UN: Nigerian Troops Evacuate Town in Security Operation

GENEVA, Nigerian troops evacuated the entire population of a town of 10,000 people in northeastern Borno state without warning on Monday before an operation against militants, the United Nations said on Thursday.The military relocated the people of Jak…

Bangladesh deploys border guards to island near Myanmar

YANGON, Bangladesh deployed heavily-armed border guards to an island near its southern border with Myanmar for the first time in 20 years, officials said.Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) distributed images showing dozens of troops carrying assault rifles…

New Rohingya Arrivals Reach Malaysia by Boat

Malaysian authorities rounded up at least 41 undocumented Rohingya from Myanmar after they landed in northwestern Perlis state on Monday off a boat believed to be operated by human smugglers, police said.The Rohingya, all males ranging from boys to you…

African Billionaire Rebuts Idea of Migration Flood in Europe

JOHANNESBURG The migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat, Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim said Sunday.Experts said at a weekend conference hosted by Ibrahim’s foundation in Abidjan, …

Rock Superstar Elton John Joins Brunei Hotel Boycott

Rock superstar Elton John is joining actor George Clooney in calling for a worldwide boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who plans to enforce the death penalty for homosexuality this week.Brunei-owned hotels include some of the world most …