updated 8:03 AM UTC, Aug 19, 2017

Blast kills 22 in Somali capital Mogadishu

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:09
Mogadishu: A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 22 people in a heavily secured area close to the presidential palace.A security conference was under way at the hotel on Tuesday at the time of the…

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for pilgrims

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:33
Cairo:The Egyptian authorities on Tuesday reopened the Rafah border crossing between the African country and Gaza Strip to allow Muslim pilgrims to pass to Mecca.The crossing will remain open until Thursday for those who have obtained a Saudi visa for…

Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 08:30
Brazil: Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has defended her record during her impeachment trial in the Senate.Rousseff on Monday said her conscience was "absolutely clean" and that she had not committed any crime, BBC reported. She is accused of illegally…

Colombia's FARC declares definitive ceasefire

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:21
Bogota: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group on Sunday announced a definitive ceasefire, a media report said."As commander of all FARC military fronts, I order all our units and each of our fighters to definitively cease fire…

12 killed in Egypt road accident

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:11
Cairo: At least 12 persons were killed and two injured on Sunday in a massive road accident between a passenger microbus and another vehicle at a desert highway in Egypt, the local media reported.The crash took place near the entrance…

Bomb kills 20 near Somalia capital

Thursday, 30 June 2016 14:04
Mogadishu: At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in a roadside bomb explosion near the Somalian capital, officials said.The victims were all civilians, Xinhua news agency reported.

Anti-Brexit protesters gather around parliament in Britain

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:46
London: Thousands of people staged a protest outside the Houses of Parliament against the result of the referendum of Britain's membership of the European Union, the media reported.The protest on Tuesday appeared to be spontaneous and without apparent leadership, and…

Bandits kill 31 bush taxi passengers in Madagascar

Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:17
Antananarivo: Thirty one passengers onboard a bush taxi were killed by bandits in southwestern Madagascar, authorities said on Wednesday.The bush taxi, carrying 32, was assaulted by bandits on its way from Toliara to Beroroha, southwestern Madagascar, command of National Gendarmerie…

26 killed in Nigeria violence

Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:48
Abuja: At least 26 people have been confirmed killed in violence that broke out early this week in central Nigeria's Benue State, local authorities said on Wednesday.Three districts have so far been affected by the attacks suspected to be perpetrated…
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