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18:59, 30 January 2015 Friday
Turkey condemns arrest of Crimean Tatar deputy chairman
17:09, 30 January 2015 Friday

Turkey condemns arrest of Crimean Tatar deputy chairman

Ahtem Ciygoz was taken into custody on Thursday by the Russian Federal Investigative Committee.


Houthi Takeover of Sana An Outcome of Saudi Maneuver or
16:41, 30 January 2015 Friday

Houthi Takeover of Sana: An Outcome of Saudi Maneuver or Myopia?

The Houthi takeover in Yemen has certain meanings in the everchanging Middle East scenario where the very existence of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates are seen as a threat to the Saudi monarchy.


Srebrenica genocide killers lose appeals
15:21, 30 January 2015 Friday

Srebrenica genocide killers lose appeals

The perpetrators of the Srebrenica genocide have lost their appeals at UN's appeals chamber in The Hague which has confirmed life jail terms for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara.


Nearly 4K ISIL militants killed since Kobani fight began
17:41, 30 January 2015 Friday

Nearly 4K ISIL militants killed since Kobani fight began

ISIL also lost 102 military vehicles and 16 tanks.

Iraq State issued curfew in Kirkuk
11:47, 30 January 2015 Friday

Iraq: State issued curfew in Kirkuk

Security forces have foiled an attack of the ISIL terrorist group on the Qasr Hotel in Iraq's Kirkuk province.


Japan helps to fight Ebola
06:23, 30 January 2015 Friday

Japan helps to fight Ebola

Japan pledges $100mn for Ebola-hit W. Africa states


IGAD 'taking custody' of S Sudan Rebel leader Machar
17:27, 30 January 2015 Friday

IGAD 'taking custody' of S. Sudan: Rebel leader Machar

South Sudanese leader has accused IGAD of "taking custody" of the country.

Six migrants drown off Morocco near Spanish enclave
16:27, 30 January 2015 Friday

Six migrants drown off Morocco near Spanish enclave

Six bodies were found washed ashore on Morocco's Boukana beach, close to a Spanish enclave that is a regular destination for migrants earlier on Friday.

AU summit to green-light anti-Boko Haram taskforce
16:20, 30 January 2015 Friday

AU summit to green-light anti-Boko Haram taskforce

AU commissioner for peace and security Ismail Chergui said that the AU will approve deployment of 7,500 African Union troops to fight Boko Haram in Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.

U K to provide Kenya with 'cutting edge' security capabilities
11:51, 30 January 2015 Friday

U.K. to provide Kenya with 'cutting edge' security capabilities

Commissioner Turner told AA they will have Kenyan forces flown to Britain to be trained

3mn Somalis need humanitarian aid
08:19, 30 January 2015 Friday

3mn Somalis need humanitarian aid

38,000 children are severely malnourished and need life-saving medical treatment and therapeutic food.

350 community schools aim to help S Sudan's children
06:28, 30 January 2015 Friday

350 community schools aim to help S. Sudan's children

Nearly 400,000 children had their education disrupted ias a direct result of the ongoing crisis.


Greece opposes Canadian gold mine to scrap gas utility sale
16:24, 30 January 2015 Friday

Greece opposes Canadian gold mine, to scrap gas utility sale

Greece "absolutely against" Eldorado-run mine - energy minister and says that there will be "no way" government will privatise gas utility DEPA. To await EU decision before deciding future of gas grid operator (Adds comments on revoking law over PPC, details, context)

French Muslims restricted in name of free speech
15:58, 30 January 2015 Friday

French Muslims restricted in name of free speech

French Muslims freedom is now being curbed in the name of combatting terrorism with the French government unveiling a new video to deter would be fighters with ISIL

Russia says nuclear arms to keep military edge over NATO
14:30, 30 January 2015 Friday

Russia says nuclear arms to keep military edge over NATO, USA

Tensions between Russia and the West have risen over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with Russia criticizing NATO expansion in Eastern Europe.

EU executive mulls introduction of new data retention law
14:28, 30 January 2015 Friday

EU executive mulls introduction of new data retention law

Aside from the new internet laws, the EU is also considering a new law that will require telecom companies to store communications data of all EU citiziens.

Russia blacklists four more U S citizens in retaliatory move
14:20, 30 January 2015 Friday

Russia blacklists four more U.S. citizens in retaliatory move

Last month, the United States added four names to the so-called Magnitsky list - a list that is meant to punish Russian human rights violators by barring their entry to the United States and freezing their assets there.

Airplanes to track halal food choices
13:59, 30 January 2015 Friday

Airplanes to track halal food choices

As part of a global push to combat terrorism, airlines in the USA will now keep a register and record passenger information of those who request halal meals and EU will now ban certain facebook, twitter, and google from displaying results in order to curb radicalization.

EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine crisis
11:10, 30 January 2015 Friday

EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine crisis

European Union extends sanctions against Moscow by six months following renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Greek PM European Parliament head discuss new reforms
06:40, 30 January 2015 Friday

Greek PM, European Parliament head discuss new reforms

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has met European Parliament President Martin Schulz for the first time since he won the elections in Greece.

EU to provide 136 million in humanitarian aid to Syria
05:32, 30 January 2015 Friday

EU to provide €136 million in humanitarian aid to Syria

- Aid package to be split between needs inside Syria and refugees in neighboring countries.


Iran EU3 meet for nuclear talks in Istanbul
03:36, 30 January 2015 Friday

Iran, EU3 meet for nuclear talks in Istanbul

Representatives of France, Germany and the UK meet with their Iranian counterparts as part of ongoing talks process.


Israel govt issues tenders for 450 settlement units NGO
11:54, 30 January 2015 Friday

Israel govt issues tenders for 450 settlement units: NGO

The tenders are for residential units in Jerusalem as well as units in southern Jerusalem.


Turkey's foreign minister wants end to 'pressure' on Tatars
14:14, 30 January 2015 Friday

Turkey's foreign minister wants end to 'pressure' on Tatars

Mevlut Cavusoglu comments after Crimean Tatar leader detained by Russian security forces.

Turkey trains over 800 policemen from 15 countries
13:31, 30 January 2015 Friday

Turkey trains over 800 policemen from 15 countries

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency said the program included officers from Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Palestine.


43 killed in blast at mosque in Pakistan-UPDATE
14:36, 30 January 2015 Friday

43 killed in blast at mosque in Pakistan-UPDATE

43 killed, many injured in explosion at Shia mosque in southern Pakistan


Obama in India pushes Pakistan to play China card
17:31, 30 January 2015 Friday

Obama in India pushes Pakistan to play China card

Analysts say Pakistan army chief travelled to Beijing to show US it has other regional allies

China clamps down on 'Western values' in class
17:16, 30 January 2015 Friday

China clamps down on 'Western values' in class

Education minister warns against using textbooks that undermine communism

China to register Uighur Muslims phone and computers
15:27, 30 January 2015 Friday

China to register Uighur Muslims phone and computers

Computer and cellphone buyers in Xianjiang region must register with police, with security camera footage to be kept for at least 30 days.

Japanese Muslims pray for release of ISIL hostage
10:08, 30 January 2015 Friday

Japanese Muslims pray for release of ISIL hostage

Japanese Muslims have gathered at the Friday prayers in Tokyo, praying for the release of Japanese ISIL hostage Kenji Goto


Hezbollah we don't want war with Israel but do not
17:44, 30 January 2015 Friday

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

Nasrallah was speaking at an event to commemorate the deaths of six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general killed by an Israeli air strike in Syria on Jan. 18.

U S man shot and wounded in eastern Saudi Arabia
17:20, 30 January 2015 Friday

U.S. man shot and wounded in eastern Saudi Arabia

A vehicle carrying two U.S. citizens came under fire in the Eastern Province district of al-Ahsa, one of the main centres of Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ites. It was not clear who shot at the vehicle.

Iranian leader meets Hezbollah chief Iran wishes to mend ties
16:30, 30 January 2015 Friday

Iranian leader meets Hezbollah chief ; Iran wishes to mend ties with Saudi

Commander of Iran's elite revolutionary guard meets leader of Hezbollah

Houthis abduct Sanaa University student leader
16:15, 30 January 2015 Friday

Houthis abduct Sanaa University student leader

The student union leader was kidnapped from outside his home and taken to an unknown location.

Egypt ISIL wing responsible for Sinai bombing
15:02, 30 January 2015 Friday

Egypt ISIL wing responsible for Sinai bombing

Three simultaneous bombings targeted military and security sites in the city of Aish.

14:56, 30 January 2015 Friday

Homemade bomb goes off in N. Egypt; injures pedestrians

The explosion came hours after a series of simultaneous attacks in North Sinai reportedly killed 26 people and injured 47

Egypt's Brotherhood condemns Sinai attacks
14:53, 30 January 2015 Friday

Egypt's Brotherhood condemns Sinai attacks

The attacks are the latest in a string of assaults targeting army and police personnel in Sinai with "Welayet Sinai" are claiming responsiblity for the attacks.

US condemns deadly attacks in Egypt's North Sinai
11:23, 30 January 2015 Friday

US condemns deadly attacks in Egypt's North Sinai

The State Department says the US remains steadfast in its support of the Egyptian government’s efforts to combat terrorism in Egypt.

Tunisia says foiled terrorist operation
11:01, 30 January 2015 Friday

Tunisia says foiled terrorist operation

Police arrested 15 people who planned to attack vital sites in the southern and eastern parts of Tunisia

Freed presidential aide leaves Yemen for Saudi Arabia
10:54, 30 January 2015 Friday

Freed presidential aide leaves Yemen for Saudi Arabia

Yemen's presidential aide who was released by Yemeni houthi rebels two days ago has left for Saudi Arabia

Syrian regime kills 26 in barrel bomb attacks
03:14, 30 January 2015 Friday

Syrian regime kills 26 in barrel bomb attacks

Regime warplanes attack livestock bazaar in Aleppo using "vacuum bombs."


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