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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 8 more girls in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 8 more girls in Nigeria Tue, 06 May, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight girls aged between 12 and 15 from a village near one of their strongholds in north-east Nigeria, police and residents say.
Embattled Thai PM testifies in abuse of power case

Embattled Thai PM testifies in abuse of power case Tue, 06 May, 2014

Thailand's besieged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday denied an abuse of power allegation at the nation's Constitutional Court in a legal challenge which could see her removed from office.
Egypt's Sisi says Muslim Brotherhood is finished

Egypt's Sisi says Muslim Brotherhood is finished Tue, 06 May, 2014

Egypt's ex-army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed leader Mohamed Morsi is "finished" in Egypt and will not return if he is elected.
Heavy fighting in pro-Russian separatist stronghold

Heavy fighting in pro-Russian separatist stronghold Mon, 05 May, 2014

Heavy fighting erupted Monday in a pro-Russian separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine, with deaths reported on both sides, as government efforts to quell the insurgency move the conflict into a more-dangerous phase.
Nigeria's Boko Haram threatens to sell schoolgirls on market

Nigeria's Boko Haram threatens to sell schoolgirls on market Mon, 05 May, 2014

The Islamist militant sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for last month's kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. The group is also threatening to sell them.
Ukraine continues military offensive in east

Ukraine continues military offensive in east Sun, 04 May, 2014

Ukraine's interior minister has said military operations in the east would continue, 'vowing to not stop'.
Massive explosion kills seven in Somali capital

Massive explosion kills seven in Somali capital Sat, 03 May, 2014

At least seven people including a prominent Somali official have been killed in a bomb attack by al-Shabab fighters in the capital Mogadishu. 
More than 36 killed in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 36 killed in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads Fri, 02 May, 2014

A clash Friday between supporters of Ukrainian unity and Russian-backed separatists in the Black Sea port of Odessa left 36 people dead and scores injured, police said.
Gunfire, explosions heard near rebel-held Ukraine town

Gunfire, explosions heard near rebel-held Ukraine town Fri, 02 May, 2014

Gunfire and heavy detonations were heard on Friday just outside Ukraine's rebel-held town of Slavyansk, in what the insurgents claimed was "a full-scale attack" by the Ukrainian military.
Ukraine reinstates military conscription

Ukraine reinstates military conscription Thu, 01 May, 2014

The interim Ukrainian president reinstated military conscription Thursday in the face of an increasingly empowered pro-Russian separatist insurgency in the country's eastern regions.
At least 33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, Syrian opposition group says

At least 33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, Syrian opposition group says Thu, 01 May, 2014

At least 33 civilians have been killed and scores of others have been injured in a government airstrike on a market in the rebel-held Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Abducted Nigerian girls sold into marriage to Islamist extremists

Abducted Nigerian girls sold into marriage to Islamist extremists Wed, 30 Apr, 2014

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped two weeks again are being sold to as wives to Islamic militants for as little as $12 each, it has been claimed.
Airstrike on Syrian school kills 18, say activists

Airstrike on Syrian school kills 18, say activists Wed, 30 Apr, 2014

An air raid on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's main northern city Aleppo hit a school, killing at least 18 people, 10 of them children, Wednesday, a monitoring group said.
Ukraine forces 'helpless' to stop pro-Russia takeover in east

Ukraine forces 'helpless' to stop pro-Russia takeover in east Wed, 30 Apr, 2014

Ukraine's acting president says police and security forces are "helpless" to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia.
Pro-Russian separatists seize second provincial capital

Pro-Russian separatists seize second provincial capital Tue, 29 Apr, 2014

Hundreds of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine seized another regional government headquarters on Tuesday.
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