World News

UN Envoy: Guinea-Bissau Vote May be Delayed

The U.N. representative to Guinea-Bissau says the troubled country's elections, scheduled for November, may have to be delayed.

Addressing the U.N. Security Council, Special Representative Jose Ramos Horta said financing and logistical issues may cause a delay for, in his words, "a very short period of time."

He said a short delay would not create new problems but warned that a longer wait could "destabilize the political situation."

Guinea-Bissau has a history of coups and political instability. Soldiers seized power in the West African country in April 2012, and constitutional order has yet to be restored.

Feature Story

Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense More

Special Reports