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11:53, 21 December 2014 Sunday
10 years on tsunami warning stumbles at the quot last
10:58, 21 December 2014 Sunday

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

A far bigger concern is getting warnings to at-risk coastal communities, and making sure people get to safety in time.


Croatia may block Serbia s EU bid over war crime
10:25, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Croatia may block Serbia’s EU bid over war crime probes

Croatian foreign minister warns prosecution of war crime suspects in Serbia is a benchmark test toward the European Union


Cuba says U S must respect its communist system
09:10, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

Castro said he is open to discussing a wide range of issues but that they should also cover the United States and he insisted Cuba would not give up its socialist principles


South Korea halts U S poultry imports due to bird
10:54, 21 December 2014 Sunday

South Korea halts U.S. poultry imports due to bird flu

The suspension comes as South Korea is struggling to contain its own outbreak of bird flu in birds.

Austria says EU must not seek collapse of Russian economy
09:20, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Austria says EU must not seek collapse of Russian economy

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann justified the original sanctions as "a self-defence step", but added: "Our goal cannot be tightening the sanctions."


Syrian refugees cause businesses boom in Turkey
09:58, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Syrian refugees cause businesses boom in Turkey

Some 1,122 -over 26 percent of total- of foreign-partnered companies were founded directly by Syrians or as partners with local businessmen between January and November.


Turkmen flee Iraq's Tel Afar after intense clashes
10:09, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Turkmen flee Iraq's Tel Afar after intense clashes

Turkmen in Tel Afar are fleeing into Mosul due to the clashes while Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain


Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea
09:33, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea

Putin has remained defiant in the face of these setbacks, repeatedly defending Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine


Hamas asks Egypt to pressure Israel to abide by truce
09:35, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Hamas asks Egypt to pressure Israel to abide by truce

Israeli airstrikes on land in southern Gaza are a major violation of the Egypt-mediated cease-fire agreement, Haniyeh told reporters


Afghan Taliban decry quot biased quot U N report on
11:49, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Afghan Taliban decry "biased" U.N. report on civilian casualties

Denouncing a U.N. report as "biased and unfounded", the fighters accused U.N. investigators of intentionally skewing statistics to blame the Taliban.

India Hindu group to press ahead on conversions in challenge
11:10, 21 December 2014 Sunday

India Hindu group to press ahead on conversions in challenge to Modi

Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the ideological wing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, said India was a "Hindu nation"

Indonesia aims to retrieve 1 8 million illegal workers
09:52, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Indonesia aims to retrieve 1.8 million illegal workers

Government plans to bring undocumented immigrants back

09:49, 21 December 2014 Sunday

UN team finally meets Montagnard refugees in Cambodia

After more than a month hiding in jungle, Christian refugees to have asylum claims processed

Modi's party unlikely to form occupied Kashmir govt - polls
09:29, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Modi's party unlikely to form occupied Kashmir govt - polls

A regional group is expected to emerge with most seats, but will still fall short of a clear majority, polls showed.


11 executed in Jordan after 8-year death penalty freeze
11:43, 21 December 2014 Sunday

11 executed in Jordan after 8-year death penalty freeze

The spokesman did not reveal the nationalities of the defendants, nor did he disclose the method by which the death sentences were carried out

5 Israelis arrested for plotting attacks on Palestinians
10:47, 21 December 2014 Sunday

5 Israelis arrested for plotting attacks on Palestinians

A police force arrested five Israel settlers – of which four were minors – for planning to attack Palestinians in Jerusalem, Israeli radio quoted police sources as saying

Jordanian King arrives in Bahrain
10:04, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Jordanian King arrives in Bahrain

King Abdullah's visit to Bahrain comes only one week after he paid a visit to Saudi Arabia where he met with King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz

Israel vows to react 'firmly' against Hamas
09:40, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Israel vows to react 'firmly' against Hamas

Israel's safety comes first, Netanyahu said during a Hannuka candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Egypt charges captain officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter
09:38, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter

The fishing boat capsized after colliding with the Panamanian-flagged ship al-Safat after the container vessel had passed through the Suez Canal on its way to Saudi Arabia.

Livni urges US to veto Palestinian resolution at UN
09:14, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Livni urges US to veto Palestinian resolution at UN

Kerry had told European envoys that Washington would not allow any draft resolution on the Middle East peace process to pass in the Security Council before Israel's general election, Foreign Policy Magazine said


US stands with claim N Korea behind Sony cyberattack
11:25, 21 December 2014 Sunday

US stands with claim N. Korea behind Sony cyberattack

US confident North responsible for Sony cyberattack despite denial and 'joint probe' offer from Pyongyang.

UN's Ban hails Obama for quot courageous quot Cuba move
11:02, 21 December 2014 Sunday

UN's Ban hails Obama for "courageous" Cuba move

Ban visited Cuba earlier this year and said he had been trying to advocate for an opening with Cuba to authorities in Washington over the issue.

Boxing legend Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
10:50, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Boxing legend Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Muhammad Ali is in hospital with 'mild' pneumonia and is expected to be released soon, says his spokesperson

Two US police officers shot dead in line of duty
10:42, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Two US police officers shot dead in line of duty

Gunman kills himself after fatally shooting two New York City police officers as they sat in their marked police car


Egypt says arrested Nusra member returning from Syria
11:34, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Egypt says arrested Nusra member returning from Syria

The Homeland Security Agency managed to arrest "one of the most dangerous Al-Nusra elements" identified as Mohamed Ibrahim al-Desouki

Egypt relieves spy chief for 'health reasons'
10:38, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Egypt relieves spy chief for 'health reasons'

Al-Sisi has appointed Gen. Khaled Fawzi, head of the National Security Agency, as the acting intelligence chief

Tunisian polls open for historic presidential run-off
10:18, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Tunisian polls open for historic presidential run-off

Polls opened as Tunisians head to cast their ballots to elect the country's next president in a runoff vote that pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against Beji Caid Essebsi of Nidaa Tounes party. www.aa.com.tr/en

Kenya slams US on reaction to security law
10:17, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Kenya slams US on reaction to security law

Kenya says the U.S. had no moral standing to lecture it on justice reminding the presence of the U.S.-run detention camp in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay.

Morsi calls for prosecuting Egypt former interim ruler
10:12, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Morsi calls for prosecuting Egypt former interim ruler

Morsi called for the prosecution of former Interim President Adly Mansour, accusing him of "usurping" Egypt's presidency last year

Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days
09:16, 21 December 2014 Sunday

Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days

Postponing the election allows for the state governor positions to be removed from the forthcoming poll before the new nomination period starts on Jan. 11.


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