Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had "good discussions" with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran was committed to an accord over its contested nuclear programme.
September 2, 2014 5:24am
Ukraine's military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression”.
September 2, 2014 4:58am
The system for monitoring suspected terrorists in Britain is to be strengthened to include restrictions on where they can live, David Cameron announced.
September 2, 2014 3:25am
Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior UN official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.
September 2, 2014 3:05am
Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalised Britons returning from Syria and Iraq.
September 1, 2014 10:31pm
Police were off the streets and out of uniform in Lesotho's capital on Monday, as the mountainous kingdom experienced a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee the mountainous African country.
September 1, 2014 9:17pm
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists.
September 1, 2014 7:01pm
Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.
September 1, 2014 6:36pm
Turkey said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.
September 1, 2014 6:30pm
Japanese car maker Nissan on Monday reported a 60.3 per cent increase in sales at 3,999 units in India for the month of August.
September 1, 2014 5:15pm
Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.
September 1, 2014 4:27pm
New Zealand police on Monday hunted for a gunman who killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before fleeing on a bicycle.
September 1, 2014 11:42am
Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald significant Israeli construction in the area.
September 1, 2014 11:26am
With American bombs raining down from the sky, Shia militia fighters aligned with Iran battled Sunni extremists over the weekend, punching through their defenses to break the weeks long siege of Amerli.
September 1, 2014 11:08am
Conservative lawmakers could pledge to support Britain leaving the European Union, irrespective of what powers are returned to London from Brussels, newspaper The Independent has reported.
September 1, 2014 6:40am
President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.
September 1, 2014 6:04am
The head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee called on Monday for supplying Ukraine with weapons to fight what he called a "direct invasion" of the country by Russia.
September 1, 2014 5:46am
An ISIS attack on Europe is not just a wild fantasy of Islamic State militants anymore.
September 1, 2014 5:18am
Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.
August 31, 2014 10:24pm
An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a US embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said on Sunday.
August 31, 2014 8:29pm
Iraqi security forces and Shia militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shia Turkmen town of Amirli, following US airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
August 31, 2014 6:12pm
Iceland's authorities on Sunday raised the aviation warning code to red for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.
August 31, 2014 6:03pm
Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb on Sunday at a national-intelligence site in Somalia's capital, officials and the rebel group said.
August 31, 2014 4:14pm
Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said.
August 31, 2014 3:48pm