Tanzania says gunmen kill 6 in ambush near Mozambique border

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania’s southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns over Islamist militants in a poor region where foreign companies are developing gas deposits. The ambush on Tuesday night, on an island in the Ruvuma River that

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as Syrian

Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protest after student’s death

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters are planning a 24th straight weekend of pro-democracy rallies, including inside shopping malls across the Chinese-ruled city on Sunday, some of which have started peacefully in recent weeks and descended into violent chaos. An electricity switch box explodes as it was set on fire by protesters, after Chow

Spanish court reactivates warrant for three Catalan separatist leaders

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday reactivated a European arrest warrant for three Catalan leaders who fled Spain after taking part in a failed independence bid in 2017. FILE PHOTO – Dismissed Catalan politician Lluis Puig talks to the media during a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium,

Uganda police detain journalists protesting rights violations

KAMPALA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Eight Ugandan journalists were detained on Monday as they marched in the capital Kampala to protest what they said were police abuses, including beatings and detentions, during coverage of student protests last month, a rights group official said. The alleged abuses took place for several days starting on Oct. 22

Mali says 54 killed in militant attack on army post

BAMAKO (Reuters) – At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were killed in a militant attack on a military post in northern Mali on Friday, the government said. The attack is one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. It is still reeling from jihadist raids in late September

UPDATE 2-IOM suspends some Ebola screening after 3 aid workers killed in South Sudan

* Ebola checks halted at border points with Uganda, Congo * Government says fought off attack from rebel group (Adds government military spokesman comment) By Denis Dumo JUBA, Oct 30 (Reuters) – The U.N. migration agency has suspended some screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the

Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have withdrawn from a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. A man rides a motorcycle in street traffic at dusk in Tal Abyad, Syria October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil

Uganda arrests 16 LGBT+ activists for gay sex

NAIROBI, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda said on Thursday it had arrested 16 LGBT+ activists on suspicion of gay sex – punishable with life in jail – in what campaigners called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities in the east African nation. The 16 men, believed to be aged from 22 to 35,

UPDATE 1-Uganda charges 16 LGBT+ activists for gay sex

(Updates with activists charged, released) By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda said on Thursday it had charged 16 LGBT+ activists with the crime of gay sex – punishable by life in jail – in what campaigners called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities in the east African nation. The 16