Showing Archived Posts

Afghan Soldier Killed After Firing on NATO Troops

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

NATO troops have killed an Afghan soldier who tried to gun down coalition service members at a military base in eastern Afghanistan. A NATO spokesman says no coalition troops were killed in the attack Thursday in Laghman province, but declined to say if any were wounded. The shooting is the second apparent attack by Afghan […]

Tags: , Posted in South Asia

Egyptian Police, Armed Men Clash in Sinai

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptian police have clashed with armed men in the Sinai peninsula, a day after military airstrikes killed 20 suspected militants in the area. State television said the fighting resumed Thursday outside a police station in El-Arish, about 50 kilometers from the border with Israel and the Gaza Strip. There were no immediate reports of casualties. […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East

UN: Conditions ‘Extremely Bad’ For DRC Refugees

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United Nations humanitarian agency says the thousands who have fled violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are living in desperate conditions. The U.N. says nearly 280,000 people have left North Kivu province in recent weeks, many of them abruptly. Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos tells VOA many are sheltering inside public buildings. Others, […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Egypt’s President Fires Officials After Sinai Killings

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of North Sinai in a major reorganization that extends to the commander of the military police. The announcement of Mr. Morsi’s decision Wednesday comes on the heels of a military operation in the Sinai Peninsula, targeting suspected Islamist militants. In a statement read […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Central Nigerian Town Under Curfew to Quell Sectarian Violence

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Residents in a south-central Nigeria town are under a dusk-to-dawn curfew after separate attacks at a church and mosque this week killed at least 22 people. The sectarian violence took place in the city of Okene in Kogi State. On Monday, unidentified gunmen killed 19 people at a Christian church during a worship service. Late […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Officials: Egyptian Airstrikes Kill 20 Militants in Sinai

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptian officials say they killed 20 suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula Wednesday in airstrikes, escalating the country’s fight against Islamists in the region bordering Israel. In a statement read on state television Wednesday, the military said it has started an operation in Sinai to restore stability and regain control there. The strikes came hours […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

UN says Afghan Civilian Deaths Fall for First Time in Five Years

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.N. officials say civilian casualties in Afghanistan have declined by 15 percent in the first half of this year, the first time the number has fallen since 2007. The U.N. Mission in Afghanistan says anti-government elements were responsible for 80 percent of the casualties, mainly due to improvised explosive devices. Afghan and NATO forces accounted […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Suicide Bombers Kill 3 NATO Troops in Afghanistan

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Three NATO troops have died in eastern Afghanistan in what local officials say was an attack by two suicide bombers. A NATO statement said the troops died Wednesday after an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, but gave no further details. Local officials said the suicide bombers struck a NATO foot patrol in Kunar province. Also […]

Tags: , Posted in South Asia

Egyptian Military Kills 20 Militants After Checkpoint Attacks

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptian security officials say the military has carried out an assault on suspected militants in the Sinai peninsula following new attacks against checkpoints. Officials say the airstrikes Wednesday killed 20 militants. The strikes came hours after an attack against checkpoints in the city of El-Arish, about 50 kilometers from the border with Israel and the […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East

12 Killed in Attacks Across Afghanistan

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

At least 12 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Afghanistan, on Tuesday, including nine who died in a roadside bombing near the capital. Afghan officials say a remote-controlled blast hit a bus traveling across a bridge west of Kabul. Local police say they have arrested a suspect in the bombing, which […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Calendar

September 2022
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Archives

Categories