By Nikko Dizon
It’s not a case of extortion but a reflection of an ongoing civil war. Renato Reyes, secretary general of the leftist group Bayan Muna, on Tuesday dismissed military claims that the New People’s Army (NPA) attack on the convoy of Mayor Ruth Guingona was a “case of plain extortion.”
By Matthew Lee
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he’s “deeply skeptical” of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack.
Officials say attackers in northeastern Nigeria have killed three South Korean doctors, beheading one in the assault.
By Ben Hubbard
The international envoy to Syria said after talks with the country’s leader Monday that the situation was “worrying” and gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution for the civil war.
American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union soldiers to fight Somalia’s most powerful insurgent group, al-Shabab.
A wave of blasts rocked Tripoli early Saturday, including the area housing Moammar Gadhafi’s complex, as his regime denied rebels attacked Libya’s capital and wounded a top security official.
Libyan rebels were poised for an attempt to retake Brega on Saturday after breaching the key oil refinery town’s defenses, buoyed by the recognition of their administration by major powers.