Geneva (AFP) - Cash-strapped United Nations agencies could soon be forced to halt vital aid in Somalia despite warning signs the war-torn country could be sliding back into a food crisis, a top UN official said Friday. "Essential life-saving projects are facing closure," warned Philippe Lazzarini, UN humanitarian coordinator in…
 KARACHI, Pakistan - A moderate earthquake rattled several towns in southern Pakistan before dawn Friday, killing at least one person and wounding 70, a government official said. The magnitude 5 quake struck the district of Nawabshah, about 400 kilometres northeast of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, said Roshan…
A "huge explosion" Thursday in northern Syria leveled a hotel that government troops used as a military base, along with several other buildings in a government-held area, state television and activists reported. Members of armed opposition said some 50 troops were killed in the blast. A local activist group called…
Abuja, Nigeria -- More than 300 people died in the latest attack took place in the town of Gamboru Ngala, a remote state capital near Nigeria's border with Cameroon that has been used as a staging ground for troops searching for the girls, witnesses told the reporters Wednesday. The assault…
BANGKOK—A Thai court ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday for the relatively obscure offense of improperly removing a senior bureaucrat from his job three years ago. The verdict from Thailand's Constitutional Court, which came after six months of antigovernment street protests, riots and occupations of government buildings, marks a somewhat…