World Briefs: 1 in 4 US college women victims of sexual attacks

1 in 4 US college women victims of sexual attacks

WASHINGTON • More than 23 per cent of female undergraduates said they were victims of sexual assault or unwanted kissing and touching, according to one of the largest surveys on sexual violence on US college campuses.

About 5.4 per cent of male undergraduates had non-consensual sexual contact, according to the survey of 150,000 students released .

The Association of American Universities conducted the survey in April and May on the campuses of 27 universities.


Yemeni leader returns to Aden after exile

ADEN • Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi landed in Aden yesterday, airport sources said, the first time he had been in the southern port city since he left for Saudi Arabia as Houthi fighters closed in on it in March.

A government source said Mr Hadi would spend the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday there and then fly to New York to deliver a speech at the United Nations.


Coup chief warns of retaliation if attacked

OUAGADOUGOU • The head of Burkina Faso's transitional Parliament, who has declared himself the West African nation's interim leader, issued a decree yesterday dissolving the elite presidential guard, which carried out a coup last week.

Mr Gilbert Diendere also said he would abide by a deal with African mediators, but warned his men would defend themselves if attacked.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe