Daily Archives: December 25, 2015

CAR Rushes Election Preparations After Delay

CAR Rushes Election Preparations After Delay

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC— The Central African Republic’s electoral commission is scrambling to get everything in place for polling, delayed Thursday by several days because of logistical difficulties. Many…

Pundits Consider Latinos and the Republican Vote

Pundits Consider Latinos and the Republican Vote

NEW YORK— The central demographic question to consider this election season is not how influential Latinos have become — they are well-established as the nation’s largest minority group…

Army: 7 Killed in Turkish Military Clash With Kurdish Militants

Army: 7 Killed in Turkish Military Clash With Kurdish Militants

DIYARBAKIR— Turkish troops killed six Kurdish militants in a clash in the restive southeast and one of three soldiers wounded in the firefight died in hospital, the armed forces said…

Death Sentence for Myanmar Men Prompts Protest at 'Shameless' Thais

Death Sentence for Myanmar Men Prompts Protest at 'Shameless' Thais

YANGON/BANGKOK— Hundreds called for the release of two Myanmar migrant workers in a protest in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, on Friday, a day after a Thai court…

Chinese Bank Offers $7.7B in Aid to Restive Xinjiang

Chinese Bank Offers $7.7B in Aid to Restive Xinjiang

BEIJING— Minsheng Banking Corp., China’s largest private bank, will provide 50 billion yuan ($7.73 billion) in financial support to China’s violence-prone far western region…

In Impromptu Trip, Indian's Modi Visits Home of Pakistan's Sharif

In Impromptu Trip, Indian's Modi Visits Home of Pakistan's Sharif

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan Friday — the first visit by an Indian leader in 12 years — included a stop at Prime Minister Nawaz…

IS Video Shows Group's Extreme Violent Acts in Afghanistan

IS Video Shows Group's Extreme Violent Acts in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD— Loyalists of Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan released a new video Friday showing a massive suicide car bombing of an Afghan security outpost and several other violent acts elsewhere…

Young Athletes Program Helps Kenyan Kids With Intellectual Disabilities

Young Athletes Program Helps Kenyan Kids With Intellectual Disabilities

NAIROBI— Living in a Nairobi slum is not easy.  Electricity is scarce, clean water expensive, sanitation poor, and quality education hard to come by. But for children living with disabilities…

Birthday Boy Ogenyi Onazi Celebrates Christmas By Giving Out To The Needy

Birthday Boy Ogenyi Onazi Celebrates Christmas By Giving Out To The Needy

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi celebrated his birthday in a special way today by sharing ba… Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi celebrated his birthday in a special way today…

US Presidential Candidates React to Reported Deportation Plan

US Presidential Candidates React to Reported Deportation Plan

U.S. presidential candidates are reacting to published reports that the United States could begin deporting families who are in the country illegally by early January. Democratic front-runner and…