Category Archives: Politics

Libyan Force Slows Tripoli Push Over Concerns for Civilians

A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the fighting for Tripoli has displaced more than 32,000 people.Fighting erupted

Libyan Force Slows Tripoli Push Over Concerns for Civilians

A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the fighting for Tripoli has displaced more than 32,000 people.Fighting erupted

13 Sentenced in Guinea for Killing Saudi Preacher

CONAKRY A court in the West African state of Guinea has handed down life sentences to 13 people accused of killing a Saudi preacher whose sermon is believed to have angered local villagers.The court in the eastern town

Off the Seychelles, a Dive Into a Never-seen Landscape

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND, SEYCHELLES The submersible dropped from the ocean's surface faster than I had expected. With a loud psssssss the air escaped from the ballast tanks and the small craft suddenly tilted forward.Within seconds, aquanaut Robert Carmich...

Malta Armed Forces Seize Tanker Hijacked by Rescued Migrants

VALLETTA, MALTA A Maltese special operations team Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants it rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, Malta's armed forces said.The tanker was being escorted to a Maltese

Cyclone-hit Mozambique Sitting on a ‘Sanitation, Hygiene Ticking Bomb’

GENEVA The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for $30.5 million to provide life-saving aid for 200,000 of the most vulnerable survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.IFRC Secretary General Elhadi As Sy is

Uganda Launches China-Built Isimba Dam

KAYUNGA, UGANDA � Uganda on Thursday launched the China-built Isimba Hydropower Dam in the country's east. The $568 million dam is expected to improve access to power in Uganda, where less than 30 percent of people are on the grid,

WHO: New Oral Treatment More Effective in Combating Multidrug-Resistant TB

GENEVA Tuberculosis has plagued humans for thousands of years and continues to do so. In advance of this year's World TB Day, March 24, the World Health Organization is issuing a call to action to eradicate the disease