The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed 501 Palestinians and 20 Israelis. The powerful [...]

Devolution Secretary Anne Waiguru at a past press conference in Nairobi.File/Photo. Kenya is in the process of developing a national employment policy as the country’s unemployment rate currently stands at 12.7 percent, a senior government official said on Sunday. The policy, which aims to create more job opportunities for the young Kenyan, is currently awaiting [...]

Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel says women investment in education was indispensable for their empowerment. She said it is through investment in education that women can transform their lives. Mrs. Ruto said education may be a long-term investment but it pays off at both individual and national level. She noted that educated population will [...]

Barack Obama has seized on the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger jet to redouble international pressure on Russia over its support for Ukrainian separatists, calling it a “wake-up call” for Europe. The US president claimed the incident – coming less than 24 hours after the US announced a third wave of economic sanctions against [...]

Amid an escalation of violence in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestinians that has killed more than 300 people, mostly civilians. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the UN Security Council that the Secretary-General Ban is “prepared [...]

Gunmen killed at least three people when they ambushed a bus along Kenya’s northern coast on Friday, a local official said. About 100 people have been killed in attacks on Kenya’s coast since mid-June. Somali Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for many of them but the government has suggested local politicians were also [...]

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, as the software maker looks to slim down and integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit, people with knowledge of the company’s plans said. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in an interview last week that he has preparing to make sweeping changes [...]

Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants’ rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives. Israel signaled the invasion would be limited in scope – targeting tunnels dug by gunmen – and said it [...]

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