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Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: Ministry

Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: Ministry

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:57

Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi`ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said the initial investigation showed that a homemade bomb had detonated inside the vehicle.

Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:49

Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow late Saturday, with the Orthodox religious leaders in each capital trading barbs over the crisis in Ukraine.

US ground forces to be sent to Poland: Report

US ground forces to be sent to Poland: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:46

Poland`s defense minister has said US ground forces will be sent to his country to expand NATO`s presence there as events unfold in neighboring Ukraine, The Washington Post reported.

Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus `like a miracle

Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus `like a miracle

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:45

With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years.

Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants

Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:42

Violence in Iraq killed 29 people today, most of them militants who died in a security forces assault that pushed them out of an area west of Baghdad, officials said.

Ukraine, Russia united in Orthodox faith: Russian patriarch

Ukraine, Russia united in Orthodox faith: Russian patriarch

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:37

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church led prayers in Moscow for the Russians of Ukraine on Saturday, condemning those who he said wanted to "destroy Holy Russia". 

Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:35

Japan broke ground today on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.

Egypt`s el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

Egypt`s el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:34

Egypt`s former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.

South Korea ferry steered by novice young woman; 13 more bodies found, toll 49

South Korea ferry steered by novice young woman; 13 more bodies found, toll 49

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 08:49

The divers on Saturday night managed to retrieve three bodies that were spotted early morning by them, raising the death toll from the ferry sinking to 36, said reports.

 Egypt Brotherhood leader jailed for prosecutor insult

Egypt Brotherhood leader jailed for prosecutor insult

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 01:13

An Egyptian court on Satuday sentenced an Islamist leader on trial for murder alongside deposed president Mohamed Morsi to a year in jail for insulting a prosecutor, judicial sources said.