Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry says new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region are a "collective punishment" on residents who voted last March to join Russia
A Taliban massacre at a school is "Pakistan's 9/11", the country's top foreign policy official told AFP Friday, saying the assault that left 149 dead would change the country's approach to fighting terror.
Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.
In an article for CNN.com, the founder of Chobani Greek Yogurt Hamdi Ulukaya urges the world to ‘step up’ on the Syria refugee crisis
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Dec. 19, police said
The European Union must thrash out a strategy for Russia that lasts for many years, and looks past sanctions that have hammered Moscow's economy, the bloc's new leader Donald Tusk warned Dec. 18.
Three Turks accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) had no links to either the spy agency or the Directorate of Overseas Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters Dec. 19.
Iraqi Kurds claimed Dec. 18 to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped
U.S. counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by ISIL militants
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Dec. 18.
Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic contested charges of deliberately shelling civilians during the siege of Sarajevo
PRETORIA - Agence France-Presse
A South African judge on Dec. 9 delayed a ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius's five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time.
South Africans mark anniversary of Mandela's death
Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Dec. 5 at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his death
Nigeria vows to hunt those behind 'heinous' mosque attacks
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks that killed at least 120 at the mosque of an Islamic leader who issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.
NAHYAT AL-AYADHIYA, Iraq - Agence France-Presse
YEREVAN - Agence France-Presse
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian resigned Thursday, the deputy parliament speaker told AFP, saying the premier had been looking to leave his post for a month.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Historic breakthrough in US-Cuba relations
The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and ease a five-decade US trade embargo against its communist foe.
Jeb latest Bush to launch US presidential bid
Jeb Bush, son to one former US president and brother to another, threw his hat into the ring for the 2016 race Tuesday, announcing he was laying the groundwork for a campaign.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek 'regime change' in Russia
ISLAMABAD - Agence France-Presse
Pakistan is to end its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister's office announced Dec. 17, a day after Taliban militants killed 141 people in an attack on a school
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Putin praises Erdoğan as ‘tough man’ for defying EU over pipeline decision
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a “tough man”
New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov
New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time, Lavrov reportedly said
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