World Bulletin / News Desk
Kosovo’s national soccer team on Wednesday drew 0 - 0 with Haiti in a historical first international match for the country, six years after the former Yugoslav region declared independence from Serbia.
Kosovo faced Haiti in a friendly at the Adem Jashari Olympic Stadium in Mitrovica city, northern Kosovo, after the fixture was given the green light by FIFA, football's international governing body, two months ago.
Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said this was a victory for Kosovo regardless the outcome of the game.
The Kosovan team didn’t display any national symbols or play a national anthem in line with FIFA requests as, like Kosovan clubs, the national team remain excluded from official or qualification matches so long as its football association stays outside FIFA and UEFA.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has made it clear that Kosovo cannot join the football family before the country is recognized by the United Nations.
Although Kosovo is currently recognized by 108 states, including the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany, full U.N. membership is impossible as it remains unrecognized by China and Russia who are Serbia’s close allies with veto rights on the U.N. Security Council.
Both Moscow and Kiev have accused the other of shooting across the border, and Ukraine says missiles shot from Russia may have downed two of its fighter jets this week
"The federal government has requisitioned the services of the Pakistan army in aid of civil power in Islamabad," the prime minister's office said
Clashes were also reported in Jerusalem after Israeli authorities barred Muslims from performing Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Police said the bomb was left in a vehicle about 50 metres from a hotel in the town of Betong, which is popular with tourists from nearby Malaysia
At least 3 hae been confirmed dead, 10 rescued and 8 missing after an overloaded vessel carrying illegal Indonesian workers capsized.
Israeli air force dropped about 3,000 tons of explosives on the Gaza Strip in the first 15 days of the conflict, including 120 tons in the border town of Shejaia alone
Banned substances include gasoline and firecrackers, but also drinking water, cooking oil and yogurt.
Abbott said that Russian-backed rebels who control the area were tampering with evidence on "an industrial scale" and argued that outside police or possibly military forces were needed to ensure that did not continue.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said leaders should show flexibility so that political deadlocks could be broken and Iraq could confront militants.
State media said "millions" of people joined the rallies nationwide, which were called to mark Iran's annual day of solidarity with Palestinians.
At least three women and a three-year-old child were among those killed.
Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades was enraged when Turkish Cypriot president Dervis Eroglu refused to accept certain proposed terms, raising his voice, slamming his fist and throwing his glasses across the room in anger.
Jordanian government spokesman said the "aerial target was shot after being intercepted" when it violated Jordanian air space near the northern border city of Mafraq.
U.N. health agency said that four hospitals, including al Aqsa hospital in the coastal strip, had been damaged in the conflict that began on July 8 when Israel launched air strikes
Yatseniuk, Ukraine's point man for the West during much of the turmoil in the country since November, tendered his resignation on Thursday, saying parliament was betraying its people's demands
Brazil called the escalation of violence "unacceptable" and recalled its ambassador for consultations.