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latest dr congo clashes leave 13 people dead


the clashes took place in bria between a majority muslim rebel group and a predominantly christian armed group.






un: reports say 101 dead as troops, militia clash in congo


the u.n. human rights office is citing reports that at least 101 people have been killed in clashes between soldiers in congo and a local militia, the latest spasm of violence in the central african country wracked by years of instability.






latest car clashes leave 13 people dead


the clashes took place in bria between a majority muslim rebel group and a predominantly christian armed group.






un: reports say 101 dead as troops, militia clash in congo


geneva (ap) — the u.n. human rights office is citing reports that at least 101 people have been killed in clashes between soldiers in congo and a local militia, the latest spasm of violence in the central african country wracked by years of instability. rights office spokeswoman liz throssell said tuesday that the violence in […]






clashes between soldiers and gasoline smugglers leave 10 dead in mexico


at least 10 people were killed, including four soldiers, in clashes between mexican troops and fuel thieves in puebla state, mexican officials said thursday. the clashes, which took place wednesday evening, were the most deadly confrontations to date between mexican law enforcement authorities...






infighting in syria's ghouta leaves nearly 100 dead


clashes between armed groups in damascus suburbs leave at least 95 people killed, monitor and residents say.






another 17 mass graves found in central congo, un says


investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central congo, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in august, the united nations human rights office said wednesday, adding that congolese soldiers reportedly killed at least 114 people, including 41 children.






report: 3,300 dead since central congo conflict began


kinshasa, congo (ap) — more than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile kasai provinces of central congo since august, according to a document released tuesday by the catholic church, as the u.n. called for an international investigation. the new death toll came as the u.n. human rights chief called for an independent, international […]






dr congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack


eight guards among the dead when armed men attack the central prison of kangbayi in dr congo's restive east.






kashmir clashes leave 10 people dead


groups fighting to end indian rule step up attacks on indian government forces patrolling the divided region.






the latest: us warns against travel to congo


the latest on the deaths of an american and a swedish investigator for the united nations in congo (all times local):






another 17 mass graves found in central congo, un says


dakar, senegal (ap) — investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central congo, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in august, the united nations human rights office said wednesday, adding that congolese soldiers reportedly killed at least 114 people, including 41 children. the recent violence […]






congo returns militia leader's body; new chief named


congo's government says it has returned the body of a militia leader, whose death in august sparked months of fighting with the military that has left more than 400 people dead in the country's kasai central province.






congo's iconic opposition leader tshisekedi dead at 84


congo's opposition icon etienne tshisekedi , who pushed for democratic reforms for decades in the vast central african nation throughout dictatorship and civil war, has died, his political party said. he was 84. his death comes at a politically fragile moment for the democratic republic of congo,...






report: 3,300 dead since central congo conflict in august


more than 3,300 people have been killed in central congo's volatile kasai provinces since august, according to a document released tuesday by the catholic church, as the united nations called for an international investigation after accounts of babies with machete wounds and pregnant women sliced open.






ongoing myanmar clashes leave 96 dead, including 6 civilians


myanmar's government and advocates for the country's muslim rohingya ethnic minority traded charges sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week when insurgents launched attacks against police posts continued.






ongoing myanmar clashes leave 96 dead, including 6 civilians


myanmar's government and advocates for the country's muslim rohingya ethnic minority traded charges sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week when insurgents launched attacks against police posts continued. an announcement posted...






the latest: dead abu sayyaf militant linked to 'atrocities'


the latest on clashes between philippine forces and suspected militants (all times local):






the latest: clashes with abu sayyaf raise tourism concerns


the latest on clashes between philippine forces and suspected militants (all times local):






un: another 38 probable mass graves found in dr congo


violence between troops and armed fighters in the dr congo has killed thousands of people since august.






in congo, artists rely on the patronage of the wealthy


congo's poor musicians employ "mabanga", the practice of name-dropping powerful people like politicians in their tracks.






the latest: freed norwegian-british man returns from congo


the latest on the release of a norwegian-british man from a congo prison (all times local):






how severe is the latest ebola outbreak in dr congo?


ebola has re-emerged with health officials in democratic republic of congo confirming three deaths.






south sudan refugees take 13 un congo mission staff hostage


kinshasa, congo (ap) — the united nations mission in congo says unarmed south sudanese refugees have taken 13 staffers hostage at a u.n. camp in eastern congo, demanding they be moved to another country. daniel ruiz, the head of the north kivu u.n. bureau, said tuesday the former fighters at the munigi base in congo’s […]






un: congo used excessive force against december protesters


the united nations says security forces in congo used excessive and disproportionate force against people protesting president joseph kabila's stay in office and that more than 40 people were killed.






20 more deaths in volatile central congo, un mission says


the u.n. peacekeeping mission in congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's center.






dad: american un worker kidnapped in congo strived for peace


hesston, kan. (ap) — an american united nations worker who was among six people kidnapped in the democratic republic of congo was doing humanitarian work and has had some success in persuading militia leaders to give up child soldiers, his father said. michael sharp, 34, believes that years of violence in eastern congo have solved […]






eu expands sanctions against congo to 16 people


the european union has extended it sanctions over the deteriorating situation in congo, imposing travel bans and asset freezes on nine more senior security officials.






mindanao: air raids target fighters holed up in marawi


fighters besieging southern city targeted as ongoing clashes leave six soldiers dead and trigger flight of residents.






congo rebels hold convoy of mine trucks, fight army in east


congo's army says at least five people have been killed in fighting with an armed militia in the eastern south kivu province since last week.






1 dead, several injured in protest clashes in tunisia


a doctor at a tunisian hospital says one protester has died and several more have been injured during clashes with police in a southern region where tense protests over social demands have gone on for weeks.






12 killed during military raid in central pakistan


clashes between pakistani military and taliban fighters in dera ghaza khan leave three soldiers and nine taliban dead.






several killed during military raid in central pakistan


clashes between pakistani military and taliban fighters in dera ghaza khan leave three soldiers and nine taliban dead.






12 killed during military raid in central pakistan


clashes between pakistani military and taliban fighters in dera ghazi khan leave three soldiers and nine taliban dead.






democratic republic of congo confirms new ebola outbeak


at least one person has died from the ebola virus in the democratic republic of congo according to the world health organisation (who) and the country’s health ministry. the last outbreak of the disease killed at least 11,300 people in west africa. tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhag...