Daily Archives: January 2, 2019

UN Security Council Gets New Members, New Presidency

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council has five new members, and one of them � the Dominican Republic � is starting out as the group’s president.

Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa also are starting their two-year terms. All …

In Yemen, World’s Worst Cholera Outbreak Traced to Eastern Africa

LONDON Scientists have found that a strain of cholera causing an epidemic in Yemen � the worst in recorded history � came from eastern Africa and was probably borne into Yemen by migrants.

Using genomic sequencing techniques, researchers at Britain’s …

Algeria Shuts Southern Borders to Syrians Over Security Fears

ALGIERS Algeria has barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups from Syria deemed to pose a security risk, a senior official said on Wednesday.…

BOAT CAPSIZE KILLS AT LEAST 12 IN NORTHERN ETHIOPIA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, At least 12 people were killed after a boat capsized Monday night, in Tana Lake, in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state, state media reported, on Tuesday.

It was not clear how many people were on board the …