A man, carrying a gun, walks past cattle at the Kirgui village in Udier, South Sudan. Agence France-Presse
US-backed forces battled Daesh group on Saturday as the holdout militants clung to the last dregs of their crumbling “caliphate” in eastern Syria.
International donors are gathering in Brussels hoping to drum up $9 billion to help Syrians uprooted by the country's bloody civil war, as European countries warn the money must not prop up President Bashar Al Assad.
Fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces raised their yellow flag in Baghouz, the remote riverside village where diehard militants of a variety of nationalities made a desperate, dramatic last stand.
The biggest UN humanitarian convoy yet to operate inside Syria has successfully distributed aid to 40,000 desperate people in a hard-to-access desert camp near the country’s southern border with Jordan, the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced on Friday.
Burundi’s ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year’s election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.
South Africa’s struggling state power utility Eskom warned that power cuts would occur again from 9am (0700 GMT) on Friday until 6am on Saturday, as its generating units continue to perform at low levels of reliability.
Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, a senior police official told Reuters.