Baghdad: For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilisations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities,
Warsaw: Poland`s Prime Minister-designate on Friday unveiled a new Cabinet without Radoslaw Sikorski, who as foreign minister made international headlines for his vocal stance on the Ukraine
Seoul/Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries`
Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has reportedly launched a chemical attack on Iraqi forces in Saladin province, media reports claimed on Friday.
The attack took place
Washington: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may be hogging the headlines but the Syrian reincarnation of the old al Qaeda is being considered a more serious threat to the United
Sarajevo: Bosnian prosecutors on Friday indicted two former Bosnian Serb police officials of charges of helping perpetrate genocide in Srebrenica, where some 8,000 Muslim men were killed by
Conakry: Guinea vowed on Friday to hunt down the killers of an Ebola education team found dead two days after they were attacked by angry locals in a town at the epicentre of the outbreak.
Vienna: Two conservative town council members in eastern Austria have resigned from their posts and left the People`s Party after a documentary film showed them singing and toasting one another
Beirut: Jihadists, who swept like an army across Iraq and Syria, are expected to return to guerrilla warfare and melt into the population to avoid heavy losses from US-led air strikes,
Vienna: Nearly 700 OSCE observers will monitor Ukraine`s key parliamentary vote on October 26, the pan-European security body said on Friday, as it opened an election observer office in
Tokyo: Japan`s Foreign Ministry on Friday insisted there was no mystery behind human skulls stored at its consulate in Chicago for three months, saying officials were checking if they were the
Arsal: A rocket attack on a Lebanese Army vehicle patrolling the outskirts of flashpoint border town Arsal on Friday wounded two soldiers, a military official told a news agency.
Kampala: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has sacked Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, a State House statement said here on Friday.
The statement said Mbabazi has been replaced by
Paris: France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over
Rome: Silvio Berlusconi`s political career was declared all but over earlier this year as legal woes and poor voting figures took their toll, but the media magnate continues to haunt Italy
Baghdad: Bombings in and near the Iraqi capital and a blast in the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 22 people on Friday, security and medical officials said.
The attacks come
Madrid: Spain is "very happy" Scotland has voted against breaking away from Britain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday, as he faced down a bid by the Catalonia region for its own
Maseru: Police and military exchanged gunfire in Lesotho`s capital Maseru in the early hours of Friday, the latest spasm of violence to rock Africa`s tiny mountain kingdom.
Moscow: Moscow is considering measures to disconnect Russian cyberspace, the last forum for free expression in the country, in emergency situations such as military hostilities or major
Berlin: Muslims across Germany are holding a day of prayers and rallies on Friday to condemn Islamic extremism and a backlash against their faith that has seen arson attacks on mosques.
Minsk: Warring parties in Ukraine meet on Friday to try to find a lasting solution to a brutal conflict that has killed around 3,000 people and stoked Western alarm about Russia`s territorial
Beijing: A Chinese court will next week try a former deputy head of its top planning agency with corruption, state media said on Friday, after allegations against him were posted online and as
Ankara: Turkey on Friday opened up its border to thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State (IS) insurgents in neighbouring Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Manila: Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippine capital on Friday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country.
Turkey: "Chastity patrols", created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go "well covered" in public.
At the beginning of summer,
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