasingly volatile situation there.
Because of the worsening civil war in Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs indicated four exit routes that Filipinos can use to leave the country.
(Reuters) – A bomb blast targeting a television viewing center for football in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14 people and wounded 12 on Sunday, police and the military said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in Gavan in the Mubi area of Adamawa state. Islamist militant group Boko Haram, whose struggle for an Islamic state is concentrated in the Northeast, would be the prime suspect. “So far we have 14 […]
At least 11 people were killed when a church was attacked by Muslim gunmen in the Central African Republic.
The Nigerian president condemns the three successive explosions that resulted in 118 deaths.
DUBAI Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:31pm EDT (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program. “Based on the agreement with the West, we were supposed to have half of our 200 kilogram stock of uranium diluted and the other half converted to uranium oxide,” Iran’s […]
CAIRO Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:05pm EDT (Reuters) – A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Since the army toppled Egypt’s first freely-elected president, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, in July, Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on members of the security forces, killing hundreds. On Tuesday, […]
Amnesty International has condemned Egypt in the wake of death sentences handed out by an Egyptian court against more than 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were even sentenced in absentia.
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:48pm EDT (Reuters) – A U.N. report on how Syria’s neediest civilians are often not accessible to humanitarian relief workers makes it clear that the government of President Bashar al-Assad shoulders most of the blame, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. A month after the 15-member U.N. Security Council achieved rare consensus to approve a resolution demanding rapid, safe and unhindered aid access in Syria, including […]
An estimated 200 miners were trapped in an illegal mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Rescue operations are still ongoing.