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.
'If Turkey wants to come closer to EU so badly, let them prove they can,' European Commission's first vice-president says
'The vice president has arrived in Iraq for meetings with (the) Iraqi leadership focused on encouraging Iraqi national unity and continued momentum in the fight against ISIL,' US vice president's office says
Upholding 15-year rule, court rejects bid to potentially enfranchise thousands of UK citizens living abroad
Settler groups have called on followers to enter Al-Aqsa compound in force during Jewish Passover holiday
French National Assembly in Paris passes non-binding resolution calling on French government to lift EU sanctions on Russia
'Armed violence in eastern Ukraine has once again reached worrying levels,' OSCE says
Official results of the Serbian general election is unlikely to be announced on time as current PM, opposition have complained about various violations
'I have to say here that Greece is making an incredible effort, an incredible effort, and I really want to command the cooperation we have as the Commission with the Greek authorities,' European Commission vice president says
'I know this deal remains controversial. I would like to say that there is no solution without Turkey. There is no other solution than having a deal with Turkey,' EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner says
Seeking $175.1 mln for its Burundi operations, the UN refugee agency got $47.8 mln, which is 'absolutely not sufficient'
'Such policies negatively affect the obligation of member states under international humanitarian law and European law,' Ban Ki-moon says
The Iraqi communications and Media Commission shut down the Baghdad office of Al Jazeera
Russia's 'nonsense decision' can only strengthen our support for the Crimean Tatars, says Vladimir Groysman
A vessel has been listed for 'transporting crude oil illicitly exported from Libya, based on information received from the government of Libya'
Cédric Moisse, a lawyer who represented Abdeslam while he was in Belgium, told reporters earlier this month, "He wishes to cooperate with the French authorities."
'We think that that would have damaging consequences to the cessation,' State Dept. says