Showing Archived Posts

Charles Taylor Found Guilty of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A special tribunal in The Hague has found former Liberian president Charles Taylor guilty on multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Special Court for Sierra Leone ruled Thursday that Taylor was guilty of murder, rape, sexual slavery, and other charges. The charges stemmed from Taylor’s support for rebels during Sierra Leone’s […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Africa

US says N. Korea Agrees to Missile, Uranium Enrichment Moratorium

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United States says North Korea has agreed to a moratorium on long-range missile launches, nuclear testing and uranium enrichment activities. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that Pyongyang has also agreed to allow international inspectors to verify and monitor the enrichment moratorium, and to confirm that a nuclear reactor at Yongbyon has been […]

Tags: , , , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

All US Troops to Leave Iraq by Year’s End

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year. The president made the statement Friday after what the White House said was a secure videoconference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Previously, the possibility had remained that U.S. troops would extend their presence […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East, US

Former Libyan Leader Gadhafi Killed in Sirte

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Libyan provisional government forces killed Gadhafi Thursday in a final assault on his coastal hometown of Sirte, seven months after launching an uprising against his four-decade autocratic rule. The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, confirmed Gadhafi’s death at a news conference in Tripoli. He […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Libyan NTC: Gadhafi Killed in Sirte

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Senior Libyan provisional government officials say former leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed by government troops who crushed remaining resistance by Gadhafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte. Several National Transitional Council officials in Tripoli say NTC forces shot and killed Gadhafi and took custody of his body Thursday, during a final assault on his […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

‘Former Libyan Leader Gadhafi Dead’ – Provisional Government

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Provisional government officials in Libya say former leader Moammar Gadhafi has died after being wounded during a battle for control of the town of Sirte. The reports have not been independently confirmed. Earlier Thursday, military leaders in the National Transitional Council said Mr. Gadhafi had been taken into custody, and that he was badly wounded. […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Reports: Former Libyan Leader Gadhafi Dead

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Provisional government officials in Libya say former leader Moammar Gadhafi has died after being wounded as he tried to flee from the town of Sirte. The reports have not been independently confirmed. Earlier Thursday, military leaders in the National Transitional Council said Mr. Gadhafi had been taken into custody. NTC officials said he was badly […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Gadhafi Reportedly Captured in Libya

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

National Transitional Council officials in Libya say provisional fighters have captured former leader Moammar Gadhafi, but the reports have not been independently confirmed. Military leaders in the NTC say Mr. Gadhafi was taken into custody on Thursday, shortly after provisional fighters gained control of his hometown of Sirte. The U.S. State Department says it cannot […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Large Explosion Near Somali Foreign Ministry

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Witnesses in Somalia’s capital report a large explosion near the country’s foreign ministry. Initial reports indicate the blast Tuesday was the work of a suicide car bomber. A journalist in Mogadishu tells VOA that at least three people were killed. Earlier this month, a suicide truck bomb went off near a compound housing several government […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Israel Reaches Deal With Hamas to Free Captured Soldier

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Israel Radio says the government has reached a deal with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The radio also reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet is meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the prospective exchange of Palestinian prisoners for the soldier, whom Hamas captured on June 25, 2006. Details […]

Calendar

December 2021
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Archives

Categories