Hong Kong: Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if the territory's top
Limassol: A British military officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days.
Canberra: The Australian Parliament on Wednesday passed a raft of counter-terrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite concerns about its impact on press freedom.
Donetsk: Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared on Wednesday to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, the seizure of which would be a strategic victory for the pro-
Washington: President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly today to address areas of tension in their relationship, with US
Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the West on Wednesday to find a long-term solution to crises in Syria and Iraq, saying dropping "tons of bombs" on Islamic State militants
Beirut: Fierce fighting between Kurdish militia and Islamic State jihadists for a strategic Syrian border town killed at least 10 people overnight, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.
London: Buckingham Palace has revealed a sticky reality - Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a cleaner who can oversee the removal of chewing gum left by visitors to a royal residence.
Washington: Days after an armed intruder jumped over a fence and trespassed into the White House, another security lapse has come into light.
The lapse took place on September 16 when
Damascus:Twin car bomb explosions in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least 18 people, mostly children, and wounded 40 others, state news agency SANA reported.
Baghdad: The UN mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organisation's death toll does not include
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has complained to UN chief Ban Ki-moon that a probe by the world body into the Gaza war is one-sided, his foreign ministry said today.
London: British prosecutors on Wednesday dropped seven terror charges against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg relating to the conflict in Syria.
The 45-year-old has been
As his successor began his first day in office Wednesday, former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced he was setting up a consultancy to advise governments, business and international
Moscow: Russia has pulled out of a popular US-funded student exchange programme, accusing its organisers of violating the rules by allowing a teenager to stay behind in the United States
London: The United Kingdom`s Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that `Islamic State terrorists could acquire chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons` to attack Britain if they are
Two blasts near a school in the government-controlled central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday left a number of people dead and injured, including children, state media said.
As a teen, Salim Benghalem smoked weed and went out clubbing. Now, the Frenchman is an Islamic State jihadist wanted by Washington which accuses him of carrying out executions for the extremist
Sitting on a hill just a few kilometres from the clashes between Islamic State insurgents and Kurdish militia, a group of Turkish Kurds have found the ideal vantage point to follow the deadly
The Philippines` police chief faced calls Wednesday to resign after admitting he accepted gifts and favours worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he insisted they were not bribes.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has complained to UN chief Ban Ki-moon that a probe by the world body into the Gaza war is one-sided, his foreign ministry said Wednesday.
Mursitpinar: Kurdish fighters backed by US-led coalition air strikes were locked in a fierce battle Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of jihadists
Kiev: Ten civilians died in attacks in Ukraine`s rebel-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, including from a shell that hit a school on the first day of class, regional authorities said, blaming
Sydney: Australia`s intelligence agencies will have enhanced powers after tougher counter-terror legislation passed parliament on Wednesday, despite concerns the changes could hurt press
The Hague: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday said "all Serbs" were on trial as he began his closing statement to the Yugoslav war crimes court, where he is charged
Day in Pics: 1st October
Showbiz World - October 1, 2014
George Clooney - Amal Alamuddin grand Venice wedding