World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt's new president, preparing to make his debut on the stage of world diplomacy with an initiative over the Syrian crisis, called on Monday for President Bashar al-Assad's allies to help lever the Syrian leader out of power.
"Now is the time to stop this bloodshed and for the Syrian people to regain their full rights and for this regime that kills its people to disappear from the scene," Mohamed Mursi said in his first interview with an international news organisation.
Mursi, 61, was speaking to Reuters before travelling this week to China and Iran, two countries which, along with Russia, have so far opposed Arab and Western calls to end Assad's rule.
"There is no room to talk about reform, but the discussion is about change," Mursi said, adding Egypt had repeated that "the friends of the Syrian people in China and Russia and other states" need to back ordinary Syrians.
Alex Tsipras, leader of the left-wing Syriza party will meet with Sisi, on a visit to Egypt on Thursday for the official opening of the Suez Canal.
Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday that it had submitted a bid for vast Arctic territories that could contain large quantities of oil and gas to the United Nations.
Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov's comments come after Washington announced air cover for US-trained rebels in Syria
Juncker has warned the EU to not be influenced by "populist" theories of refugees and to not turn them away.
Three energy companies region all denied that any of their operations were the source of the mysterious oil sheen.
Corruption is seen as one of the biggest obstacles to moving forward in the economy.
Judge throws out longstanding case against Julius Malema after prosecutors request yet another postponement
An Israeli police officer was shielded by Palestinian men after rocks were thrown at them in the West Bank.
A suspicious package left at the university is being investigated by Norweigan police.
Nigerian militant group sabotages gas pipeline, halting production at Benin’s only power plant, president says
Palestinian Economy Ministry says tainted products came from nearby Jewish settlements
Abuja-based NGO says ‘some members’ of Boko Haram have asked it to mediate ‘comprehensive’ talks with the government
Italy says monetary fund needed to prevent members from crashing out of eurozone
About twenty people were also kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram men
According to International Organization for Migration, the death toll so far in 2015 has reconfirmed the Mediterranean route to reach Europe as deadliest
Ukrainian President called for National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine emergency session