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Rwanda and DRC trade blame over shelling

UN peacekeepers in eastern Congo say they have witnessed shelling into Rwandan territory from positions occupied by M23 rebels.<p>Tensions are rising between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo as both sides blame each other for the shells that landed on their shared border, killing two …

Mali capital hit by deadly floods

At least 24 people have been killed in flash floods caused by torrential rain in the Malian capital Bamako, a government official said.<p>Thousands were also made homeless as the Niger river burst its banks, destroying around 100 houses in several hours of heavy rain on Wednesday in the city of around …

UK MPs reject military action against Syria

He conceded that "the British parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action".<p>The Prime Minister said while he believed in a "tough response" to the use of chemical weapons, he would respect, and not override, the will of the House of Commons.<p>Al …

Mexico arrests alleged drug cartel lieutenant

The police in Mexico have captured an alleged former Sinaloa drug cartel lieutenant accused of involvement in the killings of more than 350 people found in various mass graves in 2011, officials have said.<p>Police in the northern state of Chihuahua detained Mario Nunez, a 39-year-old also known as …

Australia investigating Afghan abuse report

The Australian Defence Force said it was investigating an incident of "potential misconduct" by troops in Afghanistan following a report that a dead fighter's hands were cut off.<p>The elite special forces were under investigation for mutilating the corpse of at least one person after a fierce battle …

Afghanistan suicide attack kills governor

A suicide attack in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz killed at least eight people including a district governor and two of his bodyguards at a mosque on Friday, government officials say.<p>The group, which included the governor of the Archi district, was attending a funeral of a tribal elder …

DR Congo rebels announce troop withdrawal

The M23 rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be withdrawing troops from the frontline of fighting with Congolese and UN forces, according to the group's chief.<p>Bertrand Bisimwa, the civilian president of M23, told Al Jazeera on Friday that his troops were withdrawing in order to …

US to continue to seek Syria strike support

The United States is continuing to seek an "international coalition" for action against Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, after the UK parliament rejected a resolution endorsing such action, the US Defence Secretary has said.<p>Chuck Hagelsaid on Friday that his country would …

Drone strike kills Yemeni al-Qaeda commander

A drone strike has killed an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen, a local official and tribal sources said, the latest in a string of such attacks.<p>The strike hit a vehicle travelling in Manasseh village in the southern province of Bayda early on Friday.<p>Qaeed al-Dhahab, the local commander of al-Qaeda in Radaa …

North Korea cancels US envoy's visit

North Korea has cancelled its invitation to a US envoy who was to have sought the release of an American citizen it holds prisoner.<p>News of the planned trip by US diplomat Robert King had raised hopes that Kenneth Bae, a 44-year-old American who has been prisoner in North Korea since November, might …

Troops kill suspected rebels in Kashmir

Indian police and troops have killed five suspected rebels in an overnight gun battle in a forested area of Indian-administered Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests by local residents, police said.<p>Police and an army contingent began a joint operation around midnight on Thursday near the Najwan …

Death toll rises in Mali floods

The death toll in floods which left thousands homeless in the Malian capital, Bamako, has risen to 34, officials said.<p>More than 100 homes, mostly poorly constructed mud-brick buildings on drainage sites, were swept away as the river Niger burst its banks in torrential rain on Wednesday, bringing …

US outlines case for military strike on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States will not wait for UN weapons inspectors to finish their work before deciding whether or not to launch military strikes against Syria.<p>Hours later, however, US President Barack Obama stressed that he "has not made a final decision" …

Bosnian Serbs welcome freed war criminal

Singing Serbian national songs and waving flags, more than 2,000 people have welcomed convicted war criminal Momcilo Krajisnik home as a national hero.<p>He returned to Bosnia on Friday after being granted early release from a British prison where he had served two thirds of his 20-year sentence.<p>"It's …

Anti-military protesters rally across Egypt

Thousands of Egyptians opposed to military rule have marched through districts of Cairo and other cities to demand the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, ignoring warnings that security forces would open fire if protests turned violent.<p>After a relative lull following the arrests of …

Obama mulls limited military action in Syria

The United States has made it clear that it would punish the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, for the "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack that it said killed 1,429 people near Damascus last week.<p>The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said on Friday that the dead included 426 children.<p>In …

Still Undecided, Obama Favors 'Limited, Narrow' Act in Syria

President Obama today said he has "not made any decisions" on whether to launch a military strike on Syria, but sought to assure the American public …

The Week in Review: Rising Tensions in Syria

Inside Flipboard / August 30, 2013<p>Syria’s unstable and weak regime has created a two-year long turmoil, causing more than 100,000 casualties and …