Tibetan artist sets himself on fire in anti-China protest

DHARAMSHALA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- A traditional Tibetan artist was killed Sunday when he set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said. More than 60 people have set themselves on fire in similar [...]

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church chooses new pope

CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- A blindfolded boy picked the name of Bishop Tawadros from a crystal chalice during a ceremony Sunday filled with prayer, chants and incense at a cathedral in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, making him the new pope of [...]

Afghanistan presidential election to be held in April 2014

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Afghanistan will hold presidential and provincial elections in April 2014, just several months before all remaining foreign combat troops are due to leave the war-torn country, the Independent Election Commission [...]

Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan kill 17 civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seventeen people were killed Wednesday when insurgents carried out three separate bomb attacks in the violence-plagued southern region of Afghanistan, local authorities said. No group immediately claimed [...]

Man wearing Afghan police uniform kills 2 British soldiers

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A man wearing an Afghan police uniform opened fire Tuesday at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing two British service members, military officials in both countries said. It is believed to be the latest [...]

Two killed in violent protests after gunmen kill local politician in Kenya

KISUMU, KENYA (BNO NEWS) -- At least two people were killed Monday when protests turned violent hours after the murder of a politician in western Kenya, local media reported. Four other people were wounded as police battled against violent protesters. The [...]

U.S. drone kills 3 suspected al-Qaeda supporters in Yemen

SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone fired at a house in northwest Yemen on Sunday morning, killing at least three suspected al-Qaeda supporters who brought money to finance militant operations, Yemeni officials said on Monday. A local al-Qaeda [...]

Police officers kill 4 American, British soldiers in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Suspected Afghan police officers opened fire at foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday and Thursday, killing two British and two American service members in two separate incidents, officials said [...]

Deputy regional head of al-Qaeda denies death in audio tape

SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- The deputy commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi national Said al-Shihri, is believed to have released an audio recording on Monday to deny government reports that he died during a military operation [...]

U.S. drone kills 9 al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen

SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone fired at a farm in southern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least nine suspected al-Qaeda militants who were planning to attack security forces, Yemeni officials said on Friday. Among those killed was a [...]