6:54 pm February 28, 2015 | No Comment
The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers' knowledge of his movements.
11:52 am February 28, 2015 | No Comment
Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday.
11:38 am February 28, 2015 | No Comment
Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds.
7:17 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them - and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
5:44 pm February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.
3:05 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
Nepal's Supreme Court has rejected the possibility of amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during a decade-long civil war, in a victory for human rights activists and victims' groups.
12:31 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African ivory carvings ahead of next week's visit by Britain's Prince William, a strong critic of the ivory trad
9:25 pm February 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
The "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London
8:30 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear program over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020, US researchers warned on Tuesday.
7:32 am February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
The American public has grown more supportive of the US fight against the Islamic State group, with nearly two-thirds now backing the air campaign against the jihadists, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
7:21 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
World leaders have proved “shameful and ineffective” in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, calling 2014 a “catastrophic” year.
9:11 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Police in Pakistan have arrested a schoolgirl for trying to extort money from wealthy men by pretending she was linked to Taliban militants, officers said on Tuesday.
8:45 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
The world will have to cooperate with Syria to halt the trade in looted antiquities that helps fund jihadist groups, Syria’s culture minister said, putting the onus on Turkey to stop the smuggling across their shared frontier.
10:52 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
The United States and regional power India voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges, and denied legal access and medical treatment.
8:16 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
As many as 13,000 victims of slavery in Britain are forced to work in factories and farms, sold for sex in brothels, or imprisoned in domestic servitude, among other forms of exploitation, according to the Home Office (interior ministry). In response to the problem, the government announced in 2013 a draft bill which would raise the maximum penalty for traffickers to life imprisonment. The Modern Slavery Bill is widely expected to be passed before elections in May.