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Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president

Port-au-prince - Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking -- after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said.

Armed commandos storm Haitian prison, free numerous inmates

Croix Des Bouquets - An undetermined number of prison inmates are on the loose after heavily armed men attacked Haiti's Croix-des-Bouquets prison.

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

Port-au-prince - A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital left dozens of inmates on the loose, police said.The escape came after a mutiny erupted in the jail, a spokesman for Haiti's national police said."It was a spectacular escape.

Ex-Haitian president faces corruption probe

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is facing a money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking probe, officials said Thursday.

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.

Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Port-au-prince - Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.Manigat, who suffered a stroke in 2012, had retired from political life.

Haiti announces legislative elections for October

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government Tuesday announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule amid a slow earthquake recovery process and gargantuan logistical woes.

Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince Thursday to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.

Clashes as Haiti president marks three years in power

Port-au-prince - Clashes between protesters and police marked Haitian President Michel Martelly's three years in power Wednesday, with at least one person shot in the confrontations.

Explorer finds shipwreck of Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria

The American underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford has reached back 522 years and solved the mystery of where Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria wound up. The ship sunk off the north coast of Haiti in 1492 and Clifford believes he's found it.

Case against the U.N. in Haiti continues Special

"It is time for justice to be done for the people of Haiti," states attorney Stan Alpert. Alpert is representing victims of cholera in Haiti - a disease introduced and spread by the United Nations.

Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Port-au-prince - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...

U.N. sued by 1,500 victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the United Nations over the cholera outbreak in Haiti which left over 9,000 dead and 700,000 sick. The contagion has spread to several countries.

Haiti's first cardinal says will tell pope of country's woes

Port-au-prince - For the first time, a Haitian has been named a cardinal -- and he's vowing to "bring the reality" of his tiny, impoverished Caribbean country "into the heart of the Vatican."Chibly Langlois, 56, is one of 19 who will be formally appointed to the Cathol...

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Port-au-prince - Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.

Four years after earthquake, Haiti still in ruins

Port-au-prince - Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.

Haitian cholera epidemic spreads

The strain of bacteria which caused the cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread to other countries. Meanwhile, victims of the epidemic in Haiti look set to sue the United Nations.

Photojournalist wins $1.2 million in copyright infringement trial

New York - In a landmark decision, a jury awarded photojournalist, Daniel Morel, $1.2 million (£740,000) for infringement of copyright. The sum will be paid by defendants Agence France-Presse and Getty Images who used his photographs without asking his permission.
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