At least 38 killed, including a UN official, as Ugandan Islamist rebel group raid town in Congo

At least 38 people have died in a town in the east of the Democratic Republic Congo after a rebel attack, a local civil society group says. Fifteen civilians were killed during the attack. One UN peacekeeper was also killed. UN General Jean Baillaud said it had suspicions that the attack was carried out by… Read More At least 38 killed, including a UN official, as Ugandan Islamist rebel group raid town in Congo

Two Israelis convicted for the murder of Palestinian teenager

Two 17-year-old Israelis have been convicted of the murder of Palestinian youth Mohammad Abu Khdair (pictured above), abducted and burned to death in Jerusalem in 2014. A verdict on a third defendant, a 31-year-old Israeli man, was postponed for a mental health review. Mohammad Abu Khdair, 16, was killed in apparent revenge for the murders… Read More Two Israelis convicted for the murder of Palestinian teenager

Court sentences poet to death on charges of apostasy in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of writers around the world have joined human rights groups in urging Saudi Arabia to release a poet who faces the death sentence on charges of “apostasy” for his poetry. Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh, 35, was sentenced to death by a court in the southwestern Saudi city of Abha earlier this month… Read More Court sentences poet to death on charges of apostasy in Saudi Arabia

Soldier, 6 others killed in fresh Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Seven persons including a soldier, were killed in both Bam and Gajigana villages of Biu and Magumeri Local Government Areas of Borno State. In the two attacks, while unspecified numbers of teenage girls were abducted in Bam Village, scores of people were injured in Gajigana village after insurgents set ablaze shops and houses without confrontation.… Read More Soldier, 6 others killed in fresh Boko Haram attacks in Borno