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17 May 2018 10:00 AM Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

Israel said on Thursday it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building. "The Israeli army struck targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure and weapons-making facilities," the military said in a statement 25

11 May 2018 5:00 PM DRC expels two British journalists

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have expelled two British journalists, including a photographer who has contributed to AFP coverage, their colleagues say. The two had been reporting on armed groups in the volatile Nord-Kivu region of the central African country, accompanied by a Congolese AFP journalist and members of a local non-government 29

10 May 2018 7:17 AM Israel hits dozens of 'Iranian' targets in Syria after rocket fire

Israel's army said on Thursday it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after weeks of rising tensions and followed US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday 31

08 May 2018 12:04 PM SANDF finally taking emaciated horse problem seriously

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is engaging with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to find solutions for horses that are poorly treated at the South African Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit. On Monday the NSPCA expressed anger at the poor state of care for horses at the unit in Potchefstroom. The organisation had to put down 25 severely 23

27 April 2018 6:26 PM Thousands of women protest rebel killings in eastern DRC

Thousands of women are demonstrating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni, calling on the army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop deadly rebel attacks in the region. Colonel Richard Kazingufu, commander of Beni's police, says about 10 000 women marched peacefully on Friday, a larger crowd than the day before. He says the women 39

27 April 2018 5:10 PM Fresh clashes in South Sudan 'devastating' for civilians: UN

A new surge in violence in South Sudan's civil war is having "devastating impact" on thousands of people ahead of peace talks that are now set to resume next month, the United Nations said on Friday. The UN statement reported gunfire overnight near a temporary peacekeeping base in Leer where 600 civilians have sought shelter in recent days. "More than 30 humanitarian 53

22 April 2018 2:07 PM Libyan airstrikes target 'terrorist sites' east of Misrata

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against "terrorist sites" near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia. Spokesperson Ahmed al-Mesmari said three airstrikes on Saturday destroyed dozens of weapons and vehicles in the town of Sadada, some 76km east of Misrata. The strikes targeted an al-Qaida-linked 29

21 April 2018 5:31 AM Mine blast kills two Cameroon soldiers

Two Cameroonian soldiers died and four were seriously injured on Friday after a mine exploded in an anglophone region hit by violence between separatists and the government. "A Cameroonian army vehicle went over a mine" in Eyumedjock, a town in an English-speaking part of the southwest, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The source 42

18 April 2018 7:14 PM Libya strongman's chief of staff survives car bombing: military

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff on Wednesday survived a car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to his self-styled Libyan National Army. General Abdelrazak al-Nadhuri "escaped unharmed from a terrorist assassination attempt after a car bomb exploded... as his convoy passed," the LNA said in a statement. The explosion 33

16 April 2018 5:29 AM Israeli police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox 'rioters'

Israeli police used stun grenades on Sunday to try to calm a violent protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, the latest angry demonstration against the military draft. A police statement said four officers were slightly injured in scuffles as law enforcement tried to disperse "several hundred ultra-Orthodox extremists" outside an army enlistment 66