FBI accuses North Korea of launching Sony cyberattack
IRAQ - USA
Twin blows to IS group as Kurds break Mount Sinjar siegeAirstrikes in Iraq have killed three leaders of the Islamic State (IS) group in recent weeks, the US said Thursday, while Iraqi Kurds said they had broken a siege on a mountain…
SYRIA - TURKEY
Turkey to 'start training' Syria's moderate rebels by MarchTurkey may begin training and equipping moderate Syrian opposition fighters before March, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
On The Observers
Islamabad protesters demand cleric condemn school attackOne hundred and thirty-two children were killed by the Pakistani Taliban in their attack on a school in Peshawar earlier this week. But this was not enough to get the leader of…
Far-right French mayor under fire for campaign finance fraudA French court on Friday said the far-right mayor of the northeastern town of Hayange failed to declare all of his campaign spending to authorities, in a decision that will…
Video: Pakistan in mourning after school massacreThe Taliban-perpetrated massacre that claimed the lives of 132 school children in Peshawar on Tuesday has been condemned globally, while in the northern Pakistani city every home…
USA - CUBA
Castro could visit White House, says USThe White House has raised the possibility of a precedent-shattering visit to Washington by Cuban President Raul Castro as part of President Barack Obama’s plans to normalise…
Eight children found dead at home in northern AustraliaEight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing.
Snow no show worries French ski resortsWith just a few days to go until Christmas, France’s top ski resorts would normally be gearing up for the usual flurry of visitors that the holiday season brings. But a lack of…