World Bulletin / News Desk
Syrian state television aired footage on Thursday of President Bashar al-Assad swearing in new defence minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, the first images of the president since a bomb attack on Wednesday killed three senior official at a security meeting.
State television did not say where or when the footage was filmed but it will allay suspicions that Assad was killed in the attack.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year
FBI arrested two men suspected of buying explosives they intended to detonate during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement official said
Tensions have escalated in Mandera County, near the border with Ethiopia and Somalia, in the past year as clashes between clans have displaced hundreds of people.
Obama's plan eases the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million immigrants who are in the United States without legal documents.
Britain said around 1,300 of its soldiers were taking part in the bilateral UK-Polish field training exercise in southwest Poland alongside a Polish cavalry brigade and tank battalion.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and civil society groups have blamed a string of recent attacks in the east of the country on ADF
Modi used a Twitter message to announce Obama as the chief guest on Republic Day, which marks the enactment of India's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950.
Edgar Cevallos Jones sentenced to a two-year term and Ramon Caceres Jorquera to three years for committing the "crime of torture resulting in the death" of Air Force General Alberto Bachelet Martinez.
Ya'alon vowed that his government would step up its arrest of members of Palestinian resistance faction Hamas and other resistance movements in the Palestinian territories
According to Toby Lanzer, UN humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan, UN officials are already in discussions with Juba to find ways of prepositioning supplies in hard-to-reach areas of the country
The land reclamation project was China's fourth in the Spratly Islands in the last 12 to 18 months and by far the largest, IHS Jane's said.
German government focused on restoring peace talks as step towards two-state solution, says Chancellor Merkel
Azerbaijan and Armenia, two former Soviet republics, fought a war over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh between 1988 and 1994
Yemen has recently appeared on the verge of civil war, as the Houthis seek to expand their control beyond capital Sanaa, which they took over in September.
National Post newspaper said veterans had formed a group called the First North American Expeditionary Force to help link would-be fighters with Peshmerga units and to provide financial help.
Abbas Ibrahim, director of Lebanon's General Security apparatus, has since informed Ali's family of his death.