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Red Cross: 69 dead, 63 missing in Nairobi shopping mall massacre

At least 69 people are confirmed to have been killed and 63 more recorded missing in an ongoing Nairobi shopping mall siege, Kenya Red Cross said Monday. The 63 recorded missing are thought to include both hostages still being held by Islamist militants fighting Kenyan troops inside the complex, as…

Algeria to lift state of emergency before end of February

ALGIERS – Algeria said Wednesday it will lift by the end of February the state of emergency slapped on the country 19 years ago at the start of a decade-long bloody conflict with Islamist militants. “The lifting of the state of emergency will take place before the end of the…

UN suppressed report on US, Soviet ‘atrocities’ in Afghanistan: report

GENEVA — The United Nations buried a report into rights violations in Afghanistan between 1978 and 2001 that accused Soviets, Islamists and US forces of “atrocities”, a Swiss newspaper said on Saturday. The revelations emerged a day after the UN published a hotly contested report into crimes committed by armed…

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