Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked on Friday to delay his trial until at least September 2015.
August 30, 2014 8:42am
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: “It's best not to mess with us.”
August 30, 2014 6:19am
US President Barack Obama conceded on Thursday that his administration did not have a strategy yet to combat the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
August 30, 2014 5:53am
Pakistan’s powerful army on Friday stepped into the political crisis by talking to two protesting organizations but delivered a snub to the beleaguered government which had claimed that it had not sought military’s mediation.
August 30, 2014 5:17am
A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home.
August 30, 2014 12:13am
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied on Friday in the capital and across the country against an armed Shia rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies.
August 29, 2014 9:48pm
A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the ministry of health said on Friday.
August 29, 2014 9:41pm
Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.
August 29, 2014 9:34pm
The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said on Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.
August 29, 2014 8:54pm
Ukraine said on Friday that it would seek the protection of Nato membership after what Kiev and its Western allies say is the open participation of the Russian military in the war in Ukraine's eastern provinces.
August 29, 2014 8:47pm
A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday.
August 29, 2014 3:02pm
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
August 29, 2014 2:27pm
Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.
August 29, 2014 2:23pm
Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.
August 29, 2014 11:33am
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leaders on Friday met the army chief Raheel Sharif to find a solution to end the on-going political crisis in the country.
August 29, 2014 10:45am
President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he has not yet developed a broad strategy for confronting Islamic State in an acknowledgement that he has not decided whether to launch air strikes against the militant group in Syria.
August 29, 2014 8:00am
The United States openly accused Russia on Thursday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion.
August 29, 2014 7:15am
Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.
August 29, 2014 7:08am
The FBI is investigating a suspected Russian cyber attack on a number of American banks. Hackers are believed to have targeted JP Morgan and at least four other banks in the US, amid increasing concern over cyber security from watchdogs on both sides of the Atlantic.
August 29, 2014 6:53am
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
August 29, 2014 6:35am
American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria's air defenses and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons, current and former US officials say.
August 28, 2014 11:04pm
Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday.
August 28, 2014 9:30pm
China said on Thursday it will continue responding to US military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a US Navy plane last week.
August 28, 2014 8:18pm
British Prime Minister David Cameron is gearing up to make a strong business case for Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom after 200 business leaders signed an open letter backing independence.
August 28, 2014 8:09pm