World Bulletin / News Desk
The death toll in Kenya's restive coastal region rose to at least 17 on Monday in two attacks on police by machete-wielding men hours before voting began in a tense presidential election, police officers said.
The authorities suspect at least one of the attacks was carried out by members of a coastal separatist group who had threatened to disrupt voting if their demand for secession of the Indian Ocean coastal strip was not met.
Senior police officers said the death toll was comprised of nine security officers, two civilians and six attackers.
Kosovo’s ambassador in Ankara, Avni Spahiu, said that the Balkan situation had entered the agenda after Russian president Vladimir Putin drew attention to the Balkan state's case in comments about Crimea’s future.
According to the UN, the number of Muslims in Bangui has gone down from 145,000 to 900.
Late on Monday, armed men broke into the Johannesburg home of former Rwandan army chief General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Oil pipelines and the power infrastructure are often bombed by rebels or disgruntled tribesmen.
The March 5-7 talks at the United Nations complex in Vienna, which ended around midday on Friday, were to prepare for the next meeting of chief negotiators due to start on March 18, also in the Austrian capital.
"It is clear that some of the settlements, some of them, will not be included in the agreement. That's clear. Everyone understands that. I will ensure the number will be as small as possible, as far as is possible, if we get there," Israeli PM Netanyahu said.
"The Korean peninsula is right on China's doorstep. We have a red line, that is, we will not allow war or instability on the Korean peninsula," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on the sidelines of China's annual largely rubber-stamp parliament.
China has promised to help Afghanistan fight 'terrorism', where it is believed that Taliban fighters may be helping Muslim Uighur separatists.
Eyewitnesses said security forces had used live ammunition to break up the demonstrations.
Khaled al-Khalidi, vice chairman of the Popular Committee in Shu'fat, said the problem had left hundreds of homes, clinics, health centers, educational institutions, associations and shops without water.
If the report is confirmed, it would mark the U.S.-built airliner's deadliest crash since entering service 19 years ago.
Syria's Bashar al-Assad expressed his support for Russia's stance on Ukraine.
Kenyatta said the actions would "demonstrate our firm resolve to properly manage" public funds.
A man identified by the court as "suspect number one" was convicted of involvement in the bombing of the al-Muhaya compound, where expatriates lived
Russia accused the European Union of taking an "extremely unconstructive position" by freezing talks on easing visa barriers
The presidents, alongside foreign ministers, will gather on Tuesday at a meeting of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) group of Latin American nations in Chile