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23:41, 24 July 2017 Monday
UN 'not giving up' on Cyprus after talks collapse
22:05, 24 July 2017 Monday

UN 'not giving up' on Cyprus after talks collapse

"We have a complicated situation… We were not able to stitch it together to a final deal. That was a blow I think to everybody involved, and the question is what we can do now," Eide told reporters in Nicosia.


Greece to return to bond markets on Tuesday
14:31, 24 July 2017 Monday

Greece to return to bond markets on Tuesday

Athens "announces today that it intends to offer new euro-denominated fixed rate notes due 2022," the finance ministry said in a statement.

IMF downgrades UK's 2017 economic growth forecast
12:11, 24 July 2017 Monday

IMF downgrades UK's 2017 economic growth forecast

First post-Brexit-vote IMF forecast follows weaker-than-expected performance in first 3 months of 2017

Ryanair says quarterly profits boosted by Easter
11:54, 24 July 2017 Monday

Ryanair says quarterly profits boosted by Easter

Earnings before tax, or net profit, rallied 55 percent to 397 million euros ($463 million) in the three months to June 30 from a year earlier, Ryanair said in a results statement.


UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal
11:08, 24 July 2017 Monday

UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it had agreed last November to help relocate the boatpeople to the United States on the basis that Canberra would accept some of them who have links to Australia. 


US stock market opens lower
17:12, 24 July 2017 Monday

US stock market opens lower

Energy firms' shares down

Eight people found dead in truck in Texas parking lot
06:05, 24 July 2017 Monday

Eight people found dead in truck in Texas parking lot

In addition to the dead, there were 28 injured -- 20 of them severely -- who were being treated at seven local hospitals, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Charles Hood told reporters.


Venezuelan opposition readies fresh strike
04:05, 24 July 2017 Monday

Venezuelan opposition readies fresh strike

The walk-out comes as violent and sometimes deadly protests continue amid a political and economic crisis that has led to shortages of basic goods and soaring inflation.


Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills study
11:18, 24 July 2017 Monday

Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills: study

At present people have no option but to take lifelong, daily doses of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which keeps the HIV virus under control, but does not kill it.


OIC holds emergency meeting on Al-Aqsa crisis
15:02, 24 July 2017 Monday

OIC holds emergency meeting on Al-Aqsa crisis

OIC decried Israel's closure of Al-Aqsa mosque and installation of metal detectors at mosque gates

Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks
14:47, 24 July 2017 Monday

Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks

Jason Greenblatt's visit comes after more than a week of tensions over the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Erdogan arrives in Qatar on last leg of Gulf tour
13:29, 24 July 2017 Monday

Erdogan arrives in Qatar on last leg of Gulf tour

The tour is part of Erdogan's efforts to solve the Gulf crisis  

Israel strikes Gaza after missile across border army
10:16, 24 July 2017 Monday

Israel strikes Gaza after missile across border: army

"An (Israeli) tank targeted a post belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the southern Gaza Strip" in the early hours of the morning, the army said in a statement.

Erdogan continues his Gulf tour with Kuwait
05:03, 24 July 2017 Monday

Erdogan continues his Gulf tour with Kuwait

Beginning with Saudi Arabia, Turkish president's 2-day Gulf tour amid Qatar crisis continues with Kuwait

Jordanian killed and Israeli wounded at Amman embassy
02:08, 24 July 2017 Monday

Jordanian killed and Israeli wounded at Amman embassy

A second Jordanian was wounded "in a shooting at a residential building inside the compound of the Israeli embassy," the police said in a statement.


Libya rescues 150 migrants off Tripoli
20:04, 24 July 2017 Monday

Libya rescues 150 migrants off Tripoli

The migrants, mostly Africans and including two women and four children, were spotted off the coast of the capital Tripoli.

Attack kills 8 on border between Sudan South Sudan
15:43, 24 July 2017 Monday

Attack kills 8 on border between Sudan, South Sudan

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack  

UN-backed Libya PM to meet Khalifa Haftar near Paris
10:52, 24 July 2017 Monday

UN-backed Libya PM to meet Khalifa Haftar near Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting, the presidency said in a statement on Monday.

Zambia s president expels party critics
01:04, 24 July 2017 Monday

Zambia’s president expels party critics

Edgar Lungu expels ruling party members for insubordination, including one potential challenger for his seat


Press agenda on July 24
09:47, 24 July 2017 Monday

Press agenda on July 24

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, July 24, 2017.


Duterte vows to continue war on drugs in Philippines
17:45, 24 July 2017 Monday

Duterte vows to continue war on drugs in Philippines

Philippine president in his address to nation says he is not afraid of international condemnation  

Suicide attacker kills 22 in Pakistan's Lahore
16:11, 24 July 2017 Monday

Suicide attacker kills 22 in Pakistan's Lahore

Officials say police were target of blast that rocked northeastern city  

Japanese premier's ratings drop 10 points amid scandal
13:54, 24 July 2017 Monday

Japanese premier's ratings drop 10 points amid scandal

Shinzo Abe expected to reshuffle Cabinet to shore up support as he aims for third term in 2018  

Floodwaters swallow Myanmar pagoda
11:36, 24 July 2017 Monday

Floodwaters swallow Myanmar pagoda

Dramatic footage circulating on social media showed the riverside pagoda sinking into the flood waters in Magway region, with shocked bystanders looking on as its golden spire collapsed beneath the waves.

24 civilians killed in Afghanistan suicide attack
10:02, 24 July 2017 Monday

24 civilians killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

More than 40 people injured as suspected suicide car bomb targets bus carrying government staff

Philippines Duterte to deliver state of nation speech
09:50, 24 July 2017 Monday

Philippines’ Duterte to deliver state of nation speech

‘On the whole it will be frank, challenging, realistic but hopeful,’ spokesman says


Turkey backs dialogue to defuse Qatar wrangle
17:34, 24 July 2017 Monday

Turkey backs dialogue to defuse Qatar wrangle

Turkish presidential aide says leaders agree on mediation to find solution in Gulf region  

Turkish president marks 94 years since Lausanne treaty
16:46, 24 July 2017 Monday

Turkish president marks 94 years since Lausanne treaty

Treaty saw establishment of modern Turkey after War of Independence  

PKK attack martyrs 1 soldier in southeast Turkey
14:26, 24 July 2017 Monday

PKK attack martyrs 1 soldier in southeast Turkey

At least 6 PKK terrorists also killed in air-backed operations in Sirnak province  

Turkish Borsa up on at opening
10:39, 24 July 2017 Monday

Turkish Borsa up on at opening

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rises 0.35 percent on opening, US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.53


Turkey EU officials set to hold meeting in Brussels
12:57, 24 July 2017 Monday

Turkey, EU officials set to hold meeting in Brussels

Talks to focus on Turkey’s bid to join EU as well as counterterrorism, migration and visa liberalization

Libyan rivals set for Paris talks
12:38, 24 July 2017 Monday

Libyan rivals set for Paris talks

Emmanuel Macron to host mediation meeting between Libya's UN-backed premier, military rival

Polish president to veto controversial judicial reform
12:28, 24 July 2017 Monday

Polish president to veto controversial judicial reform

Thousands of Polish people demonstrated over amendments to widen government's authority over judiciary


Clashes leave 3 Palestinians injured in West Bank
03:02, 24 July 2017 Monday

Clashes leave 3 Palestinians injured in West Bank

Three Palestinians from the Qalandiya Refugee Camp injured protesting Israel’s new restrictions at Al-Aqsa Mosque