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UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 15% last year

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) β€” The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15% last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the U.N. Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent … Read more

US charges son in civilian Navy staffer’s killing in Bahrain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) β€” U.S. prosecutors have charged the son of a civilian Navy staffer in Bahrain over her stabbing death in the Mideast island kingdom. Federal court documents accuse Giovonni Z. Pope, 27, of stabbing his mother to death at her off-base apartment on Jan. 31. Contact details for Pope could not … Read more

United Nations calls for restoration of civilian rule in Myanmar as protests grow

Protesters rally outside the Russian embassy in Yangon on Friday – Getty Images AsiaPac/Hkun Lat Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Myanmar on the eighth day of nationwide protests calling on General Min Aung Hlaing, who seized power last week, to release Mrs Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders. At least … Read more