Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
France and Turkey concur that anti-ISIL operations must extend beyond Kobane as President Erdoğan again demands a wider fight against al-Assad
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Swept along by the excitement as the Berlin Wall was torn down, former top Soviet officials now say, 25 years on, they feel stabbed in the back by the West.
RAMALLAH - Agence France-Presse
Sweden on Oct. 30 officially recognized the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Oct. 31.
Turkish Kurds cheered the soldiers as a Peshmerga convoy was crossing the border district of Nusaybin, waving Kurdish flags and flashing victory signs
Turkish warplanes have confronted Russian jets over the Black Sea, as NATO aircraft also tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and sorties of fighters over the Baltic
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
UN chief Ban Ki-moon met the president of Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, under heavy security Oct. 29 in Mogadishu
SAINT PETERSBURG - Agence France-Presse
An outspoken Russian lawmaker behind a controversial anti-gay law on Friday called for Apple boss Tim Cook to be banned from entering the country after he became the first CEO of a major US company to reveal he is gay.
ŞANLIURFA - Agence France-Presse
A group of 150 Syrian fighters from the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Oct. 29 crossed into Syria from Turkey to join Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Oct. 30 a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.
Washington has welcomed the deployment of Peshmerga fighters in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, describing the Kurdish fighters as a 'partner on the ground'
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