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Clashes as 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

Nairobi - Clashes erupted in a Nairobi slum Sunday after four bodies were found in the streets, hiking tensions on the eve of a Supreme Court ruling on the validity of last month's divisive election re-run.

Fighting leaves seven dead in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Six suspected rebels and an air force commando were killed Saturday in a fierce gunfight in Indian-administered Kashmir which also injured another soldier, the Indian army said.

Human trafficking 'rife' in Rohingya camps: aid agencies

Cox's Bazar - Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling victim to what aid groups and officials say is a growing trafficking scourge targeting refugees.

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty

Manila - Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged Friday.

At least 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

Kabul - A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country.

'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

Washington - Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya, burned victims alive, and gang-raped women and girls, according to two separate reports detailing mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

Washington - Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

UK voices hope but warns against new 'tyrant' in Zimbabwe

London - Britain on Wednesday expressed cautious optimism after the military took control of Zimbabwe, but warned against any transition "from one unelected tyrant to the next".

Zimbabweans elated but cautious as Mugabe flounders

Harare - On Harare's streets, many expressed amazement and delight Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe's long reign may be coming to a close, but people also admitted the future looked unstable.

Afghan opium output soars as cultivation hits record high

Kabul - Afghan opium producers have had a bumper year with output soaring 87 percent as the area under poppy cultivation hit a record high, the latest annual survey said Wednesday.

Tillerson says broad Myanmar sanctions won't solve Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw - Washington's top diplomat on Wednesday said he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but he called for an independent investigation into "credible" reports that soldiers committed atrocities against the Musl...

Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control

Harare - Zimbabwe's military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest and his generals denied staging a coup.

US tells citizens in Zimbabwe to 'shelter' amid uncertainty

Harare - The US embassy in Zimbabwe on Wednesday warned its citizens in the country to "shelter in place" due to "ongoing political uncertainty" as the crisis threatening President Robert Mugabe's government deepened.

Military takes to streets in Zimbabwe but denies coup

Harare - Military vehicles took to the streets of the Zimbabwean capital and prolonged gunfire was heard near the presidential residence early Wednesday as questions mounted over Robert Mugabe's grip on power, even as the army denied a coup in a state broadcast...

Tank convoy seen outside Zimbabwe capital

Harare - Several tanks were seen moving near the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses told AFP, a day after the army warned it could intervene over a purge of ruling party officials.

Tank convoy seen outside Zimbabwe capital

Harare - Several tanks were seen moving near the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses told AFP, a day after the army warned it could intervene over a purge of ruling party officials.

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids: officials

Kabul - Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as insurgents step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces.

Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghostland behind

Torched villages and unharvested paddy fields stretch to the horizon in Myanmar's violence-gutted Rakhine state, where a dwindling number of Muslim Rohingya remain trapped in limbo after an army crackdown coursed through the region.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Manila - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation's displaced Rohingya Muslim minority, meeting the UN chief and America's top diplomat in the Philippines.

UN chief meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Manila - UN chief Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to return, when they met Tuesday at a summit in the Philippines, his office said.

US slams Venezuela at UN meeting boycotted by Russia, China

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday slammed Venezuela as an "increasingly violent narco-state" that poses a threat to world security at a UN meeting boycotted by Russia and China.

Myanmar army denies Rohingya abuses ahead of Tillerson visit

Yangon - Myanmar's army cleared itself of any abuses against Rohingya civilians on Monday, following an internal probe that a rights group said aimed to "whitewash" an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim minority.

Bob Geldof returns Dublin honour in Suu Kyi protest

Dublin - Musician and Live Aid supremo Bob Geldof on Monday returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin scroll in a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds the same honour.

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

Dhaka - Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, an UN special envoy said Sunday.

Bahrain accuses Iran over pipeline fire

Dibai - Gulf kingdom Bahrain has accused Iran of being behind a pipeline fire that temporarily halted oil supplies from Saudi Arabia, but Tehran rejected the allegation as "childish".

'We don't feel safe': Afghan anti-graft officials demand protection

Kabul - A series of deadly attacks on Afghan anti-corruption officials has highlighted the dangers of taking on the country's rich and powerful and sparked calls for better protection of the people waging war against graft.

DR Congo militiamen on trial for raping children

Bukavu - Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial Friday in DR Congo's chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls.Frederic Batumike and 17 others face charges of "crimes against humanity through rape and murder ......

Safe in a camp, Rohingya children face death by malnutrition

Cox's Bazar - Tiny Mohammad Sohail cries uncontrollably as he waits to see a doctor -- one of the thousands of Rohingya children at risk of an agonising death from malnutrition even after reaching the safety of refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Armed separatists occupy villages in Indonesia's Papua: police

Jayapura - A group of armed separatists were occupying two villages near a huge US-owned copper mine in Indonesia's eastern Papua province, police said Friday, as they sought to end the tense standoff.

ICC opens full probe into alleged crimes in Burundi unrest

Den Haag - International judges have approved the opening of a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, triggering anger Thursday in the crisis-torn African nation, the first ever to leave the war crimes tribunal.
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