French troops have traded fire with rebels in the Central African Republic who have refused to lay down their weapons. African and European reinforcements are on the way. Some will be transported into the CAR by the U.S. military, CNN reports It is reported many fled after the firefight. The 1,600 strong French force was […]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Pakistan with an aim to defuse tensions over Washington’s controversial drone strikes in the country. Hagel flew from Kabul to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other top officials including the new army chief. Ties between Washington and Islamabad have been seriously strained over Washington’s deadly […]
Denmark and Norway have offered naval boats to transport chemical weapons out of Syria. It is part of an international deal which will see the 1,300 tonnes stockpile of sarin, mustard gas and other lethal agents removed by the end of this year.
France say it’s UN-backed military operation is underway in the Central African Republic. The former French colony has slipped into chaos since mainly Muslim rebels seized power in March. That’s led to tit-for-tat sectarian violence with the Christian majority.
The U.S. has halted ground shipments of cargo leaving Afghanistan via Pakistan due to the route being being targeted by by protesters angered by drone strikes. A military spokesman said the safety of the drivers could not be assured. Many in Pakistan oppose the strikes saying they kill too many civilians and violate their country’s […]
The United Nations has now started using drones. The UN says for the first time peacekeepers are flying unmanned craft to monitor rebel activity along the Democratic Republic of Congo’s borders between Rwanda and Uganda.
UN human rights chef Navi Pillay says evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates President Bashar al-Assad and members of his entourage, in war crimes and crimes against humanity. And it points toward, “the highest level of government,” she says.