UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (UPI) -- Renewed fighting between DRC forces and the rebel March 23 Movement is cause for serious concern, a U.N. spokesman said.
ABUJA, Nigeria, May 21 (UPI) -- Nigerian authorities said they've relaxed a curfew in northern states as military forces gain ground against Islamic militant group Boko Haram.
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 (UPI) -- Long-term recovery in Ivory Coast would be supported by focusing on the country's political problems, Human Rights Watch said.
KAMPALA, Uganda, May 21 (UPI) -- A police raid on a daily newspaper in Uganda is evidence of government-backed media harassment, the newspaper's managing editor said.
MOSCOW, May 21 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on a European leader to pressure Russia to end its policy of targeting non-governmental organizations.
TEHRAN, May 21 (UPI) -- The final list of candidates allowed to compete in the June 14 Iranian presidential elections is to be released Wednesday, an interior minister said.
NEW DELHI, May 21 (UPI) -- China's Premier Li Keqiang and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to step up discussions to end their long-running Himalayan region border disputes.
PARIS, May 21 (UPI) -- France is continuing a crackdown on suspected Islamic radicals with the expulsion of a 24-year-old Moroccan man who allegedly called for "acts of murder."
BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 20 (UPI) -- Hezbollah has taken heavy losses while backing regime forces in Syria, heightening concerns the Shiite movement's heading for a showdown with Sunni jihadists.
KIGALE, Rwanda, May 20 (UPI) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame said accusations that his government was backing militancy in neighboring DRC were off the mark.
ABUJA, Nigeria, May 20 (UPI) -- Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is getting some level of protection from lawmakers in northern states, their critics contend.
KAMPALA, Uganda, May 20 (UPI) -- Ugandan police shut down public radio stations and stormed the offices of a major newspaper Monday in response to a political scandal, editors said.
TUNIS, Tunisia, May 20 (UPI) -- Tunisian authorities said at least 11 policemen were injured and one protester died during clashes with supporters of Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.
TEHRAN, May 20 (UPI) -- There may be as many as 40 candidates on the ballot when Iranians vote June 14 to select their next president, a Guardian Council spokesman said.
UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (UPI) -- There's a risk that the short-range missile tests by North Korea will escalate tensions in the region, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.