Insurgents abduct principal, students from Presbyterian secondary school in Cameroon

Armed separatists have kidnapped at least 78 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in Cameroon, officials said on Monday. A governor said the abductions occurred late on Sunday in Nkwen village in Cameroon’s restive northwest region. The kidnappers struck near Bamenda, the capital of the troubled English-speaking region, according to Governor Deben Tchoffo.… Read More Insurgents abduct principal, students from Presbyterian secondary school in Cameroon

Thirteen Afghan security forces killed as Taliban militants attack checkpoint in Kabul

The Taliban launched an attack early on Monday on a newly established joint Afghan army and police checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen, according to a provincial official. Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed along the way.… Read More Thirteen Afghan security forces killed as Taliban militants attack checkpoint in Kabul

Pope Francis calls for eradication of anti-semitism following increase in attacks on Jews

Pope Francis called on Monday for the eradication of anti-Semitism following an increase in attacks and hate crimes against Jews in several countries and said it was vital to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. In the worst attack ever against U.S. Jews, a gunman yelling ‘All Jews must die’ stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue on… Read More Pope Francis calls for eradication of anti-semitism following increase in attacks on Jews

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal verdict of their sentence in Secrets Act case

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act. The appeal cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. “We filed an appeal … because the trial court’s ruling was wrong,”… Read More Jailed Reuters journalists appeal verdict of their sentence in Secrets Act case