Saturday, April 19, 2014
The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.
The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5000 people, and vowed the world body would use “lethal force” again to protect civilians under their protection.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Somaliland government has for the first time announced that the country armed forces took over the town of Taleeh without any resistance from the Khaatumo militia today and are in full control of Taleeh district and its environs this according to the officials Somaliland army spokesperson.
The spokesman of Somaliland armed forces Colonel Osman Abdillahi Said in press briefing today held at the Ministry of Defense said, ‘As of today at midday Somaliland armed forces units entered the town of Taleeh without any resistance from the so called Khaatumo militia are now in full control of Taleeh town.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The banned terror outfit, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced on Wednesday its decision of not extending the ceasefire, saying the government had failed to respond positively to the militant organisation’s ceasefire of more than 40 days.
In a statement, TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shaihid said that the Taliban Shura had decided not to extend the ceasefire because more than 50 of their activists were killed in custody during the past 40 days. He claimed that the government had failed to meet even the “justifiable demands” of the militants.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have seized six Ukrainian armoured vehicles, the defence ministry in Kiev says.
Reports say the occupants were disarmed after the vehicles were blockaded by locals in the city of Kramatorsk.