Dec 04, 2012 11:17 EST
A rebel mortar attack on a school in a camp for displaced people near Damascus on Tuesday killed nine students and their teacher, Syrian state television reported, branding it a "horrific crime."
Dec 04, 2012 09:06 EST
A rebel mortar attack on a school in a camp for displaced people near Damascus on Tuesday killed eight students and their teacher, Syrian state television reported, calling it a "horrific crime."
Dec 03, 2012 05:01 EST
Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma assumed gradual control of the mining hub on Sunday after a rebel pullout, but tensions were running high with gunmen attacking a camp for displaced people and clashes on Rwanda's border.
Dec 01, 2012 03:13 EST
Zacharie Nahimana would have been more willing to go home following years in exile after fleeing Burundi's civil war in 1993 -- if he had a place to go to.
Nov 30, 2012 01:51 EST
Delegates from more than 60 countries gathered in Tokyo on Friday, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognising the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria.
Nov 27, 2012 06:56 EST
Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday they would withdraw from Goma, a week after their capture of the key eastern city sparked fears of a new war in the volatile region.
Nov 26, 2012 16:26 EST
The Democratic Republic of Congo's army chief threatened Monday to stage a counter-attack against rebels controlling the key eastern city of Goma as they defiantly stared down a deadline to leave.
Nov 26, 2012 13:47 EST
Congolese rebels patrolled the streets of Goma on Monday as their military leader flew to neighbouring Uganda for talks ahead of a deadline set by regional African leaders for the group to pull out of the strategic eastern city.
Nov 26, 2012 09:59 EST
DR Congo rebels patrolled the dusty streets of Goma on Monday as their military leader flew in to neighbouring Uganda for talks ahead of a deadline set by regional African leaders for the group to pull out of the strategic eastern city.
Nov 23, 2012 17:21 EST
The United Nations expressed shock Friday at the sight of thousands of civilians fleeing a rebel advance in the eastern DR Congo and appealed for access to help those caught up in the violence.
Nov 23, 2012 12:03 EST
Thousands of civilians fled a rebel advance in eastern DR Congo on Friday as regional leaders prepared a summit on the crisis which the UN said had blocked access to camps sheltering tens of thousands of displaced people.
Nov 23, 2012 11:15 EST
The UN's refugee agency said Friday it had begun airlifting tents to provide shelter for thousands of people displaced by sectarian unrest in Myanmar's western Rakhine State.
Nov 21, 2012 10:57 EST
A new wave of Israeli raids on Gaza killed 11 people on Wednesday, including a child who died when the tower housing AFP's office was struck for the second time in 24 hours.
Nov 18, 2012 22:01 EST
UN leader Ban Ki-moon vowed that peacekeepers will stay in the DR Congo city of Goma after UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop a rebel advance amid growing international alarm.
Nov 18, 2012 17:30 EST
UN officials expressed fears for Goma in the east of DR Congo, after UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop a rebel advance on the city Sunday, amid growing international alarm.
Nov 18, 2012 16:10 EST
New Israeli air raids killed three people in Gaza City on Sunday, taking the death toll to 26 on the bloodiest day of Israel's bombing campaign, Hamas said.
Nov 18, 2012 15:52 EST
UN combat helicopters fired on rebels advancing on the key eastern DR Congo city of Goma Sunday, as government troops and top local officials reportedly joined fleeing civilians and the international community expressed growing alarm.
Nov 18, 2012 12:17 EST
Israeli strikes on Sunday killed 21 Palestinians, mostly women and children, in the bloodiest day of its bombing campaign over the Gaza Strip, the Hamas-run health ministry said.
Nov 17, 2012 14:39 EST
UN peacekeepers deployed attack helicopters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday to support the country's army in fresh clashes with rebels, as the Security Council prepared for an emergency session on the crisis.
Nov 16, 2012 13:24 EST
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara met Pope Benedict XVI amid heightened security on Friday, two days after he dissolved the government following a falling out between the ruling parties.