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China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

It's the first time China has deployed a whole unit of epidemic prevention forces and military medical staff abroad, Lin said.
Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

The predominantly Kurdish town, besieged for more than 40 days, has become the focus of a global war against the Sunni Muslim insurgents.
Car bomb at bus stop kills five in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

Car bomb at bus stop kills five in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. But Islamist group Boko Haram has been blamed for a string of bomb attacks in trhe region this year. Gombe has rarely been attacked
Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

Some critics are calling Friday's hastily arranged get-together an attempt to burnish Myanmar's image ahead of a visit by Obama next month, his second to the country
Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down

Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down

The head of the armed forces, General Honore Traore, had earlier dissolved parliament and announced talks with all political parties to create an interim government to take the West African country to democratic elections within a year