Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique on Saturday prepared to evacuate their citizens from South Africa following weeks of deadly xenophobic attacks which have displaced thousands.
YEMEN - DJIBOUTI
The United Nations Refugee Agency said Saturday that more than 1,600 refugees fleeing the fighting in Yemen had crossed the Red Sea to Djibouti in the last fortnight.The influx has authorities worried about possible al Qaeda infiltration.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani blamed the Islamic State (IS) group for a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people outside a bank on Saturday in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
FRANCE - USA
Descendants of Holocaust victims this week filed a class-action US lawsuit against French state railway company the SNCF, accusing it of seizing property owned by tens of thousands of Jews, and others, sent to Nazi concentration camps.
A group claiming to represent the Islamic State group has reportedly confirmed it was behind Saturday's suicide bomb attack on a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad that killed at least 33 people.
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.
FRANCE - USA
A replica of the French navy frigate Hermione that brought General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting Britain in the US war of independence, will set sail for the United States again on Saturday, 235 years after the original crossing.
Burundian police fired tear gas and water cannons on Friday at hundreds of protesters opposed to the president running for a third term, as the UN Security Council warned that violence threatened to disrupt June elections.
A car bomb killed three people on Friday outside the US consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a key ally of Washington in the war against the Islamic State group (IS).
Iran’s foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted for weeks by Saudi-led air strikes.
President Bashar al Assad has accused Turkey of sabotaging a ceasefire for Aleppo as rebels intensify attacks on the city’s western, regime-held districts. Residents across the besieged town now fear they have been abandoned to a bloody fate.
France’s ambassador to Jakarta warned Indonesia Friday that there would be “consequences” if a Frenchman on death row for drug charges is executed.
France, which has one of the most advanced nuclear energy systems in the world, is struggling to remain a major player in the nuclear field as its state-owned company Areva leaks cash and faces safety concerns.