Worldwide, Obesity Rising Faster in Rural Areas

PARIS Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.Data covering 200 countries and territ…

South Sudan’s Kiir: More Time Needed to Form Interim Government

JUBA South Sudan’s warring parties will need more than a six-month extension approved last week before they can form a transitional government, says the country’s president, Salva Kiir.In his first public remarks since the parties agreed to the extensi…

Ex-Intelligence Chief Charged with Human Right Violation

Addis Ababa The Federal Attorney General has charged former head of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Getachew Assefa along with 25 others over alleged human right abuses.The 26 suspects have been charged with a total of 46 crimina…