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Central African Republic

Central African Republic on brink of collapse, say UN officials

The Central African Republic is on the brink of collapse and the crisis is threatening to spread beyond its borders, senior UN officials said as they urged the Security Council to help fund and support an African Union peacekeeping force.

Friday, 16 August, 2013, 2:48am

US suspends hunt for Lord's Resistance Army, offers rewards for leader instead

The United States has been forced to suspend its two-year hunt for Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony and instead has offered a US$5 million reward for the capture of one of the world's most wanted men. Rewards were also posted on Wednesday for three other rebel leaders wanted for war crimes.

5 Apr 2013 - 4:42am

Talking points

Las Vegas Sands' interests in Macau enter the spotlight as a trial begins in Nevada.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

Central African Republic's Francois Bozize flees as rebels invade capital

Rebels in the Central African Republic seized control of the capital yesterday after a rapid assault, with President Francois Bozize reportedly fleeing the country.

Fighters in the Seleka rebel coalition launched an offensive on Bangui after the collapse of a two-month-old peace deal in the notoriously unstable former French colony - ignoring a call for talks to avoid a "bloodbath".

25 Mar 2013 - 6:10am

Briefs, January 3, 2013

An air raid on a town partly held by rebels on the outskirts of Damascus killed at least 12 members of the same family, most of them children. Warplanes bombed the town of Moadamiyet al-Sham, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The United Nations estimated more than 60,000 people have been killed in the civil war, a toll one-third higher than what anti-regime activists had counted in the 21-month-old conflict. 

3 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

Regional allies send troops to battle Central African Republic rebels

Countries in central Africa began sending reinforcements yesterday to protect the Central African Republic's capital from rebels who control much of the country and are demanding the departure of President Francois Bozize.

2 Jan 2013 - 6:31am

Briefs, December 30, 2012

Egypt's Islamist president warned against any unrest that could harm the drive to repair the country's battered economy in his first address before the newly convened upper house of parliament yesterday. 

30 Dec 2012 - 6:55am