Mexico ‘drug enforcer admits 1,500 killings’

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Mexican police say a suspected drug cartel leader they arrested last week has confessed to ordering the killing of 1,500 people in northern Chihuahua state. Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez is also a suspect in the murder of a United States consulate employee last year near a border crossing in Ciudad Juarez. […]

Younis assassination magnifies divisions among Libyan rebels

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As Ramadan dawns in Libya, internal strife among the opposition continues to frustrate their impatient western allies The death of military commander Abdel Fattah Younis, above, has increased divsions within the Libyan rebel movement. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP Libyans face extraordinary uncertainty as the Ramadan holiday gets under way, though Muammar […]

Syrian army kills 45 in Hama protest hub

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At least 45 people were killed on Sunday when the army launched an attack on the flashpoint protest city of Hama in central Syria, a human rights activist said. ‘The army and security forces entered Hama this morning and opened fire on civilians, killing 45 and wounding several more,’ Rami […]