After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

MOSCOW –  A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its traveling media pack. Click Here! Four years after… Continue Reading

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