World Bulletin / News Desk
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is stepping down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday.
"Mr. Annan has informed me, and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Nabil Elaraby, of his intention not to renew his mandate when it expires on 31 August 2012," Ban said in a statement, adding that he and Elaraby were in discussions on appointing a successor to Annan.
"Kofi Annan deserves our profound admiration for the selfless way in which he has put his formidable skills and prestige to this most difficult and potentially thankless of assignments," Ban said.
Two demonstrators were killed, 25 protesters injured when clashes broke out late between riot police and residents demanding better living conditions
Thousands took to the streets soon after the incident, blocking roads in several districts.
Egypt court drops case against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and co-defendants for involvement in killing of protesters.
The poll is the first chance for the island, viewed as a breakaway province by giant neighbour China, to make known its views
Activists around the country said they were encouraging a boycott of Black Friday sales to highlight the purchasing power of black Americans, and to draw links between economic and racial inequality
"If the Security Council and Washington do not force Turkey to control its borders then all of this action will not eliminate (ISIL)," Moualem said,
Liberia, the nation hardest hit by the worst Ebola epidemic on record, has seen over 3,000 of its citizens killed by the disease
Moldova faces a crucial choice in the Nov. 30 parliamentary election, deciding between closer ties with Europe or a return to the orbit of its former master Russia.
The Committee said complaints included reports of beatings, burnings and electric shocks in efforts to obtain confessions
Camp Bastion was handed over to the Afghan military as part of the coalition's withdrawal of most foreign troops by the end of 2014.
The resignations of Tunahan Kuzu and Selcuk Ozturk, who were in Asscher's own Labour Party, signals a hardening of the immigration debate
The nuclear submarine Alexander Nevsky fired the missile from under water in the Barents Sea and it landed on a military training ground in Russia's far eastern peninsula of Kamchatka
Two separate polls show Tabare Vazquez winning with as much as 55 percent of Sunday's vote
A Pakistani high court barred Arab royals from hunting endangered migratory birds in the country’s southwestern Baluchistan province
The men, two Pakistani and one Indian, were seized at Emakalakala town in the Ogbia council area, a few miles from their construction base.
Armed with brooms and trash bags, a small group of people tried to enter the area where businesses were damaged, but officers turned them back.