U.S. commander fires Army general for criticizing Afghan leaders

KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Marine Corps General John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, fired a senior U.S. Army general on Friday after he criticized Afghan leaders during an interview. Major General Peter Fuller, [...]

Ireland to close embassies in Vatican City and Iran

DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- The Irish government on Friday announced it will close its embassies in Vatican City and the Iranian capital of Tehran to meet its cost-cutting targets under the European Union (EU)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) program. A [...]

Six killed after flash flooding hits northern Italy

ROME (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed and several others are believed to be missing after torrential rains hit the Italian port city of Genoa on Friday, the ANSA news agency reported. Flash floods caused by heavy rains struck [...]

UN to boost aid efforts to help Somalis hit by floods, famine and insecurity

GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations announced on Friday that it will increase its efforts to support Somalia as the country faces the combined impact from heavy rains, widespread famine and insecurity. Thousands of displaced Somalis have [...]

Tropical Storm Keila kills 14, injures hundreds in Oman

MUSCAT (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people have been killed after Tropical Storm Keila impacted the Arab state of Oman this week, officials said on Friday. More than 200 people have been injured. Flash floods and high winds caused by Keila [...]