25 November 2015 15:02
Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Wednesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.
The government described it as a terrorist attack. The blast on a tree-lined avenue in the heart of Tunis is...
24 November 2015 22:42
Tunisian President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has declared “war against terrorism”, calling for international cooperation against extremists.
Speaking in a televised address on Tuesday, Essebsi declared a state of emergency across the North African country for 30 days and an eight-hour-long curfew throughout the capital Tunis in the wake of a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of a dozen of presidential...
24 November 2015 22:36
At least 12 people have lost their lives and 16 others have been injured in a bomb blast targeting a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia, the Interior Ministry says.
A ministry spokesman, whose name was not revealed, announced the casualties figure after an explosion struck the vehicle on the Mohamed V avenue in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis on Tuesday.
24 November 2015 10:09
An Iranian fishing vessel, with 15 crew members, has been hijacked by Somali pirates, a Somali official said.
The Iranian ship was taken on Sunday evening in waters off northern Somali city of Eyl, said Abdirizak Mohamed Dirir, director of the anti-piracy and seaport ministry in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia, Reuters reported on Monday.
"Pirates hijacked an Iranian-flagged fishing...
23 November 2015 9:07
Nepalese police have shot and killed two protesters during fresh demonstrations against a recently-adopted constitution in the Himalayan country’s restive south.
The victims were killed in the Bhardaha and Rupani areas, some 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the capital, Kathmandu, after clashes broke out between police forces and demonstrators late on Saturday.
The protesters, who were armed with petrol bombs, spears and...
21 November 2015 19:30
Mali's government declared a 10-day nationwide state of emergency, after an attack on a hotel in the capital Bamako that left least 27 people dead.
Following a crisis cabinet session on Friday evening presided over by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the government "declared a state of emergency across the nation" starting at midnight Friday for 10 days, a statement read on...
20 November 2015 23:49
At least 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako with at least 170 people inside, many of them foreigners, that had been seized by extremist gunmen.
The former French colony has been battling extremist rebels for several years, and the terrorist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to al Qaeda and based...
20 November 2015 23:35
Several hours of hostage crisis at a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, has come to an end, with UN peacekeepers saying they have seen 27 dead bodies at the site.
"They currently have no more hostages in their hands and forces are in the process of tracking them down," security minister Salif Traore told a news conference following a stand-off...
20 November 2015 18:33
Around 80 of 170 hostages seized when gunmen went on a shooting rampage at a luxury hotel in Mali's capital on Friday have been freed, local television reported.
"Radisson hotel attack: special forces launched an operation, first hostages released, about 80," the state-run ORTM channel said on a scrolling banner, without specifying the source of the information.
"Our special forces have freed...
19 November 2015 21:23
South Sudan's parliament has changed the Constitution to increase presidential powers, a move that could undermine a power-sharing deal hoped to end a nearly two-year long civil war.
Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said on Thursday that the change will boost presidential powers and facilitate the creation of new states in South Sudan.
The parliament, which is almost entirely in support of...
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