Saturday, February 13, 2016
Suspected Islamist militants attacked a UN base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said.
The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Islamist groups including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have staged increasingly bold raids in recent months and have targeted the UN base several times.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete cease-fire or an end to Russian bombing.
Following a marathon meeting in Munich aimed at resurrecting peace talks that collapsed last week, the powers, including the United States, Russia and more than a dozen other nations, reaffirmed their commitment to a political transition when conditions on the ground improved.
Fighting that erupted between the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army-South (RCSS/SSA-S) and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in a village in Myanmar’s Shan state three days ago has injured one resident and forced nearly all of the 1,500 others to flee their homes, RFA reported on 11 February quoting a village administrative official.
Shelling between soldiers of the RCSS/SSA-S and TNLA injured the leg of one resident of Lotnaw village, Namhkam Township, in northern Shan State, EikYai, chief administrator of the village, told RFA’s Myanmar Service.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Clash between ISIS militants and talibani took place yesterday in Achin district in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, with a toll of six dead and ten injured. Khaama Press refers it today.
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.
A third woman bomber was arrested and has given officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at the camp, said an official of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency.