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China Complains About Pentagon Report Says It Is Pure Guesswork

BEIJING – China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was likely training...

Un Chief Suggests Options For Improved Palestinian Protection

UNITED NATIONS – The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N....

Us Raises 300 Million From Allies For Syria Stabilization

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it had secured $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize parts of Syria retaken from Islamic State,...

In Northeast Nigerian Camp One In 200 Young Children Died Over Two Weeks

ABUJA – More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters...

China Offers Turkey Moral Support Says Can Overcome Difficulties

BEIJING – China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome...

Loser In Mali Election Files Appeal To Overturn Results

BAMAKO – The losing candidate in Mali’s presidential election, Soumaila Cisse, said on Friday that he has lodged an appeal with the country’s...

Us Redirects Syria Funds Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and emphasized that the move did not signal a...

Somali Puntland Forces Recapture Strategic Town From Al Shabaab Officer

GAROWE, Somalia – Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, an...

Russian Turkish Defense Ministers Discuss Syrian Refugees Tass

MOSCOW – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the return of Syrian refugees to Syria with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar during talks in Moscow on...

Afghan President Congratulates Armed Forces For Ghazni Victory

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Afghanistan’s armed forces in Ghazni on Friday for their victory over Taliban insurgents in the strategically...