Three "terrorists" were killed today in clashes at a checkpoint near Yemen`s presidential palace, two days after a suspected al Qaeda attack on the same post killed five guards, the interior ministry said.
Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.
Taliban gunmen and bombers using fake NATO identification attacked an entrance to the Afghan presidential palace in the heart of Kabul on Tuesday, just a week after insurgent leaders opened an office in Qatar for peace talks.
Renegade soldiers in armoured vehicles stormed Niger`s presidential palace with a hail of gunfire in broad daylight, kidnapping the country`s strongman President and then appearing on state television to declare they staged a successful coup.
The headquarters of the UN peacekeeping Mission in Haiti sustained "serious damage" in Tuesday`s earthquake and a large number of UN personnel in Haiti are unaccounted for, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said late Tuesday.