UN appoints Senegalese diplomat Abdoulaye Bathily to head Burundi crisis talks

BUJUMBURA - Abdoulaye Bathily, who is already the UN's Special Representative for Central Africa, has been appointed to head Burundi crisis talks. Bathily arrived...

China Launches ‘Jade Rabbit’ Lunar Mission

Simona Botviciute, Editor (Asia – Far East) XICHANG – China has launched its first March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe. The lunar rover mission blasted...

One in Four in Middle East Remain Jobless

Joanne Faulkner, Editor (Asia - Middle East and Central)   The youth unemployment challenge is no more present than in the Middle East. Youth unemployment averages 26%...

Trump dominates as Rubio bows out

FLORIDA - It was the last chance for Marco Rubio to cement his position as a candidate in the Republican nomination race. Despite support from the...

Argentinian judge orders seizure of oil assets in Malvinas

BUENOS AIRES—A federal judge in Argentina has ordered the seizure of assets from five oil drilling companies based in the Malvinas, also known as...

Wales Rises Against Israel’s Assault on Gaza

Hundreds of people in Cardiff join the worldwide protests against Israel's attacks on Gaza which caused the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians  CARDIFF – Last week,...

Stolen Car Full of Weapons Found in Athens

Stefano Duc Correspondent (Europe) ATHENS - The Greek authorities have announced that a car full of weapons was found yesterday by the anti-terrorist squad, in the...

ICC sentences former Congolese rebel leader for war crimes

HAGUE - In a historic ruling, Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and...

Islamic Militant Group Boko Haram Kills 24 Vigilantes in Nigeria

Jennifer Ubah, Correspondent (Africa) MAIDUGURI — The murders happened during an ambush by Boko Haram. The ambushers were disguised in army uniform, say officials, and they surprised...

Traditional Nigerian Leader Shot Dead

  Gunman shoots traditional Islamic leader in the northeastern state of Borno BORNO - Emir of Gwoza, Shehu Mustapha Idris Timta – a highly respected traditional...