World Bulletin/News Desk
Seven United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in Ivory Coast on Friday while on patrol near the border with neighboring Liberia, the U.N. mission said.
"According to the provisional death toll, seven blue helmets were killed in an ambush ... seven blue helmets from Niger," said Sylvie van den Wildenberg, spokewoman for the mission known by its acronym UNOCI.
It was not immediately clear who attacked the U.N. troops or if any Ivorian troops they were patrolling with were harmed.
The world's top cocoa grower is gradually recovering from months of violence last year that followed a 2010 election.
The vote was won by Alssane Ouattara but incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede until defeated by French and U.N.-backed local forces who supported Ouattara.
New York-based Human Rights Watch warned earlier this week that Liberian mercenaries and Ivorian fighters who fought on behalf of Gbagbo in the brief civil war last year were launching attacks on Ivory Coast from Liberia.
Van den Wildenberg said the mission had only recently increased its presence in the area, near the towns of Para and Tai, to boost efforts to protect civilians. The troops came under attack just a few kilometres from the border with Liberia.
Forty people have been killed in the surrounding villages in four cross-border raids since last July, according to HRW.
Petrobras blames a group of Petrobras suppliers, corrupt politicians and former Petrobras employees, and none of them have been named as defendants.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the violence that erupted in Baltimore and said the Justice Department would provide any assistance needed.
The first Baltimore riot of 1968 was composed of black Baltimoreans lasting from April 6 to April 14. The last riots broke out blocks from where the funeral of Freddie Gray took place and spread through much of west Baltimore.
The strike comes in response to calls by the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, which represents the interests of Palestinians who live in the self-proclaimed Jewish state
Hamas said Israel security agency's claims were intended to ratchet up pressure on Palestinian students based abroad.
According to Army radio, sirens go off in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
A survey by German research group Sentrix showed that almost one in two investors were expecting Greece to leave the Euro Zone within the next 12 months.
Finnish military said on Tuesday it fired underwater depth charges as a warning against a possible submarine in waters near Helsinki.
Eyewitnesses said that the young man sustained a serious injury during confrontations with Israeli troops near the separation wall in Al-Arqa town
A lawyer for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a jury on Monday to sentence him to “a lifetime of unrelenting punishment” rather than death.
Conservative election candidate wrote on Facebook that she could not 'support' opposition leader Ed Miliband because he was a 'Jew.'
Two trains have collided south of Johannesburg, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring about 80 people.
Buhari said Boko Haram will be denied a recruitment base "the moment our local communities realize that its claim to being a religious group is nothing but a fraud."
The blast ripped through Tao FM, a private station, about 8:30pm local time.
The controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine will be honored at the PEN gala next month. Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month’s PEN American Center gala