Category: Current Headlines

South Sudan army crushed civilians under tanks: HRW

Report by rights group accuses government troops of committing war crimes in rebel-held parts of the Unity State.

Texas arrest video ‘was not edited’

Officials in Texas deny editing police dashcam footage showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody.

Boko Haram resurgence deepens humanitarian crisis in Niger

DIFFA, Niger (Reuters) – A wave of attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad has forced tens of thousands across the border to Niger’s arid southeastern region of Diffa, worsening a dire humanitarian si…

Twin suicide attacks kill at least 13 in Cameroon: sources

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Twin suicide bomb attacks in the capital of Cameroon’s far northern region Maroua killed at least 13 people on Wednesday, senior Cameroon military sources told Reuters.

Under Kremlin pressure, ‘undesirable’ U.S. charity pulls out of Russia

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A U.S.-based non-governmental organization has become the latest casualty in what campaigners say is a global tightening of restrictions on charitable activity by authoritarian governments, by deciding to close its…

Serbian PM hosts Bosnian leaders, cools tempers after mob attack

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s prime minister said on Wednesday he had already forgotten a mob attack on him in Bosnia 11 days ago as he hosted Bosnia’s three-man presidency in a visit designed to cool tempers between the ex-Yugoslav republics.

France unveils €600m plan to placate farmers’ revolt

The French government has unveiled a package worth more than 600 million euros for farmers, after days of protests that have blocked cities, roads and the popular Mont Saint-Michel tourist site.

Suicide bomber kills 19 in Afghan market

The suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden vest in the main market of the volatile district of Almar, killing at least 19 people, according to Faryab police chief Subhan Quli Ebrahimi and the United Nations.

Christian’s death sentence suspended

Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspends the death penalty against a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010.

China returns dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s passport after four years

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese dissident artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei said that authorities in Beijing returned his passport on Wednesday, more than four years after it was confiscated following his 81-day secret detention.