World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain's BBC apologised to Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday after a senior journalist reported her lobbying against a Muslim cleric.
BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner broadcast details of a private conversation with the queen during which she supposedly told him she had complained to the last government about Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.
The queen was said to be upset that Britain had not arrested him after he preached anti-Western sermons outside a mosque in London after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
That was awkward for a head of state who has no political or executive role and is expected to stay neutral in public. The queen has never given a media interview and typically avoids controversial topics in her speeches.
The Egyptian-born cleric lost an appeal in the European courts on Monday and faces extradition from Britain to the United States.
The public broadcaster, mainly funded by a fee paid by everyone under 75 who owns a television, said the meeting had taken place some years ago.
A gunman killed seven people Thursday night in four separate locations in the U.S. state of Missouri before turning the gun on himself
Arab countries and Western states this month evacuated their embassies in Sanaa following a power grab by the Houthis
A spokesman for Turkey's Foreign Ministry said "Instead of repeating the same baseless and untrue allegations we advise them to support U.N. efforts for political dialogue"
The one-day talks, led by senior diplomats, stem from the decision announced by the two Cold War era foes on Dec. 17 to work to normalize relations
Year 2014 saw China moving away from internationally recognized norms in relation to civil and political rights, despite being urged to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Protesters waved green-and-red national flags and chanted a song whose words included a call to "stand in defence of the constitution".
The casualties have taken place in three separate attacks across the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned the partial torching of a Greek-Orthodox seminary in West Jerusalem
Muslim organizations in Europe have criticised a new law approved by the Austrian parliament, which aims to revise a historic law on the status of Muslims.
Egypt hopes the conference will bring in some $20 billion worth of investments.
Leading members of the Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad movements led the protest, in which protesters waved Palestinian flags and shouted, "Down with Zionist terrorism"
"Some seem sensitive to this argument," Laurent Fabius and Philip Hammond wrote. "In reality, Bashar represents injustice, chaos and terror. We, France and Britain, say no to all three."
BMKG, Indonesia's meteorological agency, said the quake occurred in the middle of the ocean about 104 km northwest of East Flores.
Peshmerga forces prevent Arabs from returning to their homes in disputed territories claimed by Erbil and Baghdad, according to Human Rights Watch.
The capture of Tel Hamis was announced by the Kurdish YPG militia and confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the country's civil war.