Libyan Cabinet Minister Hassan al-Droui Killed In Sirte

Libya’s deputy industry minister has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli. Local media quoted officials as saying unknown gunmen “sprayed bullets” at Hassan al-Droui near a central market. It is the first assassination of a member of Libya’s transitional government.[Read More…]

Celebrations In Central African Republic As Interim President Michel Djotodia Resigns

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Central African Republic’s interim President Michel Djotodia has resigned, according to a statement issued after a two-day summit in neighbouring Chad. Talks to decide a new leadership will take place in Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital, at a later date, the statement said. Regional leaders had put[Read More…]

UN Shuts Headquarters In New York Over Weather Conditions

The UN Headquarters complex in New York has been closed as a result of the snow and weather conditions across the U.S., the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A statement issued by Marija Rokuiziene, the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit, Department of Public Information on Friday stated that[Read More…]

Rebel Ambush Kills Army Commander In Eastern Congo

(Reuters) – The colonel in charge of military operations against insurgents in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Thursday in an ambush by the ADF-NALU, a Ugandan rebel group, the government said. Colonel Mamadou Ndala, who helped to secure the military defeat of the powerful M23 rebel movement[Read More…]

Near Death: Israel’s Ex-Prime Minister’s Health Worsens

The condition of Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon – who has been in a coma since 2006 – is now critical, “with some danger to life”, his doctors have said. Mr Sharon, 85, is suffering from a malfunction of several organs including the kidneys, they said. He became prime[Read More…]

South Sudan President Declares State Of Emergency

(Reuters) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declared a state of emergency in two states on Wednesday as his negotiators prepared for peace talks with rebels to end more than two weeks of violence that has pushed the country towards civil war. Kiir called the emergency in Unity and Jonglei[Read More…]

Barbara Bush Hospitalized, Former US First Lady

Former US first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, for treatment of a “respiratory-related issue,” a family spokesman said Tuesday. Bush, 88, was admitted Monday at Methodist Hospital, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a written statement. “She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her[Read More…]

Gunmen Attack Airport, Seize Control Of State Television In DRC

Reuters Gunmen attacked the airport and seized control of the state television headquarters in Kinshasa on Monday, in what appeared to be an attempt to seize power by supporters of religious leader Paul Mukungubila. The Police put a security cordon around the state television building where gunmen had taken several[Read More…]

Train Station Bombing Kills At Least 13 In Russia

At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, Russian officials have said. This increases worries about terrorism ahead of February’s Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Associated Press reports that The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said[Read More…]

Russian Plane Crash Kills Nine

MOSCOW (AFP) A Russian cargo plane crashed into a military warehouse complex in Siberia on Thursday, killing all nine people all board, the emergencies ministry said. The Antonov An-12 military transport plane, flying from the Siberian city of Novosibirsk with cargo on board, crashed into storage warehouses at a military[Read More…]