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French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

Islamabad - French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy Thursday to temporarily leave after violent anti-France protests paralysed large parts of the country.

Hundreds fleeing jihadist attacks on Nigerian town

Kano - Hundreds of residents of the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak were fleeing into neighbouring Niger on Wednesday trying to escape days of jihadist attacks, locals and a military source told AFP.

Pakistan to ban party behind anti-France protests: minister

Islamabad - An extremist Pakistan political party responsible for paralysing swathes of the country with anti-France protests will be banned, a senior minister said Wednesday.

Haiti government resigns faced with spike in kidnappings

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government has resigned and a new prime minister has been appointed, President Jovenel Moise announced on Wednesday, under pressure to tackle insecurity in the country grappling with out-of-control gang violence and a months-long political cris...

Pakistan anti-France protesters clash with police for second day

Lahore - Thousands of supporters of a Pakistan extremist party clashed with police for a second day Tuesday, demanding the release of their leader who was arrested after calling for the French ambassador to be kicked out of the country.

NGO coalition says new tack needed to fight Sahel insurgency

Bamako - Some 50 NGOs on Tuesday called for a fresh approach to fighting jihadism in Africa's vast Sahel region, including dialogue with insurgents and protecting civilians from soldiers.

Going home or staying safe in NE Nigeria, an impossible choice

Maiduguri - "Boko Haram was in my house!" three-year-old Aisha said with a frown, sat next to her mother Hadiza in a run-down camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

'Stand tall': Hong Kong media tycoon Lai writes letter from jail

Fpo - Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has told his staff to "stand tall" in a handwritten letter from prison where he is being held pending trial under a new national security law.

US police shooting of Black man sparks fresh protests

Minneapolis - A suburb of Minneapolis was under curfew early Monday after US police fatally shot a young Black man, sparking protests not far from where a former police officer was on trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Scores killed in Myanmar crackdown as UN envoy calls for 'strong action'

Yangon - Reports emerged Saturday of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar's military, as the country's own ambassador to the United Nations called for "strong action" against the junta.

Irish PM warns of 'spiral back' as N.Ireland wracked by week of riots

Belfast - Irish prime minister Micheal Martin warned against a "spiral back" into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, as a week-long streak of riots raised fears for the future of a fragile peace in the British province.

Belfast in turmoil as Brexit stokes tensions in Northern Ireland

Belfast - Rioters waged a running battle with police in Belfast on Thursday night -- tossing petrol bombs, setting fires and dodging jets from water cannon as a week of unrest showed no sign of letting up.

Leaders condemn 'deplorable' Northern Ireland unrest

Belfast - Leaders in Northern Ireland came together on Thursday to condemn days of violent unrest stemming from the territory's pro-UK community, including a petrol-bomb attack on a moving bus.

Toll in Sudan clashes rises to 87 dead: Darfur medics

Khartoum - Five days of fighting in Sudan's West Darfur region has left at least 87 people dead, medics said Wednesday, with thousands fleeing the latest outbreak of violence."The committee has recorded a new toll of ...

Mozambique army says 'significant' number of militants killed in Palma battle

Maputo - Mozambique's military has said a "significant" number of militants were killed in fighting for the northern town and gas hub of Palma, seized by Islamic State-linked jihadists last month.

Mozambique army says 'significant' number of militants killed in Palma battle

Maputo - Mozambique's military said Sunday a "significant" number of militants had been killed during a battle over a key northern town and gas hub captured by the Islamic State last month.

Myanmar rebel groups back anti-coup protests, condemn junta crackdown

Yangon - Ten of Myanmar's major rebel groups threw their support behind the country's anti-coup movement Saturday, fanning fears that a broader conflict could erupt in a country long plagued by fighting between the military and the ethnic armies.

Rebel group says more than 12,000 displaced by Myanmar junta air strikes

Yangon - A rebel group has accused Myanmar's military of deploying "excessive force", saying on Saturday that continuous air strikes have displaced more than 12,000 unarmed civilians, including children.

G7 urges rapid Eritrean withdrawal from Tigray as 'stalemate' looms

Addis Ababa - The G7 group of leading nations on Friday called for the "swift" withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray region, as the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned of a prolonged stalemate.

New Niger president lashes out at jihadist 'war crimes'

Niamey - Niger's new President Mohamed Bazoum lashed out on Friday at jihadists who have carried out devastating attacks on his country, accusing them of "war crimes" as he took the helm of the troubled nation.

In Mali, ICC prosecutor savours ruling to punish Timbuktu destruction

Timbuktu - Wearing a green head-dress matching her African robes, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, visited Timbuktu on a mission to turn the page on a chapter of cultural desecration.

Over 5,000 Mozambique attack survivors find refuge : UN

Pemba - More than 5,000 people have reached safety outside the northern Mozambican town of Palma a week after it was besieged by jihadists, the UN said Wednesday, as thousands remained stranded.

Niger thwarts 'attempted coup' before presidential inauguration

Niamey - Niger thwarted an "attempted coup" on Wednesday, the government said, two days before the historic inauguration of Mohamed Bazoum as president of the unstable Sahel nation.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo faces crucial ICC ruling

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court will rule on Wednesday whether to uphold the acquittal of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, the first head of state to stand trial at the tribunal.

Mozambique attack survivors stranded as clashes break out

Pemba - Sporadic clashes broke out in Palma on Tuesday as thousands of residents hid around the besieged northern Mozambique town, scrambling to escape the area overrun by jihadist militants, aid agencies said.

Catholics call for Sri Lanka ex-leader to face prosecution over Easter bombings

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Catholic church called Monday for the former president and his officials to be prosecuted for failing to prevent the suicide bombings two years ago that killed 279 people.

Dozens killed in Mozambique Islamist attack: government

Maputo - Dozens of people were killed in coordinated jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma town, the government said on Sunday, four days after the raid was launched and forced the evacuation of thousands of survivors to safety in the provincial capit...

Two die in fresh Bangladesh protest violence

Narayanganj - Two people died in fresh clashes between protesters and Bangladesh police on Sunday, raising the death toll from Islamist protests against the visit of India's Hindu-nationalist leader to 13, officials said.

Belarus police detain protesters, prevent opposition rally

Minsk - Police in Belarus on Saturday detained more than 100 people, including five journalists, a rights group said, as the opposition resumed rallies against strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Five shot dead in new deadly clashes in Bangladesh

Dhaka - At least five people were shot dead as police clashed with Islamist demonstrators in Bangladesh on Saturday, a day after clashes between police and hardline Islamist protesters against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left another five de...
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