9:35 pm July 3, 2015 | No Comment
The Dutch government is lobbying its political allies for the establishment of a UN tribunal to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine a year ago, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.
9:11 pm July 3, 2015 | 1 Comment
Hundreds of Shiite and Sunni Muslims prayed for national unity at Kuwait's grand mosque on Friday, vowing to block any attempt to stir sectarian division a week after an Islamic State staged the country's deadliest militant attack.
1:46 pm July 3, 2015 | No Comment
A new opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum pointed to a closely balanced result in the vote that could decide the country's future in Europe.
1:33 pm July 3, 2015 | No Comment
Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on US defense contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly business licenses when they expire.
10:39 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
Nelly Skoufatoglou is one of tens of thousands of Greek Australians who have fled to Australia to escape the economic woes of her birthplace, making Melbourne her new home just under a year ago. She's now finding inventive ways to support the family she left behind and to dodge the restrictions on money transfers and cash withdrawals by locals in Greece.
10:28 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
Two small bombs exploded in Bogota, Colombia's capital, on Thursday afternoon, injuring seven, according to the defense minister, who said he would deploy greater numbers of military and police onto the streets in response to the "terrorist doings."
7:51 pm July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
Of the 1.8 million people who live in Gaza – a population growing by 50,000 a year – nearly two-thirds are dependent on aid in some form or another. It is the United Nations’ longest-running relief operation, set up in 1949.
9:47 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies warned on Thursday.
8:33 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western officials as they seek to curb Iran’s known nuclear activities and keep it from pursuing others in secret.
6:18 am July 2, 2015 | 20 Comments
Tens of thousands of Greeks with Australian ties are now forming the biggest wave of immigration from Greece since the country’s civil war in the 1940s sent more than 150,000 Greeks to Australian shores.
5:26 am July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
The suicide bombing in a Kuwait mosque has raised concerns about the number of young Saudi men willing to travel to attack Shiites in smaller Gulf Arab states and so make good on a threat by Islamic State to step up violence in the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
4:51 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first US secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.
8:57 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Unlike the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in rickety boats, few people die on the Hungary-Serbia border, so the spot garners less attention. But this year it overtook Italy as the biggest entry point to the EU for illegal migrants.
1:25 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
More than 135,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in the first half of 2015, with most of the burden being borne by countries in southern Europe, according to a new report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.