Border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 people, a regional official said, in the latest outbreak of violence ahead of national elections in June. About 100 civilians, many of them herders, were killed since clashes broke out on Friday and continued through to Tuesday,[…]
Heavy shelling between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has been reported around the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as fighting raged for a fifth day, with both sides refusing to back down and heed international calls for talks. The fiercest clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in years over the breakaway region were[…]
Protesters in crisis-hit Lebanon have clashed with security forces in Beirut, a day after demonstrators outraged by restrictions on dollar withdrawals attacked bank branches with metal rods, fire extinguishers and rocks. Hundreds gathered again outside the central bank on Wednesday evening, moving to a police station where more than 50[…]
Security forces in Iraq have opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, killing and wounding several people, according to witnesses, the latest bout of bloodshed amid ongoing protests demanding an overhaul of the country’s political system. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from Baghdad, said the clashes on Monday occurred when protesters tried to[…]
India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August. Officials from the two countries accused each other’s militaries of[…]
Saudi Arabia has deployed more troops in southern Yemen to try to contain clashes between nominal allies in the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis. The fight for the south of the country has opened a new conflict, focused around the port of Aden, Reuters said. Saudi soldiers and armed[…]
SANDF Soldiers deployed to the Mozambique border have exchanged gunfire with police from the neighbouring state prompting a board of inquiry. Details of the incident are limited to a brief statement issued by SANDF spokesperson Brig-Gen Mafi Mgobozi. “The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can confirm that a shooting[…]
Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison. The attack triggered the heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, undercutting claims[…]
Disputes over housing in Khayelitsha spilled over on Sunday when people set alight and vandalised a community centre that contains the local ward councillor’s office. They also vandalised the councillor’s house. GroundUp reported that these acts were in response to the Anti-Land Invasion Unit attempting to stop a land occupation[…]
As the final ten days of Ramadan commences, Sunday’s clashes that broke out outside Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem caused much concern closer to home after numerous reports cited two South Africans as part of the detainees. The clashes, which broke out between Israeli Forces and Palestinian visitors to the precinct,[…]
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