A deadly blast in Kampala late on Saturday appeared to be an act of terrorism, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. He said the explosion in the capital killed one person, although the Uganda Police chief political commissar Asan Kasingye said late on Saturday that two people were killed. At least seven people wereContinue reading “Deadly blast in Ugandan capital ‘seems to be a terrorist act’ – president”
Several people have been killed and wounded in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan’s Jalalabad region. WION’s correspondent Anas Mallick gets you more details.
UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tom Andrews, says the world should be prepared for ‘even more mass atrocity crimes’ The United nations fears another human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the south-east Asian country, which has been in chaos since a February coup. “We should all beContinue reading “UN fears new atrocity in Myanmar as troops gather in restive northern states”
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”
A double bomb attack on a military bus in central Damascus has killed 14 people, Syrian state media say. Two explosive devices attached to the vehicle blew up as it passed under Jisr al-Rais during the morning rush hour, Sana news agency reported. Although Syria has been embroiled in civil war for a decade, suchContinue reading “Deadly bomb blasts hit Syria military bus – BBC News”
The raids, confirmed by two humanitarian workers, came days after a new military offensive was launched against Tigray forces. Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace. Ethiopia’s government, however, dismissedContinue reading “Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead”
Armed clashes have broken out in Beirut during a protest, people were seen protesting against the lead judge who was investigating the last year’s massive blast in the city’s port.
President Joe Biden is set to hold his first one-on-one, in-person talks as president with an African leader on Thursday, hosting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighboring Ethiopia, according to the White House. The Oval Office talks come just weeks after Biden signed an executive order threatening to levyContinue reading “Biden to meet Kenya president as war roils nearby Ethiopia”