Israel's prime minister is calling on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the "wanton acts of aggression" of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it.
Sam Mednick, Associated Press | PostedDec 19th - 4:48am
South Sudan's National Security Service forced several officials assessing the country's new peace deal to strip and face "inhuman" treatment, an international monitoring group said in an internal report.
What's an election campaign without shaking hands with potential voters? Congolese candidates in the thick of an Ebola outbreak, now the second deadliest in history, are finding out in uncomfortable ways.
At the age of 13, Mohammed was an unflinching fighter for Yemen's Houthi rebels. Indoctrinated in their camps, he went into battle even as gunfire filled the air and the earth shook from airstrikes. He says he tortured and killed. He didn't care if he lived or died.
A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts. The sweeping bill passed Tuesday addresses concerns the nation's war on drugs has led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. It's expected to be passed by the House this week and sent to President Donald Trump, who supports it.
Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 3:03pm
The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago.
The U.N. Security Council is calling for "a violence-free environment" for what could be historic elections in Congo on Sunday, noting with concern recent incidents that resulted in loss of life and significant damage.