Author: Lucinda Bell

Violence Erupts After Top Militant Killed In Kashmir

Widespread protests and clashes broke out in Kashmir on Sunday after a top rebel leader was killed by India’s security forces. Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, a senior leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen group, was shot and killed on Saturday in a standoff with government troops in his hometown of Tral. Another

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UN Reports South Sudan Forces May Have Committed War Crimes

South Sudanese pro-government forces have killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said. The report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount

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Mexico Named Second Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria

Mexico has surpassed Iraq, Afghanistan and several conflict-ridden African countries as the second deadliest zone after Syria, according to a new report on the global armed conflict. The 2017 Armed Conflict Survey, released on Tuesday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), showed the number of fatalities as a

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UN Calls For Ceasefire In South Sudan

The United Nations has urged all parties involved in the South Sudan conflict to cease hostilities after the government launched a new offensive earlier this week that displaced another 25,000 people. “The renewed upsurge in fighting represents a callous and blatant disregard of the pledges made during the 25 March 2017

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Al-Shabaab attack on Kenyan soldiers leaves dozens dead

Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the deaths of 57 Kenyan soldiers in a remote military base in Kulbiyow, near the Kenyan border. Al-Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, told Reuters that the two fighters drove suicide car bombs into the base, while other militants stormed in, killing

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Civilians Flee Gambia As President Yahya Jammeh Declares A State Of Emergency Two Days Before He Is Due To Step Down

In a final attempt to retain power, just two days before the scheduled inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow, the outgoing President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has declared a 90-day state of emergency. Announcing the state of emergency on state television, Jammeh said the declaration was necessary due to “foreign interference”

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