UN accuses South Sudan of targeting base protecting civilians

The United Nations on Friday accused South Sudan`s rebel and government forces of targeting one of its bases sheltering civilians during a flareup of fighting, and demanded that those responsible face justice.

Sudan Islamists protest against Morsi death sentence

Hundreds of Sudanese Islamists protested outside a UN office in central Khartoum Friday against the death sentence handed down to Egypt`s ousted president Mohammed Morsi by a court last week.

US condemns worsening violence in South Sudan

The United States condemned intense fighting in war-wracked South Sudan, where government forces recaptured a key rebel enclave after a weeks-long assault marred by accusations of rights abuses.

Suicide bomber explodes at Nigerian bus station, kills 8

A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people on Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists.

Pakistan forces kill four Baloch insurgents in Karachi raid

Pakistani paramilitary forces on Saturday killed at least four members of a Baluch insurgent group in the port city of Karachi, officials said.

Gunmen shoot dead 3 Egypt judges in Sinai: Police

Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian judges Saturday in the strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, police said.

Saudi-led coalition bombs ex-Yemen president`s house: Witnesses

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition on Sunday bombed the residence of Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, following a night of intensive strikes against rebel positions, witnesses said.

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

Peruvian troops have been deployed to help maintain law and order after weeks of deadly protests about a controversial mining project in the country`s south, the government said Saturday.

China seeks new wave of migrants for restive Xinjiang

 Newly employed as a hotel receptionist in Xinjiang, Fang Lihua is a foot-soldier on the front line of a demographic contest for the mainly Muslim region`s identity as China opens it up for migration.

Troops kill 28 suspected militants in central Nigeria: military

Troops killed 28 suspected militants during a weekend operation in central Nigeria launched in response to an attack last month which saw six soldiers gruesomely murdered, the military said Monday.

Tests, counselling for traumatised former Boko Haram hostages

Many of the women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are traumatised and showing signs of depression, with psychological counselling urgently needed as they recover in camps in northeast Nigeria, relief officials said Monday.

Several shot in Burundi protests: Witnesses

Several protesters in Burundi were shot and wounded Monday in violent clashes with police during demonstrations against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule, witnesses said.

Bujumbura, Burundi, politics, unrest

Burundi`s government on Saturday threatened a major crackdown after a week of political protests, accusing opposition and civil society groups of providing cover for "enemies of the state".

Democracy under threat in Maldives: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said democracy was under threat in the Maldives as he added his voice Saturday to criticism over the jailing of the islands` first freely-elected president Mohamed Nasheed.

Insurgent mortar attack kills five in Afghanistan: Officials

At least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar hit their house in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan provincial authorities said Saturday.

Saudis seize bombs, accuse IS of killing police

Saudi Arabia said Friday it has foiled a bomb plot by the Islamic State group and blamed the jihadists for shooting dead two policemen in the capital earlier this month.

Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers

Italian police said Friday they had dismantled a network of Islamist radicals they suspect of having had ties to Osama bin Laden and being behind one of Pakistan`s deadliest bomb attacks.

Kidnapped trio in DR Congo are subcontractors to UN mission: UN

Three men kidnapped in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo work for a specialised private firm subcontracted by the UN anti-mine service, the UN mission in the country said Friday.

Nigerian troops forced to retreat from mined Boko Haram stronghold

Nigerian troops were forced to retreat from Boko Haram`s Sambisa Forest stronghold in the restive northeast after a landmine blast killed one soldier and three vigilantes, security sources said Thursday.

Johannesburg marchers condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand demonstrators marched through central Johannesburg on Thursday to protest against a spate of deadly attacks on immigrants, after further raids by the authorities on suspected gang hideouts.