Syria shells rebel-held areas ahead of possible offensive

BEIRUT –  Syrian government forces shelled rebel-held areas in the south on Thursday, further undermining an international “de-escalation” agreement backed by the United States ahead of a threatened offensive, prompting a warning from the U.S. of “serious repercussions” for the… Continue Reading

Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections

DAKAR, Senegal –  Congo’s government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year’s highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer. Click Here! The vast, mineral-rich nation is… Continue Reading

Nothing stops Messi fan from rooting for star in Russia

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia –  Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays. Click Here! Espector, who needs a wheelchair because she has multiple sclerosis, traveled to the World Cup in Russia with her youngest… Continue Reading