9:26 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
Bujumbura. Burundi’s opposition boycotted peace talks with the government on Monday in protest at the killing of an opposition leader, despite UN-led calls for dialogue to end a month of protests and violence in the east African country. Rights groups say at least 20 people have died since protests broke out on April 26, a […]
8:59 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
Baghdad/Beirut. Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shiite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. In Palmyra, the Syrian air force struck at buildings captured by the Sunni militant group, whose arrival has raised fears […]
3:49 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
Aden/Cairo. Heavy artillery clashes between Yemen’s dominant Houthi rebel group and local fighters shook the southern cities of Taiz and Dalea on Monday, residents said, and a Yemeni official said UN peace talks set for Geneva later this week had been delayed. Militiamen seized the main security directorate and strategic mountaintop buildings from the Houthis […]
3:06 pm May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Sydney. A self-styled sheikh who staged a siege at an Australian cafe last year suffered “grandiose delusions” and was once kicked out of a motorcycle gang because he was deemed so weird, an inquest into the deaths of three people heard on Monday. Police stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in central Sydney in the early […]
2:33 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
2:32 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
Australia's former ambassador to Indonesia and Iran, Greg Moriarty, will become coordinator of national counter terrorism, leading a new office in the prime minister’s department.
1:45 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia has uncovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspected human trafficking camps near the border with Thailand, the country's police chief said on Monday.
10:36 am May 25, 2015 | No Comment
EU leaders meeting in Latvia’s capital Riga last week would have paid little heed to the rundown building across the street, seemingly unpainted since Brezhnev’s day, or the fading slogan daubed across its roof.
9:38 am May 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.
9:27 am May 25, 2015 | No Comment
North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape.
6:05 pm May 24, 2015 | No Comment
Baghdad. Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on Sunday, advancing towards the city of Ramadi one week after it fell to the insurgents. A police major and a pro-government Sunni tribal fighter in the area said they had retaken the town of Husaiba al-Sharqiya, about 10 kilometers east of Ramadi, […]
3:16 pm May 24, 2015 | No Comment
Tripoli. Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said. Chaos and civil war since North Atlantic Treat Organization (NATO) warplanes helped topple dictator Muammar […]
2:58 pm May 24, 2015 | No Comment
States hoping to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific can not hold a key meeting until both houses of the U.S. Congress pass legislation speeding the passage of the deal, a Chilean minister said, underscoring another major hurdle for the pact.
2:35 pm May 24, 2015 | 3 Comments
Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday.
2:04 pm May 24, 2015 | No Comment
Cairo. Saudi forces and Yemen’s Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the largest for passengers and goods between the world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, and its […]