Wednesday, 30 April 2014 15:49

UN Official warns of famine in South Sudan

More than 1 million people in South Sudan have fled their homes at a crucial time of the year: planting season. Famine, aid officials say, could be the result, and the U.N.'s top official for human rights said Wednesday she is appalled by the apparent lack of concern by the…
BENGHAZI: A car bomb targeting a Libyan special forces barracks in the restive eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday killed two soldiers and wounded another two, medical and military officials said. Two soldiers were killed and two others injured when a car bomb exploded near the gates of a military…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:26

North Korea holds live-fire drills at sea

North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills near its disputed western sea boundary Tuesday, South Korean officials said, in a possible indication of rising frustration in Pyongyang as it pushes unsuccessfully for outside aid. Both Koreas conduct such drills routinely, but they can be sensitive because North Korea doesn't acknowledge the…
United States and the European Union prepared to impose a new package of sanctions against Russia, due to Ukrainian crisis, at a time when negotiations continue for the release of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have been detained for three days in the city of…
Kabul, Afghanstan - At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds of villagers left stranded in devastating flash floods in northern Afghanistan, officials say. The governor of Jowzjan province warned that the number of victims was likely to rise. People have been left trapped on the roofs of their…