Russian mercenaries fight shadowy battle in gas-rich Mozambique

By Tim Lister and Sebastian Shukla, CNN This image, shared widely on social media and verified by a CNN source, appears to show a Russian Antonov An-124 transport plane delivering military hardware to Mozambique in September. (CNN)A deployment of Russian guns-for-hire, with links to the Kremlin, has sustained casualties in its fight against Islamist militants in Mozambique, … Continue reading Russian mercenaries fight shadowy battle in gas-rich Mozambique

Roadside bomb kills 15 civilians in northern Afghanistan

At least 3,812 civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of this year [File: Nasir Wakif/Reuters] MORE ON AFGHANISTAN Roadside bomb kills 15 civilians in northern Afghanistantoday Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitortoday Amnesty urges release of Afghan men who exposed paedophile ring2 days ago Blast targets UN vehicle in Afghanistan … Continue reading Roadside bomb kills 15 civilians in northern Afghanistan

DR Congo: At least 19 killed in new rebel attack near Beni

Eighty-one people in the Beni region have been killed since November 5, according to an NGO [File: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters] MORE ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Protests spread in east DRC as fury against UN peacekeepers risestoday Are UN troops failing the Congolese?yesterday Dozens dead as heavy rain pounds DR Congo capitalyesterday Deadly DRC protests target … Continue reading DR Congo: At least 19 killed in new rebel attack near Beni