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European Union sanctions more Syrian entities

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 00:21

European Union (EU) Tuesday expanded sanctions against Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

Rajapaksa wants world leaders to see Sri Lanka`s reality

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 22:13

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said he wishes to see more foreign leaders visiting his country to experience the island`s post conflict progress.

Syria`s Assad to be sworn in, set out plans for new term

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:13

President Bashar al-Assad will be sworn in and set out his plans for a new seven-year term, state media reported, after his victory in an election that affirmed his grip on power more than three years into Syria`s civil war.

Singaporean of Indian-origin fighting in Syrian civil war

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:20

An Indian-origin Singaporean along with several of the country`s nationals, is part of some 12,000 foreigners fighting in the Syrian civil war, the government said today.

Patients shot in hospital beds in `horrific` South Sudan civil war: MSF

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:56

Violence in South Sudan`s civil war including the execution of scores of hospital patients is the worst seen for decades and is an "affront to human dignity", Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in 1991

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:39

China is re-opening its embassy in Somalia some 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war.

US welcomes Sri Lanka rights probe panel

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 06:56

The US has welcomed the United Nations` announcement of experts, who will advise the team probing the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the last months of civil war in 2009.

Attack from Syria kills teen on Israeli-occupied Golan, Israel says

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:52

An attack from inside Syria on Sunday killed a 15-year-old on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the first fatality on Israel`s side of the frontier since the Syrian civil war began, the military said.

Saudi warns of civil war in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:52

Saudi Arabia warned Wednesday of the risks of a civil war in Iraq with unpredictable consequences for the region, after Sunni militants seized large areas from Shiite-led government forces.

Iraq hits militants as Brahimi blames neglect of Syria

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 00:25

Iraq on Sunday said it had "regained the initiative" against militants who seized vast swathes of territory, as former UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi blamed the crisis on global neglect of Syria`s civil war.

50,000 children facing death in war-torn South Sudan: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:55

More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations warned today as it begged for over a billion dollars to support those hit by six months of civil war.

S Sudan`s warring leaders agree deadline for new govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 01:29

South Sudan`s president and rebel chief met today in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia`s prime minster said.