conflict zones http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21266/all en Thousands of Yemenis protest in capital Sanaa over immunity deal for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120122/thousands-yemenis-protest-capital-sanaa-over-immunity-deal <p> Tens of thousands of demonstrators demanded the president be put on trial and executed for crimes they say he committed during his 33 years in power</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120122/thousands-yemenis-protest-capital-sanaa-over-immunity-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Sun, 22 Jan 2012 13:58:42 +0000 Luke Browne 5688387 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rejects Arab League plan for Assad to hand over power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120123/syria-rejects-arab-league-plan-assad-go-and-national-unity-government <p> Syrian state TV quoted an unnamed government official as saying that &ldquo;Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an Arab working plan, and considers them an attack on its national sovereignty and a flagrant interference in internal affairs.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120123/syria-rejects-arab-league-plan-assad-go-and-national-unity-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:33:54 +0000 Luke Browne 5688455 at http://www.globalpost.com UK Foreign Minister William Hague arrives in Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120202/uk-foreign-minister-william-hague-arrives-somalia <p> Hague&rsquo;s arrival in the capital, Mogadishu, marks the start of an intensive diplomatic push to bring stability to a country he has described as &ldquo;the world&rsquo;s most failed state.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120202/uk-foreign-minister-william-hague-arrives-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa conflict zones Somalia Conflict Zones Thu, 02 Feb 2012 11:39:53 +0000 Luke Browne 5690028 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Car bomb attack kills seven in Kandahar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120205/afghanistan-car-bomb-attack-kills-seven-kandahar <p> The explosives were reportedly hidden in parked vehicle and detonated remotely. Windows in nearby buildings were shattered in the blast. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120205/afghanistan-car-bomb-attack-kills-seven-kandahar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Sun, 05 Feb 2012 12:24:12 +0000 Luke Browne 5690423 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross trying to broker ceasefire in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120220/red-cross-trying-broker-ceasefire-syria <p> The ICRC is reportedly seeking a two-hour cessation of hostilities in several hotspots, including Homs, an opposition stronghold that has been under constant fire for weeks from government forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120220/red-cross-trying-broker-ceasefire-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:19:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5692518 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian and Somali troops seize strategic town of Baidoa from Al Shabaab militants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120222/ethiopian-and-somali-troops-seize-strategic-town-baidoa-al-shabaab <p> The town, 160 miles from the capital Mogadishu, was a stronghold for Al Shabaab, and its most important base after the southern port of Kismayo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120222/ethiopian-and-somali-troops-seize-strategic-town-baidoa-al-shabaab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa conflict zones Somalia Conflict Zones Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:42:35 +0000 Luke Browne 5692952 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens killed and injured in attacks across Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120223/dozens-killed-and-injured-attacks-across-iraq <p> Thursday&rsquo;s attacks unfolded over a two-and-a-half-hour period, and mainly targeted security forces and checkpoints in predominantly Shia areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120223/dozens-killed-and-injured-attacks-across-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Iraq Middle East Conflict Zones Iraq Middle East Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:09:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693083 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali air strike kills four people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120224/somali-air-strike-kills-four-people <p> &ldquo;An Al Qaeda commander was targeted in Lower Shabelle early on Friday morning, a missile struck and destroyed his vehicle, killing him and several colleagues,&rdquo; a Somali government official told an international news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120224/somali-air-strike-kills-four-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa conflict zones Somalia Conflict Zones Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:21:37 +0000 Luke Browne 5693286 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO pulls out of Afghan ministries after Americans shot dead in Kabul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120225/two-western-advisers-killed-kabul-shooting The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out in retaliation for the burning of copies of the Qur'an at a Nato base in the country.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120225/two-western-advisers-killed-kabul-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:45:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5693441 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish journalist escapes from Homs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120229/spanish-journalist-escapes-homs <p> Spanish reporter Javier Espinosa, one of several Westerners who were trapped in the besieged city of Homs, has crossed safely into Lebanon from Syria, executives from his newspaper said Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120229/spanish-journalist-escapes-homs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Spain Syria Conflict Zones Middle East Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:14:10 +0000 Luke Browne 5694150 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia: Al Shabaab ambushes Ethiopian troops, killing dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120310/somalia-al-shabaab-ambushes-ethiopian-troops-killing-dozens <p> Fighting lasted four hours, during which Al Shabaab claims to have killed 73 Ethiopians while the Somali government says it killed 48 militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120310/somalia-al-shabaab-ambushes-ethiopian-troops-killing-dozens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa conflict zones Somalia Conflict Zones Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:20:27 +0000 Luke Browne 5695529 at http://www.globalpost.com Angela Merkel questions 2014 Afghanistan deadline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120312/angela-merkel-questions-2014-pullout-deadline-during-afghan <p> During a surprise visit to northern Afghanistan Monday, Angela Merkel said the point had not yet been reached where Germany could say, &ldquo;we can pull out today.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120312/angela-merkel-questions-2014-pullout-deadline-during-afghan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Asia Pacific conflict zones Germany war Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific War Germany Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:31:10 +0000 Luke Browne 5695690 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen: Suicide bomber kills four soldiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120313/yemen-suicide-bomber-kills-four-soldiers <p> Later, clashes broke out near the site of the blast, during which an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader identified as Nasser al-Zafari was reported killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120313/yemen-suicide-bomber-kills-four-soldiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict zones Middle East Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:49:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5695957 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia: Ex-President Abdullahi Yusuf dies in exile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120324/somalia-ex-president-abdullahi-yusuf-ahmed-dies-exile <p> Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed was viewed as an obstacle to peace over his refusal to negotiate with Islamist groups and tendency to carve up positions of power along clan lines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120324/somalia-ex-president-abdullahi-yusuf-ahmed-dies-exile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa conflict zones Somalia Conflict Zones Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:32:25 +0000 Luke Browne 5697524 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia troops seize key Somalia rebel town of El Bur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120326/somalia-ethiopian-troops-seize-main-somalia-rebel-town-el-bur <p> Al Shabaab still controls much of southern and central Somalia, but is under increasing pressure from Kenyan forces in the south and Ethiopian forces in the West.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120326/somalia-ethiopian-troops-seize-main-somalia-rebel-town-el-bur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa conflict zones Somalia Conflict Zones Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:32:40 +0000 Luke Browne 5697733 at http://www.globalpost.com