Negotiators representing Kiev and Ukraine's separatists agreed early Saturday to stop fighting and create a 30-km demilitarised zone in order to bring lasting peace to eastern Ukraine, they said after talks in Minsk.
September 20, 2014 5:33am
Top US diplomat John Kerry on Friday made a passionate plea to wipe out poverty and improve health and education as the most powerful antidote to the "toxic" beliefs of extremists.
September 20, 2014 3:16am
Baloch separatist leaders on Friday called on Pakistan to follow in Britain’s footsteps by holding a referendum similar to Scotland’s on granting independence to the insurgency-hit province.
September 20, 2014 3:05am
The man who led France from 2007 to 2012 announced on Friday on Facebook that he's joining the race to lead his conservative UMP party in elections next month. The widely expected move is seen as a first step toward running for president in 2017.
September 20, 2014 3:02am
Saarc countries today vowed to combat common challenges of terrorism, piracy, human trafficking, drugs smuggling, cyber crime and corruption by forging cooperation among the law enforcement agencies of the eight-member grouping.
September 19, 2014 7:45pm
Anti-Islamic advertisements will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.
September 19, 2014 7:14pm
In the day's deadliest attack, a parked explosives-packed car detonated near the al-Mubarak mosque in central Baghdad's mostly
September 19, 2014 6:17pm
France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq on Fridat, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the jihadists.
September 19, 2014 5:55pm
Moscow is considering measures to disconnect Russian cyberspace, the last forum for free expression in the country, in emergency situations such as military hostilities or major protests, a newspaper reported on Friday.
September 19, 2014 4:50pm
A Pakistani court on Friday cleared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother, Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif of all charges pertaining to a money laundering case filed 14 years ago.
September 19, 2014 3:41pm
Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.
September 19, 2014 2:54pm
The sentences are suspended for three years, meaning that if any of the seven is found guilty of a similar offence, the punishment is then carried out.
September 19, 2014 2:44pm
The strategy is an acknowledgment of the failure of the Shiite-dominated national security forces to operate effectively and fairly in Sunni regions.
September 19, 2014 11:00am
A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small town in rural northern Florida, a sheriff said.
September 19, 2014 10:49am
Presidential spokeswoman Abigal Valte said that work in government offices in the capital and 15 other provinces has been suspended.
September 19, 2014 9:47am
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.
September 19, 2014 8:35am
The new chief of Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI is likely to be named next week amid political turmoil in the coup-prone country, according to a media report.
September 19, 2014 6:11am
Moderate Syrian rebels, once made battle-ready by a US-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that the Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out.
September 18, 2014 10:41pm
Police today said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group.
September 18, 2014 8:23pm
Over 100 Muslim clerics, groups and individuals in the UK have made a united appeal to the Islamic State terror group to show mercy and release a British hostage under their captivity.
September 18, 2014 6:37pm
Thailand's junta chief apologized on Wednesday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers.
September 18, 2014 5:51pm
The death toll from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria's financial capital Lagos has risen to 80 after more bodies were pulled from the rubble, rescuers said today.
September 18, 2014 5:43pm
Obama has consistently said he will not put US "boots on the ground".
September 18, 2014 1:44pm
The Korean Peninsula is still technically in a state of war because there's never been a peace treaty to end the 1950-53 Korean War.
September 18, 2014 12:58pm