• Man pulled alive from rubble around 80 hours after Nepal quake
    2015-04-29 02:30:14 UTC

    (Reuters) - A Nepali-French search and rescue team pulled a 28-year-old man, Rishi Khanal, from a collapsed apartment block in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on Tuesday after he had spent around 80 hours in a room with three dead bodies. Khanal appeared to have had no access to food or water during his ordeal, which began at midd...
  • Baltimore erupted in violence
    2015-04-28 07:40:34 UTC

    (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. The riots broke out blocks from where the funeral of Freddie Gray took pl...
  • 77 percent Americans back Obama's Iran nuclear deal
    2015-04-27 16:11:40 UTC

    Washington (AFP) - A solid majority of American voters back President Barack Obama's interim nuclear deal with Iran, a poll by Quinnipiac University showed Monday. Some 58 percent of voters back the outline deal, which would curb Iran's atomic program for more than a decade and subject Tehran to tough inspections. An outline agre...
  • Survivors battle for helicopters near Nepal village that vanished
    2015-06-23 08:21:52 UTC

    (Reuters) - It was three foreign trekkers who used their satellite telephone to call the rescue helicopter that landed in Nepal's Langtang Valley around midday on Tuesday, April 28. Three days earlier, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake had triggered a catastrophic landslide that buried hundreds of people in one village in the valley. <hr><...
  • German President called the Ottoman Turks massacre of Armenians 'genocide'
    2016-06-03 00:07:54 UTC

    <a href=""><h2><i>Germany recognizes the Ottoman Turks massacre of Armenians as 'genocide'</h2></i></a><hr>The German parliament is preparing a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", a move that risks stirring anger in Turkey. Drawn up by the ruling...
  • U.S. never recovered the body of Warren Weinstein, American hostage killed in operation - U.S. drone strike accidentally killed 2 hostages
    2015-04-23 17:27:57 UTC

    <strong>White House says incident with killed hostages from US operation raises legitimate questions about whether changes should be made to any protocols. There is an ongoing independent inspector general review of the operation that killed hostages to establish what happened, make recommendations.</strong> Washington - In a statem...
  • US warship may have possible confrontation with Iranian ships in waters off of Yemen
    2015-04-20 19:08:00 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi Shia rebels fighting in Yemen. The U.S. Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden an...
  • Australian Government: Australia to share secret intelligence with Iran in fight against ISIS
    2015-04-20 01:20:49 UTC

    Australia will take the step of sharing with Iran secret intelligence in fight against ISIS. Australian foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop revealed the co-operation after a meeting with Iran's President Rohani, during which she said he described Islamic State as the "most significant global threat at present". Intelligence sha...
  • U.S. says Russian S-300 missiles won't affect U.S. military options against Iran
    2015-04-17 06:10:22 UTC

    Pentagon: Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Russia’s sale of the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran does not affect the U.S.’s military options against Iran. “We’ve known about the potential for that system to be sold to Iran for several years, and have accounted for it in all of our planning,” s...
  • Putin: Deliveries of S-300 missiles to Iran are a deterrent factor in the Middle East
    2015-04-16 12:19:54 UTC

    Moscow - President Putin's question and answer session has been running for 90 minutes and is expected to run for at least another two hours, it has largely centered on domestic issues and the state of the Russian economy with Putin occasionally touching on foreign policy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his move to ap...
  • Up to 400 migrants die in boat capsize off Libya
    2015-04-15 05:42:26 UTC

    Rome (AFP) - Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa. The Italian coastguard on Monday said they had managed to rescue 144 of the people on the sunken vessel, while n...
  • Nasa Curiosity Rover Finds Water On Mars
    2015-06-23 08:23:56 UTC

    A new twist on the idea that there could be water on Mars has emerged from data collected by the Nasa Curiosity rover indicating that liquid brine may be ubiquitous across the surface of the Red Planet. Scientists have detected the presence of a chemical substance in the Martian soil that absorbs water vapour from the atmosphere to ...
  • Pope calls Armenian slaughter by Ottoman Turks 'first genocide of the 20th century'
    2016-06-25 09:57:37 UTC

    <h2>Pope says 'never again' to tragedies like Armenian genocide</h2> A somber Pope Francis, "with pain in my heart," paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labeled a genocide, risking Turkey's ire. Francis, on the second day of his trip to Armenia, made an early morning stop a...
  • Cuban President Raul Castro: Obama is an honest man, he had no responsibility for the US blockade against Cuba
    2015-04-12 03:16:02 UTC

    Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a stunning defense of President Barack Obama on Saturday, absolving him of responsibility for the U.S. blockade against Cuba hours before the two were expected to hold the first major meeting between a U.S. and Cuban president in more than half a century. Castro, in his speech to the Summit of the...
  • Carter: Deal with Tehran 'can't be based on trust'
    2015-04-11 20:04:39 UTC

    <strong>After Iran's Khamenei rules out 'extraordinary supervision measures,' US Secretary of defense Carter says deal with Tehran 'can't be based on trust', adding inspections 'absolutely' would have to include military sites</strong> Beefing up international monitoring of Iran's nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling bloc...
  • More than 160 dolphins beach in Japan
    2015-04-10 16:17:59 UTC

    HOKOTA, Japan (AFP) - More than 160 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, beached in Japan on Friday, sparking frantic efforts by locals and coastguards to save them. Rescuers were battling to stop the creatures' skin from drying out as they lay on a beach about 100 kilometres northeast...
  • Canadian fighter jets carried out their first airstrike against ISIS in Syria
    2015-04-09 08:11:50 UTC

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced plans last month to expand the airstrikes into Syria. Today Canadian fighter jets have carried out their first airstrike against ISIS in Syria, hitting one of the Sunni militant group's garrisons. The CF-18 Hornets bombed near ISIS' de facto capital of Raqqa, Canada's Department of...
  • Leading Nuclear Experts Endorse Iran Nuclear Agreement
    2015-04-07 09:47:02 UTC

    <strong>Leading Nuclear Security Experts, Former Negotiators Call P5+1 Nuclear Framework Agreement With Iran "A Net-Plus for Nonproliferation"</strong> Diplomats, scientists and other activists began making their own arguments for the preliminary nuclear deal reached last week, releasing statements that praised the agreement and u...
  • We were punishing an innocent man: CIA employees after torture of Canadian Maher Arar
    2015-04-07 19:22:02 UTC

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A former spy has described the debate within the CIA over the arrest, rendition and torture of Canadian Maher Arar, saying multiple colleagues warned against it because they were convinced they were punishing an innocent man. The account from former CIA officer John Kiriakou sheds new light on decade-old events that...
  • The Obama Doctrine and Iran
    2015-04-06 08:00:26 UTC

    Two days after the announcement of the deal between Iran and the major world powers – achieved in Switzerland after 18 months of talks and which must be finalised by the end of June – Obama spoke to the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at the White House for an interview that was published online on Sunday April 5th 2015. <i...
  • Pope Francis: Easter message urges peace in Iraq and Syria
    2015-04-05 11:07:09 UTC

    Pope Francis has called for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his traditional Easter Sunday message. He urged the international community to address the "immense humanitarian tragedy" in both countries. The Pope also called for peace in the Holy Land, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo...
  • Somali militants threaten more bloody attacks against Kenya after they killed nearly 150 people
    2016-01-19 02:53:45 UTC

    <hr><blockquote><h3><i><a href="">Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump — According to polling data, Donal Trump may dominate the GOP race but compared to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton still takes the lead in the 2016 presidential election.</h3></a></i></blockquote><hr> Kenya (Reuters) - ...
  • World leaders and U.S. Republicans react to Iran nuclear framework
    2016-01-19 03:00:31 UTC

    <hr><blockquote><h3><i><a href="">Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump — According to polling data, Donal Trump may dominate the GOP race but compared to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton still takes the lead in the 2016 presidential election.</h3></a></i></blockquote><hr> It hasn't been the f...
  • Obama Administration Freezes Iran's Nuclear Program
    2015-04-03 05:34:41 UTC

    President Obama on Thursday announced a “historic understanding” with Iran that he said would prevent that country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Moments before the president spoke from the White House, top diplomatic officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, announced the framework for a final agreement on the future of the Iranian nuclea...
  • Opposition ( Muhammadu Buhari ) wins Nigeria election
    2015-03-31 20:15:00 UTC

    Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria. Gen Buhari's party said his opponent, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, had admitted defeat and congratulated him. Mr Jonathan trailed Gen Buhari by about two million votes when he conceded. Observers have generally ...