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Pro-govt forces attack Nicaraguan rebel city Masaya

Managua - Forces loyal to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega launched an attack on the opposition stronghold of Masaya on Tuesday, as international calls mounted for an end to months of deadly violence in the central American country.

Nicaragua 'coup has failed', Ortega ally says

Apo - Nicaragua's government has defeated a "coup", a senior minister told AFP in an interview Wednesday after months of deadly protests in the Central American country against President Daniel Ortega.

Pro-govt forces attack Nicaraguan rebel city of Masaya

Managua - Pro-government forces of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega launched an attack on the Monimbo suburb of the opposition stronghold of Masaya on Tuesday, the Catholic church said, amidst international calls to end three months of violence.

Foiled peace bids and greedy gangs dog C. Africa

Berb - "This road isn't safe," warns a UN soldier at the edge of a jungle where the latest militia to darken hopes for peace in the Central African Republic has surfaced.

Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

Abuja - Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops.

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

Basra - Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight.

Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

Managua - Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said.

Nicaragua troops launch intense attacks in south, rights group says

Managua - Nicaraguan government forces launched intense raids backed by heavy equipment on Sunday in rebellious towns in the Masaya department, south of the capital, leaving several people injured, a human rights group reported.

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry: officials

Kabul - A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country.

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Kano - Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

Dozens wounded as south Iraq protesters clash with police

Basra - Dozens of demonstrators were wounded in southern Iraq on Sunday in clashes with police as protests over unemployment and a lack of basic services entered a second week, officials said.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

Kabul - The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.

'You think I will survive?' Hospital overflows after Pakistan blast

Quetta - Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded Pakistani rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded.

Ex-SF leader Adams' home attacked in N. Ireland unrest

London - The home of former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was attacked overnight with an explosive device, he said on Saturday as trouble flared in Northern Ireland for a seventh straight night.

Two killed in southern Iraq as protests spread

Basra - Two more demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad.

Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

Mastung - Pakistan was in shock Saturday after a suicide blast killed 128 people, shaking confidence in security just as the dramatic arrest of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif ratcheted political tensions higher ahead of nationwide polls.

Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

Quetta - Mourners gathered Saturday to bury their dead in southwest Pakistan after a blast killed 128 people at a political rally in one of the country’s deadliest attacks, underscoring ongoing security challenges following years of dramatic improvements.

UN voices alarm at 'barbaric violence' in DR Congo's Ituri

Geneva - The UN voiced alarm Friday at accounts of "barbaric violence" in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, warning conditions for the 150,000 people returning to the area after fleeing the intercommunal strife are "grim".

Cameroon minister ambushed in restive region, 'assailants killed'

Yaound - A convoy transporting Cameroonian Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo was ambushed in the country's restive anglophone region, leaving several attackers dead, state radio said Friday.

Iraq PM visits oil-rich Basra seeking to calm unrest

Basra - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held talks in Basra on Friday in a bid to restore calm in the southern city, which has been gripped by protests over unemployment.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail before polls

Lahore - Pakistan authorities locked down parts of Lahore Friday for the return from London of former premier Nawaz Sharif, who faces possible arrest and a 10-year prison sentence ahead of already tense elections his party insists are being rigged.

UN council condemns Haiti violence

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned recent violence in Haiti that left at least four dead and expressed support for the government's efforts to quickly restore order.

Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials

Kunduz - 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 ongoing fighting.

Toll from Nicaragua unrest hits 264: rights body

Washington - The known death toll from a four-month crackdown on anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday.

11 killed in attack on Afghan education office: officials

Jalalabad - At least 11 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region.

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

Peshawar - The death toll in a suicide bombing at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan rose to 20 Wednesday as Taliban militants claimed responsibility, officials said, in the first major attack ahead of July 25 polls.

12 killed in suicide attack on Afghan security forces: officials

Jalalabad - A suicide attack in Afghanistan Tuesday killed at least 12 people and ignited a nearby petrol station, officials said, with witnesses describing screaming victims "swallowed" by flames in the latest deadly violence to hit the country.

Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks in unannounced visit to Kabul

Kabul - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, during an unannounced visit to Kabul.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

Tunis - Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.

At least 14 dead after raid by Nicaragua pro-govt forces: rights group

Managua - A raid by pro-government forces Sunday left at least 14 people dead in Nicaragua, where hundreds have been killed since unrest broke out in April, a rights group said.
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