Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghan First Vice President,  file photo [Photo by his office]

Afghan vice-president survives the Taliban ambush

FARYAB, Afghanistan — Afghan First Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dostum survives the Taliban ambush in Qaisar district. Twelve from the Afghan National Security Forces including his (Dostum) guards were killed and 15 others were wounded in the ambush.

The Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed attack on the Afghan First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum.

African Union troops at a ceremony in Mogadishu: The politics of troop-contributing nations could imperil their mission. (Photo/AMISOM/FB).

Al Shabaab attacks African Union peacekeepers in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab group have launched a massive mortar and gun attack on military bases belonging to the UN-mandated African Union peacekeeping forces in Somalia known as (AMISOM) in Qoryooley district in Lower Shabelle region, military officials and a rebel spokesman said.

Tomislav Nikolić (Image by tomislavnikolic.org/CC BY 2.0)

Serbian President: Serbia Will Never Join NATO

The President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, attended the opening ceremony of Serbia’s Honorary Consulate in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. After the ceremony, Nikolić gave an exclusive interview to TASS Russian media agency – discussing the nation’s ties with Russia and his views on Serbia’s EU and NATO integration.