Villages empty, civilian armed groups rise in eastern Myanmar

After the military began launching indiscriminate air attacks and shelling on her township of Demoso in…

Peru on edge as vote counting begins in tight presidential runoff

Peru’s presidential election was on a knife edge on Sunday night with early unofficial counts showing…

DR Congo parliament extends martial law in two provinces

The parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo has voted to extend martial law in Ituri…

Uganda top hospital reports spike in Covid patients

Uganda’s national referral hospital, Mulago, says it has received an unprecedented number of Covid-19 patients as…

Indian doctors fighting COVID ‘overworked, stressed, frightened’

Low pay, 24-hour shifts and severe shortages of staff and protective gear have left many doctors…

Israel opposition parties agree to form new unity government

Israeli opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government that would end Benjamin…

Mali leader appoints new prime minister

Mali’s transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta has named Choguel Kokalla Maïga as new prime minister. Mr…

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human…

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo to return this month

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo is set to return to the country this month, weeks…

China allows families to have 3 children in major policy shift

China has relaxed its family planning policy to allow couples to have three children after a…