Syria’s opposition fighters must do more to respect the laws of war after an Internet video appeared to show a rebel leader mutilating and biting into the heart and liver of a dead enemy soldier, Human Rights Watch said.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared emergency rule in three northeastern states, giving sweeping powers to the security forces against Islamist insurgents he said were taking over parts of the region.
China’s Communist Party fired a vice chairman of the economic planning agency who is suspected of “severe disciplinary violations,” after a Chinese journalist posted allegations that he had improper business dealings.
The U.S. is concerned that Nigerian security forces may be using excessive force, including extra- judicial killings, as they fight Boko Haram militants in the north, the embassy in the capital, Abuja, said.
Indonesia’s anti-terrorism squad killed seven suspects and arrested 13 in operations that started yesterday, after two men were held last week in connection with an alleged plot to bomb Myanmar’s embassy in Jakarta.
Fighting in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga left 2,275 buildings destroyed, according to satellite images compiled by Human Rights Watch, as the military disputed death toll figures from local officials.
During the Cold War, scientists working at the laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology produced ideas and inventions, such as distant early- warning radar and satellite-tracking systems, designed to help the U.S. prevail over the Soviet Union.