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15:02, 18 January 2017 Wednesday
Russia says Snowden can stay two more years
12:08, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Russia says Snowden can stay two more years

The former National Security Agency contractor shook the American intelligence establishment to its core in 2013 with a series of devastating leaks on mass surveillance in the US and around the world.


quot We respect Kosovo's right to manage its borders quot
09:37, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

"We respect Kosovo's right to manage its borders": US Embassy

“Kosovo is a sovereign, independent country and we respect the right of Kosovo to manage who and what crosses its borders”, the online declaration says.

Serbia and Kosovo declare war of words
09:08, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Serbia and Kosovo declare war of words

The move was lambasted as a "deliberate provocation" by Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci, who suggested it was part of a plan to annex the Serb-populated north of his country.


Iraqi PM asks for help rebuilding resettling displaced
14:58, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Iraqi PM asks for help rebuilding, resettling displaced

Haider al-Abadi calls on Saudi-led alliance to help Iraq repatriate displaced persons and rebuild shattered infrastructure

Putin dismisses secret Trump dossier claims
08:22, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Putin dismisses secret Trump dossier claims

Russian leader slams what he calls fabrications used to smear US president-elect


Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots
06:07, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Inmates climbed on the roof and set up barriers of furniture in a northeastern jail inhabited by warring rival drug gangs.

Mexico probes drug links to deadly club shooting
04:09, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Mexico probes drug links to deadly club shooting

Monday's shooting at the Blue Parrot club during the BPM electronic music festival rocked Playa del Carmen, a usually peaceful Caribbean seaside town.


HDP leader faces jail for insulting President Erdogan
14:21, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

HDP leader faces jail for insulting President Erdogan

Indictment seeks up to four years in prison for Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of opposition Peoples' Democratic Party

Turkish justice minister confident about reform vote
14:06, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Turkish justice minister confident about reform vote

Bekir Bozdag expects constitutional changes to be passed by lawmakers  

Two PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in eastern Turkey
08:55, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Two PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in eastern Turkey

Police forces raid a house where PKK members reportedly plotting a terrorist attack


Turkish prosecutors seek army suspects over coup links
10:57, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Turkish prosecutors seek army suspects over coup links

Arrest warrants issued for 243 suspects allegedly linked to FETO terror network across 54 Turkish provinces

Europe fails to comply with EU-Turkey deal Greece
01:00, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Europe fails to comply with EU-Turkey deal: Greece

EU countries fail to relocate promised number of refugees, Greek Migration Ministry says


Palestinian killed in Israeli home demolition
10:47, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Palestinian killed in Israeli home demolition

Four other Palestinians wounded as Israeli police conduct demolition raid in the Negev desert village of Um Al Hiran.


Philippines' Duterte taunts bishops to take drugs
14:04, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Philippines' Duterte taunts bishops to take drugs

Duterte launched his broadside in response to the powerful Catholic Church mounting a campaign to stop the killings in his anti-drugs drive, which has claimed about 6,000 lives in less than seven months.

9 workers die in Chinese mine collapse
13:41, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

9 workers die in Chinese mine collapse

Of 10 miners trapped by the disaster, one saved and given medical treatment, but the rest die

MH370 Decision to end search angers families
12:52, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

MH370: Decision to end search angers families

Malaysia Airlines remains hopeful for closure over flight, which disappeared in 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board

Indonesia Minors given 2 years over church bombing
12:30, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Indonesia: Minors given 2 years over church bombing

Last November's bombing sent 4 children to hospital, one of whom died of burns over most of her body

Bollywood's Salman Khan cleared in illegal arms case
10:45, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Bollywood's Salman Khan cleared in illegal arms case

Khan, 51, has now been acquitted in three out of four cases filed against him for hunting rare black bucks, a native species of antelope, while shooting a film in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in 1998.

Samsung heir awaits court ruling on arrest
10:21, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Samsung heir awaits court ruling on arrest

Lee Jae-Yong, 48, was tight-lipped as he left the Seoul Central District Court after a four-hour hearing, television footage showed. He declined to speak to reporters.

Australia names first indigenous minister
09:43, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Australia names first indigenous minister

Ken Wyatt became Minister for Aged Care and for Indigenous Health when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reshuffled his executive following the resignation of the health minister in an expenses scandal. 

Thai south Muslims mourn death of rebel 'spiritual leader'
09:04, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Thai south Muslims mourn death of rebel 'spiritual leader'

Sapae-ing established a leading Islamic school and became a folkloric figure for many Malay-Muslims in Thailand's culturally distinct far south despite being in self-exile since 2004.


Egypt authorities refer 145 civilians to military court
14:38, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Egypt authorities refer 145 civilians to military court

Defendants charged with involvement in two high-profile assassination attempts last year, judicial source says

US confirms four strikes on al-Bab
08:40, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

US confirms four strikes on al-Bab

Strikes 'were a result of continued coordination with Turkey', U.S.-led coalition says


Turkey retains tight lira liquidity to boost value
12:25, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Turkey retains tight lira liquidity to boost value

Central Bank skips repo auction for fifth trading day to stem sharp decline in lira value against other currencies

World Tourism sector on rise despite economic crises
02:01, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

World Tourism sector on rise despite economic crises

Number of tourists across the world rose to all time high of 1.235 billion last year, World Tourism Organization said on Tuesday.


Disaster hits Greek fishermen who saved refugees
10:09, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Disaster hits Greek fishermen who saved refugees

Extreme weather ruins small fishing boats which saved many lives during 2015 refugee crisis

Estonia Lithuania to allow US troop deployments
09:49, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Estonia, Lithuania to allow US troop deployments

The bilateral agreement is being dubbed “a first of its kind.” and follows the signing of an agreement by Latvia last week

Tajani elected as new European Parliament head
09:48, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Tajani elected as new European Parliament head

Antonio Tajani will replace German Social Democratic politician Martin Schulz

Estonians join paramilitary forces to face Russia fears
09:27, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Estonians join paramilitary forces to face Russia fears

Fear of neighbouring Russia is leading many Estonians to volunteer as paramilitaries, giving up weekends for training

Italian police seize properties of ex-mafia boss
03:05, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Italian police seize properties of ex-mafia boss

The 62-year-old Maniero led the powerful Venetian mala del Brenta mafia group until the mid-1990s.


Ethiopian ruling party holds dialogue with opposition
13:53, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Ethiopian ruling party holds dialogue with opposition

Comprehensive dialogue hailed as promising long-term solutions to political tensions, but format is criticized

Lightning kills six at Zimbabwe wake
12:58, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Lightning kills six at Zimbabwe wake

Heavy rains have deluged Zimbabwe in recent days, causing floods and killing people who attempted to cross rivers that had burst their banks.

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens of refugees
10:10, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens of refugees

A Nigerian air strike mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more.

France weighs UN sanctions regime for Mali
09:39, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

France weighs UN sanctions regime for Mali

A French-led military intervention that started in January 2013 helped Mali drive out rebels, but rebels remain active across large parts of the region


Obama grants Chelsea Manning early release
09:57, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Obama grants Chelsea Manning early release

Ex-army analyst to be released from military prison May 17; was sentenced to 35 years in jail in 2013

Growing number of lawmakers to skip Trump inauguration
08:51, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Growing number of lawmakers to skip Trump inauguration

59 lawmakers from both the House of Representatives -- all Democrats -- will boycott Trump's swearing-in

Orlando shooter's wife charged in relation to attack
05:02, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Orlando shooter's wife charged in relation to attack

She is also charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly misleading local police in Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on information relating to the attack.