Two soldiers injured, five rebels killed following clashes in Central African Republic

Rebel fighters in Central African Republic attacked and partially occupied a diamond-mining town on Sunday, four security and humanitarian sources said, a day before authorities are due to declare results of the presidential election. At least five rebels were killed and two army soldiers wounded in the clashes in Bangassou, which lies on the southern… Read More Two soldiers injured, five rebels killed following clashes in Central African Republic

Norway to impose fresh restrictions following surge in coronavirus cases

Norway will impose fresh restrictions to prevent a resurgence in the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Sunday, including a nationwide ban on serving alcohol in restaurants and bars and not inviting guests home. The Nordic country has seen a rise in cases over the past month and now estimates that… Read More Norway to impose fresh restrictions following surge in coronavirus cases

Eleven miners dead following Islamic State attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite Hazara minority

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shi’ite Hazaras in Baluchistan province. The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta, killing the miners who were in a shared residential room near… Read More Eleven miners dead following Islamic State attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite Hazara minority

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers died in an operation in Mali on Saturday and a third was injured when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, the French presidency said. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred late Saturday morning, the joint chiefs of… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Dozens dead as suspected Islamist militants attack villages in Niger

One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence. Rafini announced the death toll in remarks broadcast on national television on Sunday from a visit to the zone, near… Read More Dozens dead as suspected Islamist militants attack villages in Niger